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Leeds Project Heart to help region nonprofits
11/21/2019 01:19 PM
Leeds Public House is launching a community-centered initiative to highlight region nonprofits beginning this holiday season.
Leeds Project Heart will kick off on Thursday Dec. 5 with a spotlight on Patch Harborside Heritage Organization, which was started by Bennie and Theresa Edwards in 2003. The organization continues to support Michigan City students through a scholarship program.
The LPH team will donate 10 percent of its sales on Dec. 5 to support the Patch Harborside Heritage Organization’s scholarship fund. The day will coincide with Revolution Brewing’s region launch of Fistmas beer and special offerings from the brewery.  
“Since our restaurant was in the planning stages, we knew that we wanted to have a presence beyond just a place to enjoy a great meal,” said Denise Burns, who owns the restaurant along with husband John and sister Amy Laria. “We see this project as a way to truly share our goodwill and encourage the continued support of our nonprofits that make such a strong impact on our region.”
Project Heart Thursdays will continue throughout the holiday season and on a monthly basis into the new year. Interfaith Community PADS will be featured on Dec. 12. The nonprofit assists homeless men and women in LaPorte County and is accepting donations to establish a permanent location. The Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte has also issued a challenge grant to assist with the renovation of the Sacred Heart Church. The organization will match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 and then 2 for 1 the next $18,750 if raised by May 1, 2020.
Michiana Humane Society will be in the spotlight on Dec. 19. The organization offers a safe place for animals to thrive until they are connected to new homes and parents. Volunteers visit Leeds’ patio during warmer days as part of the organization’s Fetch Some Fun field trips.
“We will also be a collection site for nonprofits that are in need of items to help them carry on their mission on their featured day,” said LPH General Manager David Roberts. “We will post all details on our event page of our website as well as on our Facebook page.”
The LPH team is seeking region nonprofits that would like to be a part of its Leeds Project Heart initiative in the future. To partner on this project, contact David at (219) 814-4530 or .
Leeds Public House, 401 Franklin St., brings an eclectic vibe to historic downtown Michigan City with a menu that features local ingredients crafted into chef-inspired seasonal dishes. The gastropub is open seven days a week and serves up specialty cocktails, local and regional brews and unique weekend brunch selections. Leeds Project Heart Thursdays seeks to ignite positivity and cultivate community connections by supporting nonprofits that continue to make an impact on the region. For more information, visit .
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