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The story above was written by Mr. William Phillips. Mr. Phillips passed in April 28, 2012.

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Above: Women of The American Beauty Art Club of the Calumet Area.

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Above: Women of The American Beauty Art Club of the Calumet Area.

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Above; Garfield School in the Calumet Area, was burned down in 1956.

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Above: Students who attended Garfield School in the 1950s.

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Above: The Boy Scouts Group of Garfield School.

 

   Shopping with Santa !!
 December 15, 2012 our organization partnered with First Baptist Church of East Chicago, In. With a day of family, fun and giving and sharing with the children in the Calumet Community. The children was able to shop for their parents,FREE for all, and then go to a gift table to pick a gift for themselves. Everyone also enjoyed playing games and fellowship with each other for lunch.  Thank-You FBC and Rev. Sloss !!!
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         2012 Community Christmas
                  Extravaganza
WOW, we also partnered with others community groups here in East Chicago  with a city-wide gala event on Sunday Dec. 16,2012 at the East Chicago Boys and Girls Club.  Every child in attendance received a coat or toy.  Also a dinner was served for everyone.  The children enjoyed Santa grand entrance, and taking pictures with him as well.
Lake County Nursing  and
           Rehabilitation Center   
  Again, this year as in the past 3 years,during the Christmas holidays, we spend an afternoon with the patients at the  Center.  Singing Christmas songs and etc. Each patience received a gift bags with personnel hygiene items. The patients and the staff, and our organization enjoyed the celebration with each year.
 

Lake County Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center
Again, this year as in the past 3 years,during the Christmas holidays, we spend an afternoon with the patients at the Center. Singing Christmas songs and etc. Each patience received a gift bags with personnel hygiene items. The patients and the staff, and our organization enjoyed the celebration with each year.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

On December 27, 2011 we took 45 kids from the Calumet area to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Hammond Civic Center. The children really had a good time, they were so excited.

Next year we plan on having more activities and outings for the kids.

2011 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Rodney Carpenter Jr. received $1000.00 scholarship. He played varsity football and the cameraman for varsity boys basketball team at Central High School. He’s attending IUPUI earning a secondary degree. He believe that education should be pursed and he intend to do so. He tell the children “life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get”. He plan on being someone who impacts the world.