Community Giving

  • Board Member Keith James accepts a $2,600 check for The Farm Place from AABC President Mark Gage

Vintage Car Club Donates $2,600


The Farm Place Inc. was happily surprised to receive a $2,600 donation from the American Austin Bantam Club. Each year the AABC holds an auction at their annual club meet, and the proceeds are donated to a non-profit at the next annual meeting. This year’s meet was held at the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center in Shipshewana. After talking with employees at the Shipshewana Convention and Visitors Bureau, the AABC chose The Farm Place to receive their donation. Board member Keith James happily accepted a check on behalf of The Farm. “This donation came [...]

Vintage Car Club Donates $2,6002022-01-19T22:50:16+00:00
  • LaGrange County Community Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant

LaGrange County Community Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant


The Farm Place Inc. has received a $20,000 grant from LaGrange County Community Foundation to support construction of the Animal Companionship Center at The Farm Place. The award comes from the Community Impact Grant at the Community Foundation. The grant funds will be used for construction of the Center, where children and adolescents will be reunited with their families and receive supervised visitation and relationship skill building in a safe, private environment with the added benefit of animal companionship. Studies have shown that animal companionship is helpful in increasing self-worth, practicing and developing coping [...]

LaGrange County Community Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant2022-01-19T22:50:33+00:00
  • Tournament organizer Madison Keil holds a glow golf ball and driver in the dark.

Lakeland High School Senior’s Project Helps The Farm


Madison Keil is a senior at Lakeland High School who decided to take on a senior project in order to earn a Leading EDGE diploma. The Leading EDGE program requires students to go beyond basic studies by participating in career internships, community service projects, and choosing a senior project that will somehow benefit the community. Madison learned about The Farm Place and talked with Farm board member Sue Keenan. Madison is an avid golfer and a member of the Lakeland girls golf team, and decided to organize a golf tournament, with proceeds going to The Farm. To [...]

Lakeland High School Senior’s Project Helps The Farm2022-01-19T22:51:28+00:00
  • Man from Sleep in Heavenly Peace assembling a bed, wearing a shirt that says, "NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!"

Beds Donated to The Farm Place by Sleep in Heavenly Peace


Sleep in Heavenly Peace Donates Ten Beds From an article in the February 28, 2020 issue of the LaGrange News: Since October 2018, Sherilyn and Randy Lackey of LaGrange in addition to other volunteers have built and assembled 190 beds associated with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The reason? Lackey says, “We don’t want any child sleeping in a bad situation. We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, [...]

Beds Donated to The Farm Place by Sleep in Heavenly Peace2022-01-19T22:52:00+00:00
  • Tri Kappa LaGrange Members with Farm Board Member Keith James

Tri Kappa LaGrange Visits The Farm


It's Tri Kappa Week! The Farm was honored to have members of Tri Kappa Mu of LaGrange visit the Farm house this week. Tri Kappa members included Emily Harris, Amy Whited, Andie Myers, and Laura Hartman. Board member Keith James led the group on a tour of The Farm's eight-bedroom house, which will be leased to a licensed foster care provider in the near future. The purpose of “Tri Kappa Week” is to show that Tri Kappa is a strong philanthropic organization in the state of Indiana. Tri Kappa gives approximately $1.5 million dollars every year on [...]

Tri Kappa LaGrange Visits The Farm2022-01-19T22:52:07+00:00
  • Flagstar Bank Donation for The Farm Place

Flagstar Bank Presents Check to The Farm Place


November Fundraiser is a Pleasant Surprise During the month of November, Flagstar Bank offices in Indiana and Michigan held a fundraiser for the Farm. Karen Fleisher, Branch Manager of the Flagstar Bank in LaGrange, presented a check in the amount of $4,300.00 to Farm Place board member Margaret Malone. According to Malone, "We knew they were doing a fundraiser in November but we are surprised and pleased to see the support and generosity of Flagstar Bank and our community." The Farm recently held an open house to invite the public to see the new Farm house, which [...]

Flagstar Bank Presents Check to The Farm Place2022-01-19T22:52:20+00:00
  • Hot Dog Fundraiser for The Farm Place

Kendallville Rural King hosts hot dog fundraiser


On Saturday, July 13th, Rural King in Kendallville, Indiana hosted a hot dog fundraiser for the farm. Hot dogs, cold drinks, and sweets were served and a good time was had by all. $XX was raised and we are grateful for the support from Rural King and the Kendallville community. A big thanks to Rural King. Aliquam fringilla molestie nisi ut porttitor. Maecenas viverra velit id cursus rhoncus. Mauris sit amet semper enim, quis hendrerit ex. Maecenas eu neque non lectus varius tristique sed ac tortor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in [...]

Kendallville Rural King hosts hot dog fundraiser2022-01-19T22:52:59+00:00
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