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Serving People with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.
TradeWinds provides services for children of all abilities and adults with physical and developmental disabilities including Child Care, Summer & Functional Skills Camps, and Speech & Occupational Therapy; Adult Day Activity Program & Training (ADAPT), Pre-Vocational Services (Sewing Manufacturing, Sign Shop, Packaging, General Assembly & Order Fulfillment), Employment Services, Residential Group and Supported Living Homes, Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services, TradeWinds Community Pantry, and Chicago Lighthouse Low Vision Clinic for residents of Northwest Indiana.

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TradeWinds provides skill training and job opportunities for our adults with disabilities to earn a paycheck.

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Established through philanthropy and volunteer support, your donations, time or talents to TradeWinds helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence, dignity and personal freedom.

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TradeWinds Services, Inc. Receives a Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Fund Grant from Legacy Foundation

TradeWinds Services, Inc. has received a matching fund grant totaling $100,000 from Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for Lake County, as part of the eighth phase of Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VIII). TradeWinds Services, Inc. will use the funding to help support TradeWinds Community Pantry to serve Lake & Porter County residents who need a helping hand due to food insecurity. Qualifying matching funds raised for TradeWinds Community Pantry will be eligible for a $1(grantor)-to-$1(grantee) match. “The award of these matching funds will help support the TradeWinds Food Pantry program for years to come. It will help cover more food pantry expenses, so we do not need to reallocate funds from our other services provided to individuals with varied abilities. The TradeWinds Community Food Pantry has been a great addition to TradeWinds' wrap-around services. Our food pantry offers an array of foods and necessities for people who struggle to make ends meet every month. With the help of donations to this matching grant fund, we will be able to purchase the food needed by many in our community. Without this additional support, we could not be as successful.” – Lisa Tatina, TradeWinds Director of Development & Marketing Through GIFT VIII Legacy Foundation is working to build unrestricted endowments supporting Lake County, to partner with local nonprofits to support community projects and programs, and to build internal capacity. The foundation allocated $1.687 million toward supporting community projects and programs run by Lake County serving nonprofits. Legacy Foundation President and CEO, Kelly Anoe, said “As trusted stewards of these funds, Legacy Foundation will be partnering with organizations that have a history of providing transformative services to all our Lake County communities, so that we will be able to have a positive impact on each and every resident.” For over 55 years, TradeWinds Services has continued to meet the increasing need for the variety of services we provide - making a direct impact on the lives of local children of all abilities and adults with special needs, their families, and the Northwest Indiana community. In June 2022, TradeWinds Community Pantry (a Food Bank of Northwest Indiana partner) began serving Lake and Porter County residents who struggle with food insecurity. About Legacy Foundation Legacy Foundation is the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana. For over 30 years, we have transformed and empowered the community by providing strategic leadership and impactful philanthropic support to ensure equitable opportunities for every resident that we serve. Offering a personalized approach to giving that enables individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to create a charitable legacy, the foundation has been awarded over $50 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1992. Governed by a volunteer board of directors representing a diverse spectrum of business, education, and both nonprofit and public sectors, we will continue to create an equitable Lake County where all people thrive. Learn more at www.legacyfdn.org.

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Jul
15
2024
TradeWinds Golf Scramble for Kids
Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN
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