Southlake Nissan – “Vote For Your Charity” Contest

November 2023 Winner

Pink Ribbon Society

Pink Ribbon Society

Continuing our commitment to help those in our community in the fight against breast cancer. Southlake Nissan is thrilled to present our 2023 donation of $27,075 to Pink Ribbon Society for this year’s breast cancer campaign where the money stays right here in Northwest Indiana. We really appreciate the level of support we’ve received from our customers and the community for this.


Contact Information

303 E 89th Ave

Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 472-0704

October 2022 Winner

Pink Ribbon Society

Pink Ribbon Society

Southlake Kia is a proud supporter of the Pink Ribbon Society and we are happy to present our October Donation of $22,900 to the organization! Thank you again to all of our customers who purchased a vehicle from our organizations during the month of October! Without your business, we wouldn’t have been able to gift it forward.


Contact Information

303 E 89th Ave

Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 472-0704

March 2024 Winner

Midwest Siamese Cat Rescue

Midwest Siamese Cat Rescue

Building on the legacy of the Siamese Cat Rescue Center, Midwest Siamese Cat Rescue seeks to rescue and re-home Siamese cats at risk in Indiana and surrounding states.


Contact Information

P O Box 2

Lake Village, IN 46349

[email protected]

February 2024 Winner

Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana believes that as an animal shelter, it is our duty to improve the lives of companion animals in the Gary, IN area by providing a shelter alternative, spay & neuter assistance, and adoptive services.


Contact Information

6100 Melton Rd.

Gary, IN 46403

219-938-3339

[email protected]

Janaury 2024 Winner

Fried's Cat Shelter

Fried’s Cat Shelter

Fried’s Cat Shelter is still a no-kill, cageless sanctuary that thoroughly believes in spaying and neutering as the most effective method to control the feline population.


Contact Information

509 IN-212

Michigan City, IN 46360

(219) 874-6932

[email protected]

December 2023 Winner

Begin Again Rescue Co.

Begin Again Rescue Co.

Begin Again Rescue Co. (BARC) is an all volunteer, foster based, dog rescue group that provides help and a safe haven to dogs removed from situations that are abusive or neglectful or are in danger of being euthanized in a shelter or pound.


Contact Information

2700 Valparaiso St, Box 1053

Valparaiso, IN 46383

[email protected]

November 2023 Winner

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

The Humane Society of Hobart is a no-kill animal shelter that has been serving the community for 65 years with the mission of building and strengthening pet families!


Contact Information

2054 East State Road 130

Hobart, Indiana 46342

(219) 942-0103

[email protected]

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

October 2023 Winner

Lakeshore PAWS

Lakeshore PAWS

Lakeshore PAWS is dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets in Northwest Indiana–one animal at a time–because they deserve it.


Contact Information

4611 Evans Avenue

Valparaiso, IN 46383

219-476-PAWS (7297)

[email protected]

Lakeshore PAWS

September 2023 Winner

Second Chance 4 Pets Network

Second Chance 4 Pets Network

The mission of Second Chance 4 Pets Network is “helping people help animals”. They provide foster care and an adoption program, T-N-R (trap, neuter & return of feral cats), a rehoming assistance program, community education, and networking with local shelters and rescues. They also help with spay/neutering and low-cost vaccinations to those pet owners in need.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 388

Whiting, IN 46394

(219) 771-6768

[email protected]

Second Chance 4 Pets Network

August 2023 Winner

Silverstray Social

Silverstray Social

Silverstray Social helps animal shelters and rescues who struggle with social media, promotion, and marketing free of charge. Their motto is “Awareness Equals Adoptions” because they have seen firsthand the difference marketing and social media can make in effectively finding an animal the perfect home.


Contact Information

Gary, IN

(574) 806-2810

[email protected]

Silverstray Social

July 2023 Winner

Treasured Friends Animal Rescue

Treasured Friends Animal Rescue

Treasured Friends is a foster-based cat and dog rescue group serving Northwest Indiana and surrounding Illinois suburbs. One of their main goals is to increase the number of lives saved by promoting the low-cost spay or neuter programs available in the area.


Contact Information

PO Box 9234

Highland, IN

(219) 381-8562

[email protected]

Treasured Friends Animal Rescue

June 2023 Winner

Independent Cat Society

Independent Cat Society

The vision of the Independent Cat Society is to serve as many cats, pet owners, and community members in Northwest Indiana and neighboring areas as possible. They provide a sanctuary for homeless felines in their transition to adoption, promote responsible feline ownership through educating the public, and more.


Contact Information

4061 County Line Road

Westville, IN

(219)785-4936

[email protected]

Independent Cat Society

May 2023 Winner

ABRA, Inc.

ABRA, Inc.

ABRA, Inc. is a foster-based rescue group dedicated to saving shelter pets. Their mission is to save as many dogs and cats from living their final days in shelters and pounds and to educate the public so that one day their rescue won’t be necessary.


Contact Information

PO Box 1426

Crown Point, IN 46308

(219) 785-4936

[email protected]

ABRA, Inc.

April 2023 Winner

Erin’s Farm NFP

Erin’s Farm NFP

Erin’s Farm strives to provide an amazing home for rescued animals as well as a unique opportunity for the public to get the needed exposure and education about animals in our food and farm industry as well as reptiles and other exotics found in nature. Inspired by Jane Goodall’s foundation & message for peace, unity & understanding, they have molded their farm mission around rescue, education and exposure to all of the worlds sentient beings.


Contact Information

5200 S. Liverpool Rd.

Hobart, IN

(773) 575-4990

[email protected]

March 2023 Winner

Feline Community Network & Cat-Themed Gift Shop

Feline Community Network & Cat-Themed Gift Shop

The Feline Community Network & Cat-Themed Gift Shop is a specialty non-profit cat shelter, sanctuary, and cat-themed gift shop located in Hobart, IN.


Contact Information

1601 W 37th Ave Ste Wh-1

Hobart, IN 46342

(219) 940-3340

[email protected]

Feline Community Network & Cat-Themed Gift Shop

February 2023 Winner

First Fruits Gives

First Fruits Gives

First Fruits Gives is a non-profit farm serving the community with full hearts and open hands.


Contact Information

451 North 450 East

Valparaiso, IN 46383

(219) 406-6711

[email protected]

First Fruits Gives

Janaury 2023 Winner

True North Training Stables

True North Training Stables

True North is a loving nurturing environment that uses horses to mentor children and their families. Their mission is to help kids understand that they are perfectly and wonderfully made and even in times that seem like a massive storm, there is a port.


Contact Information

927 North 150 West

Chesterton, IN

(219) 728-7490

[email protected]

True North Training Stables

December 2022 Winner

Begin Again Rescue Co.

Begin Again Rescue Co.

Begin Again Rescue Co. (BARC) is an all volunteer, foster based, dog rescue group that provides help and a safe haven to dogs removed from situations that are abusive or neglectful or are in danger of being euthanized in a shelter or pound.


Contact Information

2700 Valparaiso St, Box 1053

Valparaiso, IN 46383

[email protected]

Begin Again Rescue Co.

November 2022 Winner

Indiana Dunes Great Banquet

Indiana Dunes Great Banquet

Indiana Dunes Great Banquet’s objective is to inspire Christians to deepen service to Christ in their home, church, and workplace, live lives in grace and respond to higher levels of Christian discipleship.


Contact Information

PO BOX 1696

Valparaiso, IN 46384

[email protected]

Website

Indiana Dunes Great Banquet

October 2022 Winner

500 Turkeys

500 Turkeys

500 Turkeys mission is FEED FAMILIES, FOOD, & FAITH. They hope to provide food for 500+ families for Thanksgiving with the help of the community.


Contact Information

PO BOX 1204

Valparaiso, IN 46384

(219) 531-7777

[email protected]

500 Turkeys

September 2022 Winner

Au-Some Kidz Rock

Au-Some Kidz Rock

Au-some Kidz Rock, Inc. focuses on making sure that children and teenagers are receiving all the services that they need. Their members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us to help them in the best way possible. Using data-driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.


Contact Information

210 East 78th Avenue

Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 238-9546

[email protected]

Au-Some Kidz Rock

August 2022 Winner

Power Paws for Kids

Power Paws for Kids

Power Paws for Kids aims to provide the community with an animal assisted program that will help to promote health and well being through positive interactions with animals.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 517

Saint John, IN 46373

[email protected]

Power Paws for Kids

July 2022 Winner

St Jude House

St Jude House

St. Jude House is a safe emergency shelter and provider of services for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. We provide housing, advocacy, and compassionate assistance.


Contact Information

12490 Marshall Street

Crown Point, Indiana 46307

(219) 996-4770

St Jude House

June 2022 Winner

Dunes Dog Training

Dunes Dog Training

Dunes Dog Training Club educates the general public in the training, handling and care of dogs by holding classes, seminars, clinics, demonstrations, matches, obedience trials and similar events. Its Pets N Vets program gives dogs in rescues and shelters a chance to live and to serve by helping to heal the stresses, PTSD/TBI, and wounds so many soldiers battle when they come home.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 380

Hebron, IN 46341

(219) 996-4770

[email protected]

Dunes Dog Training

May 2022 Winner

2x2 Rescue

2×2 Rescue

2 x 2 Rescue dedicated to saving the often overlooked animals at high kill shelters. We are dedicated to bettering the lives of overlooked, neglected, or special needs shelter animals.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 14361

Merrillville, IN 46411

[email protected]

April 2022 Winner

The Houndsong Rescue

The Houndsong Rescue

The Houdsong Rescue is a foster-based Beagle and Coonhound rescue service, providing placement-rehabilitation-rehoming of Beagles and Coonhounds. They offer rescue services to shelters, hunt clubs, breeders, and private individuals who have dogs in need. They also offer welfare education, training, and behavioral evaluations.


Contact Information

Knox, IN

(219) 228-0157

[email protected]

The Houndsong Rescue

March 2022 Winner

Paying It Forward Inc

Paying It Forward Inc

Paying It Forward Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers programs that benefit the lives of impoverished children in the IL & NWI areas and provides a safe haven for women going through an emotional crisis and domestic violence.


Contact Information

4328 Olcott Ave,

East Chicago, IN 46312

(219) 318-3122

[email protected]

Paying It Forward Inc

February 2022 Winner

Fair Haven Center

Fair Haven Center

Fair Haven is a faith based non-profit organization that services women and families who are recovering from the effects of sexual violence.


Contact Information

2645 Ridge Rd.

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 961-4357

[email protected]

Fair Haven Center

January 2022 Winner

Family House Inc.

Family House Inc.

The Family House mission is to nurture children through healthy family interactions in a safe, home-like environment and to create a child-centered, family-focused community.


Contact Information

610 E Glendale Blvd,

Valparaiso, IN 46383

219-464-4160

[email protected]

Family House Inc.

December 2021 Winner

Feline Community Network

Feline Community Network

The Feline Community Network is a feline rescue & rehabilitation center that is committed to promoting the cat-human bond while cultivating relationships with local animal control agencies, humane societies, other rescue organizations, and the local community. They work to ensure the well-being of companion cats by providing medical care and rehabilitation services to those felines that arrive sick or injured.


Contact Information

1601 W 37th Ave Ste Wh-1

Hobart, IN 46342

(219) 216-7568

[email protected]

Feline Community Network

November 2021 Winner

Coates, Inc.

Coates, Inc.

Coates Inc.’s vision is educational equity for under-served communities so that all students can attain college and career success. Their mission is to deliver programs that provide students with equal educational opportunities, college and career resources, and solid connections to the community.


Contact Information

Merrillville, IN

(219) 472-9928

[email protected]

Coates, Inc.

November 2021 Winner

Pink Ribbon Society

Pink Ribbon Society

Southlake Auto Group was proud to donate over $13,000 to the Pink Ribbon Society in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.


Contact Information

303 E 89th Ave

Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 472-0704

October 2021 Winner

The Merrillville Education Foundation

The Merrillville Education Foundation

The Merrillville Education Foundation is committed to being the primary philanthropic organization that funds innovative educational grants to teachers in the Merrillville Schools in order to provide opportunities that enhance student learning and achievement, promote social and emotional development of our students, and contribute to a strong community through a belief that education is key.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 14475

Merrillville, IN 46411

[email protected]

The Merrillville Education Foundation

September 2021 Winner

Pandemic Parenting

Pandemic Parenting

The mission of Pandemic Parenting is to share science-based knowledge, experience, and resources with parents and caregivers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that are immediately accessible and useful.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 14475

Merrillville, IN 46411

[email protected]

Website

August 2021 Winner

Family Promise of Porter County

Family Promise of Porter County

Family Promise of Porter County’s mission is to help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 2582

Portage, IN 46368

(219) 921-9178

[email protected]

Family Promise of Porter County

July 2021 Winner

Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation

Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation

Providing HOPE & HELP to Northwest Indiana families affected by childhood cancer and supporting promising research so that all children with cancer can be HEALed.


Contact Information

P.O Box 824

Schererville, IN 46375

(219) 552-1217

[email protected]

Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation

June 2021 Winner

Lake Area Recovery Club

Lake Area Recovery Club

The Lake Area Recovery Club is dedicated to supporting individuals and their families in recovery. They offer a safe and sober environment collectively based on the principles of the 12 step recovery programs through activities such as meetings, fellowship, educational activities and social events. LARC strives to enhance the lives of people in recovery and the communities in which they live.


Contact Information

201 N Griffith Blvd

Griffith, IN 46319

(219) 595-0068

[email protected]

Lake Area Recovery Club

May 2021 Winner

Portage Recovery Association

Portage Recovery Association

Portage Recovery Association’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment for individuals and their families in recovery based on the principles of 12 step recovery programs, through activities such as meetings & fellowship.


Contact Information

5957 McCasland Ave

Portage, IN 46368

(219) 364-6138

[email protected]

Portage Recovery Association

April 2021 Winner

500 Turkeys Feeding Family's Food and Faith

500 Turkeys

500 Turkeys mission is FEED FAMILIES, FOOD & FAITH. They hope to provide food for 500+ families for Thanksgiving with the help of the community.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 1204

Valparaiso, IN 46384

(219) 531-7777

[email protected]

500 Turkeys Feeding Family's Food and Faith

March 2021 Winner

Dunes Dog Training Program

Dunes Dog Training Program

Dunes Dog Training Program’s goal is to educate the general public in the training, handling and care of dogs by holding classes, seminars, clinics, demonstrations, matches, obedience trials and similar events. Its Pets N Vets program gives dogs in rescues and shelters a chance to live and to serve by helping to heal the stresses, PTSD/TBI, and wounds so many soldiers battle when they come home.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 380

110 N. Main Street

Hebron, IN 46341

(219) 996-4770

[email protected]

Dunes Dog Training Program

February 2021 Winner

Regional Performing Arts Company

Regional Performing Arts Company

Regional Performing Arts Company has a goal to provide a supplementary performance experience to the youth of The Region and a safe, educational environment for young people to grow artistically as well as form long-lasting connections with peers that may be outside their school network.


Contact Information

2530 Portage Mall

Portage, IN 46368

(219) 841-9545

[email protected]

January 2021 Winner

Zeta Nicole’ Girls

Zeta Nicole’ Girls

Zetta Nicole’ Girls is dedicated to providing mentorship to at-risk young girls with an opportunity to gain work experience and transferable skills.


Contact Information

(219) 680-9947

[email protected]

Zeta Nicole’ Girls

December 2020 Winner

Gabriel's Horn

Gabriel’s Horn

Gabriel’s Horn helps homeless women and children rebuild their lives and to achieve independence with dignity by providing shelter, education, counseling and referrals to community connections.


Contact Information

792 McCool Rd

Valparaiso, IN 46385

(219) 364-8018

[email protected]

Gabriel's Horn

November 2020 Winner

ABRA, Inc.

ABRA, Inc.

ABRA, Inc. is a foster-based rescue group dedicated to saving shelter pets. Their mission is to save as many dogs and cats from living their final days in shelters and pounds and to educate the public so that one day their rescue won’t be necessary.


Contact Information

PO Box 1426

Crown Point, IN 46308

[email protected]

ABRA, Inc.

October 2020 Winner

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

The Humane Society of Hobart is a no-kill animal shelter that has been serving the community for 65 years with the mission to build and strengthen pet families!


Contact Information

2054 East State Road 130

Hobart, Indiana 46342

(219) 942-0103

[email protected]

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

September 2020 Winner

Feline Community Network

Feline Community Network

Feline Community Network is a feline rescue and rehabilitation center that works to ensure the well being of companion cats by providing medical care and rehabilitation services to those felines that arrive sick or injured.


Contact Information

1601 W 37th Ave Ste Wh-1

Hobart, Indiana 46342

(219) 216-7568

[email protected]

August 2020 Winner

Sojourner Truth House

Sojourner Truth House

Sojourner Truth House’s mission is to empower at-risk women and their children through collaborative actions that inspire the human spirit so participants can improve their quality of life and the community in a safe, trusting environment.


Contact Information

410 West 13th Avenue

Gary, IN 46407

(219) 885-2282

[email protected]

Sojourner Truth House with Greg Chip

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