Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning is thankful for all the support of our customers and communities we serve. We want to show our gratitude for all those blessing by giving back. Every month, Illiana Heating is committed to giving back to local community organizations that are near and dear to our team members. We also support a number of organizations throughout the year as highlighted below.
Lakeshore Paws - http://www.lakeshorepaws.org/
Designated Month - September 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - John M
Lakeshore PAWS is a mostly volunteer run, nonprofit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We were established in 2011. Our vision is to create a culture of compassion and partnership in Northwest Indiana that will one day assure that every pet born has a stable home and care throughout its natural life.
Urban Faith Works - http://www.urbanfaithworks.com/
Designated Month - August 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Mary VP
Helping inner city children work toward a productive life and future. In our name, "Works" is a verb, serving the children and families of Gary, Indiana.
We are an after school and summer program for children and youth in Gary, IN, to help them with homework, learn life skills and life lessons, setting and achieving goals, and assisting the families to bring about these objectives.
Riley’s Children’s Foundation - http://www.rileykids.org
Designated Month - July 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Kylie B
Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Riley Children’s Foundation also supports Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home.
Fight for Air Climb - http://action.lung.org/site/PageNavigator/FFA_splash.html
Designated Month - June 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Leslee B
When you Step up to the Challenge by joining the Fight For Air Climb, you are making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of a skyscraper
Headstrong Project - http://getheadstrong.org
Designated Month - May 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Aaron S
With the help and direction of top clinicians in the country, Headstrong developed a comprehensive treatment program for post 9/11 veterans dealing with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, and anger management.
Headstrong has identified the barriers already in place and, in a true military fashion, came up with effective solutions for eliminating them — by putting funding directly into the care of the veterans. Headstrong has eliminated hurdles that patients experience with existing programs by providing cost-free assistance with experienced clinicians and individualized care without the wait time and extensive forms.
Autism Speaks - https://www.autismspeaks.org/
Designated Month - April 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Kevin P
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Project Love Food Pantry - http://www.projectlovefoodpantry.org/
Designated Month - March 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Tony W
Our mission is to serve our community by providing assistance to those in need with compassion, respect, and dignity. We offer canned goods, cereals, pasta, meats, breads, milk, and other assorted food items, as well as some personal care items, paper products, and cleaning supplies. The Pantry also offers fresh fruits and vegetables when they're available.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America - http://mymsaa.org/
Designated Month - February 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Zak F
MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.
Lakes of the Four Seasons Lions Club - http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakesfourseasonsin/
The Lakes of the Four Seasons Lions Club is an active group of volunteer women and men who serve our community and the world. We provide the community with an Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Celebration, Blood Drive and Children's Christmas Party. We support the Local Food Banks, the Caring Place, St. Jude House, St. Clare Clinic, Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, Meals on Wheels and local Sports Teams. We provide the local grade schools with dictionaries and school supplies. We also provide the funds for the Summer School Lunch Program.
Veterans Life Changing Services, Inc. (VLCS) - http://veteranslifechangingservices.com/
Designated Month - January 2017
Sponsoring Team Member - Gary S
Veterans Life Changing Services, Inc. (VLCS) is a Transitional Housing Program ofEach One Reach One Child 501(c)(3) Corporation. It is specifically designed to assist Northwest Indiana and Illinois service men and women in their transition back into civilian life.
VLCS is helping to create a Veteran community in Northwest Indiana and Illinois that provide stabilized housing support services that increase education and job skill levels of Veterans and promote greater self determination. Currently we assist homeless veterans in Northwest Indiana and are expanding housing opportunities in Indiana and Illinois. Northwest Indiana , Lake County Veteran population is 38,887. Our homeless count in our communities range from 15.7% on any given night. Our program is comparably unique to local shelter services which target Northwest Indiana and Illinois high population of homelessness to feed and shelter people overnight with no support services. Each One Reach One Child has the experience of helping homeless veterans obtain these objectives. Our services target male and female veterans and their families to offer safe holistic productive lifestyles.
ALS Association - http://www.alsa.org/
Designated Month - December 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Rick S
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
Calumet Humane Society - http://www.hscalumet.org/
Designated Month - November 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Kevin C
Working individually and in partnership with similar valued organizations, we will create a humane community for all animals through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Designated Month - October 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Steve R
Women’s Diagnostic Center - https://www.comhs.org/services/womens-care/womens-diagnostic-centers
Pink Ribbon Society - http://pinkribbonsociety.org/
Whites Family Services - http://www.whiteskids.org/
Designated Month - September 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Kevin F
White’s Residential & Family Services is a nonprofit social services organization that works to redirect, rebuild and restore children, teens and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth.
Together We Rise - https://www.togetherwerise.org/
Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public.
American Diabetes Association - http://www.diabetes.org/
Designated Month - August 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Mary VP
The American Diabetes Association is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides information for both patients and health care professionals; and advocates on behalf of people denied their rights because of diabetes.
JDRF - http://www.jdrf.org/
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - http://www.ccfa.org/
Designated Month - July 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Pam B.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
The Great Bowel Movement - http://thegreatbowelmovement.org/
This organization reaches out to the people by teaching, empowering, and using a clever, tongue in cheek approach to make it ok to talk about these typically taboo “poop shoot” issues. Their main goal is getting the message and information out to people and helping end feelings of shame and promote pride amongst IBD suffers, which is healing in and of itself.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - https://www.cff.org/Chicago/
Designated Month - June 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Casey O.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Camp Quality Illinois - http://www.campqualityusa.org/il/
Designated Month - May 2016
Sponsoring Team Member - Pat T.
Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our summer camps we have developed an important type of “therapy” . . . we like to call it Smile Therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Q. Kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible.
During the month of October, in honor of the company's comfort consultant and six year cancer survivor, Shelley DeYoung, Illiana is helping raise awareness about Breast cancer.During the month of October, $5 from every service call, $10 for every new Goldstar contract, and $50 from every equipment installation will be put in a special fund to help other women get the preventive care they need. Each year we've been able to give more than the last and we hope to keep this trend going!
See our page dedicated to this great cause here
We are supporting Mommy's Haven in their journey to bring a home for mother's in crisis. Mommy's Haven welcomes women, ages 18 and over, who are pregnant and have nowhere to turn. They offer single pregnant women, with no means of support, the opportunity to choose life for their unborn baby. God has called us to respond to this need by providing a safe, free-of-charge, home to all women who are feeling helpless and hopeless while facing an unplanned pregnancy. We never discriminate in providing services due to race, color, national origin, or religious preference. All we ask, is for a positive attitude and the desire for change, in order to be admitted to our home. Our faith-based program is an 18-24 month independent living program with excellent program services that allow each resident and their child(ren) to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Our future home will be located in Lake County, Indiana.
Illiana Heating is proud to join with the Project Love Food Pantry to improve their current facility to better serve the needs of the Cedar Lake community and surrounding areas
• Project Love provided service to more than 8,200 people in 2013.
• The volunteer staff handled over 142,000 pounds of food for distribution to Project Love clients in 2013.
• In just the first four months of 2014, Project Love assisted 2,327 people ranging in age from infants to seniors, and distributed more than 46,739 pounds of food.