Giving back is second nature to Jana Caudill and her team. And to help spread that message of kindness and positivity even further, we’re proud to introduce a broad, ongoing community outreach initiative called Crown Point Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Too often, people believe the problems around them are too complex or too big to solve, or maybe they just don’t know where to start. But even small acts of kindness can have a huge impact, creating change and helping build momentum toward reaching larger goals. This idea is at the heart of Crown Point Neighbors Helping Neighbors – contributing to positive change in our local community through acts of generosity and thoughtfulness, both large and small.
In early 2020, Jana Caudill and her team saw an increasing need for support of many kinds throughout Northwest Indiana, as businesses and families dealt with an unprecedented economic downturn. With our team’s Free Moving Truck not in use, Jana quickly seized an opportunity to help her neighbors. The truck was parked near downtown Crown Point to collect donations.
The Crown Point Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook Group was formed to organize the effort and its volunteers, who also began to place collection bins in front of their own homes and businesses. From there, the campaign took off quickly as residents across the region reached out to ask how they could participate. Membership jumped into the thousands, and with it, our ability to help our neighbors grew also. Our group partnered with local restaurants to help provide hundreds of meals to healthcare workers during the pandemic, while also making personal connections with our neighbors, like sharing positive messages for our graduates and birthday wishes for a 107-year-old Crown Point resident. We went on to host our first virtual auction in June of 2020, benefiting numerous organizations whose fundraising efforts were diminished by the virus response.
Crown Point Neighbors Helping Neighbors continues to grow, and we’re adding more campaigns and projects all the time to help our community. For more information on how you can get involved, or to make a donation, please contact our office today.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is just one of many ways the Jana Caudill Team has helped give back again and again over the last two decades. Every year we find ways to support, lift up, and bring together our great community through community events, fundraisers, charities, and volunteering.
Our 2019 Rally, held at River Point CC in Hobart, Indiana on June 20, treated participants to a light breakfast before a fun morning of golf, and the day concluded with a luncheon and prizes. The Rally for Pink Ribbon is now in its ninth year and continues to grow, with 144 women participating in 2019.
This fun event was organized to help support Angie Alaniz, a single mother struggling with the emotional and economic impacts of fighting breast cancer. Funds raised helped Angie keep her home and provide for her daughters while battling a terrible disease. Click on the flyer to learn more about Angie and her brave fight.
In the Fall, we show our appreciation to our loyal buyers, sellers, and community partners by offering a free pie just in time for the holidays. This simple but heartfelt gift is our way of sharing a little old-fashioned neighborly kindness with all those around us.
We’ve held several toy drives over the years to benefit local families in need – after all, few things can make a home feel quite as warm as the joy of a child! In 2017, we collected items for Campagna Academy, a fantastic organization that has been helping children in Northwest Indiana for over 70 years by providing safe housing, therapeutic treatment, foster care, and education.
The Jana Caudill Team believes our four-legged companions deserve a safe and happy home too, and so we’ve previously collected food, toys, and other supplies that we deliver to the grateful staff at the Lake County Animal Shelter. During one donation campaign in October of 2017, we collected over 20 blankets for the animals in just 21 days.
This 5K event, hosted by The Giving Games, raised funds to benefit the Crown Point Police K-9 Unit. Runners made their way through several inflatable obstacles along the 5K run. Many of our team members participated along with their children and grandchildren, helping teach the importance of giving back to those around us.