Merrillville Baskets of Bountiful Blessings

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Merrillville Frozen Turkey Giveaway

We’ve partnered with the Impact Christian Church to give away 200 frozen turkeys to 200 families in Merrillville!

Event details are as follows:

DATE: Monday, November 19th
TIME: 10 am – 2 pm
LOCATION: Impact Church (7071 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410).


Families are asked to RSVP in advance at Please complete and submit the RSVP form to let us know that you will be picking up a frozen turkey. The person listed first on the RSVP will be the designated person for your family to pick up your Turkey.

You may also call 888-902-3011, ext. 9121 to RSVP.

Thank You: Merrillville Back to School Party

Logo - Impact Christian Church

Thank You
Impact’s 2018 Back to School
Block Party


Let me begin with the words, “thank you” as a way to express my heart felt gratitude for your assistance in underwriting this year’s Back to School Block Party. It’s but a few days after  the event, and the  process of putting everything away will take a while, but in my mind is the  huge crowd that was here, and how much they appreciated everything. Allow me to give you a brief review:

*We started setup promptly at 11, and already the crowd had started forming. We began immediately to set  up canopies to provide relief from the sun, and took  out tables and chairs to make the waiting more comfortable.

*We began at 1, with all the canopies in place, snow cone, popcorn, and cotton  candy machines al­ ready running. Hot dogs were being served, games now being played, and backpacks being disbursed. Each child would pick a backpack  color containing teacher requested supplies (grade appropriate), receiving also ear buds, a dental hygiene kit, a New Testament, a box of Girl Scout cookies, coupons for food/appetizers from Texas Corral and/or Chick-Fil-A, and pencils, paper, ink pens, etc. After receiving the  back pack, then  it was on to the socks/underwear distribution points. The lines were steady for well over 2 hours.

*Throughout the afternoon, we hosted a magic show  and a “Carol’s Cuisine Fruit of the Spirit pie baking class,” along with haircuts, nail polishing, games, jump houses, volleyball, ice cream from Culvers, peanuts from Texas Corral, and just about everything to entertain a child, while parents and grandparents looked through the 25+ tables full of good  used clothing.

About 750 backpacks were distributed to the children/youth of Merrillville/Gary/Hobart/Lake Station/Calumet Township. We have tracking on all the students and will use that information to see how else we can serve the many families in our area.

Thank you! You helped make all this (and so much more)  possible on August 11. Thank you for your generosity, your love and concern  for the children/youth of this area, and the encouragement given to not only students, but parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles as they direct their children to return well prepared to the classrooms to achieve, grow and become tomorrows adults. Thank you.

Bob Szoke, Pastor


P.O. Box 943, Schererville, IN 46375 | Meeting at: 7071 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 | Robert Szoke-Pastor

Merrillville Back-to-School Event and Giveaway


Come Out and See Us at Our Back-to-School Event!

Summer is slowly coming to a close and it’s almost time to send the kiddies back to school. At Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys, we want to help take some of the stress off your back-to-school prep.

Merrillville Back-to-School Event and Giveaways

Join Glen Lerner Gives Back on August 11th for our much anticipated Back-to-School Giveaway Event in Merrillville! Come down to our office at 421 81st Ave. for an afternoon of games, free stuff, and fun. The festivities begin at 10am and will wrap up at 1pm. We’ve joined forces with Chicago Cares to give out free backpacks chocked full of necessary school supplies. However, supplies are limited! So be sure to show up early so you can cross these supplies off your back to school shopping list. We will also have additional items and prizes available to give away while supplies last.

Parents are asked to RSVP in advance at Children must be present and accompanied by an adult to participate in giveaways. All adults must have a child present with them in order to participate in the giveaways.

Personal injury attorney Glen Lerner knows that, “a proper education can open doors in a child’s future that may have remained closed otherwise. It’s so important that all children are able to pursue their full potential during their time in school. And having the necessary supplies can make all the difference. We know that these supplies can be expensive and hard to find. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to ensure that the future of our community’s youth always shines bright.”

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

For over 25 years, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has been helping people pursue their rightful compensation when faced with personal injury. With over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees, his team has become one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country. You can find offices located in Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, California, and Arizona. But what if you don’t live in one of theses states? Glen Lerner has spent years building positive working relationships with attorneys across the country, so you never have to face a personal injury claim alone. The team also has experts that can assist with social security claims, dangerous product lawsuits, such as talcum powder, and cases involving injuries from dangerous drugs. For more information, visit our website at, or call (702) 877-1500.


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Glen Lerner Gives Back Packs Hope with Phil’s Friends

Phil’s Friends

“Volunteering with Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation,” says attorney Glen Lerner.

On Friday, June 22, the team at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will do our part to spread hope to those who so desperately need it. From 9:30am to 11:00am, we will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, packing and sending the light of hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends. Our team is excited to lend our time to such a noble cause.

Phil’s Friends and Their Mission of Hope

Phil’s Friends is a nonprofit, Christian agency with the mission to bring hope and support to those battling cancer in the United States. They do this by providing care packages and weekly Cards of Hope to patients and their families. They also invoke the power of prayer to assist and support cancer patients on their road to recovery.

Founder Phil Zielke knows exactly how that kind of hopelessness and defeat can cloud one’s mindset after a cancer diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Mr. Zielke is no stranger to these feelings. These feelings of despair can have a crippling effect on not only the patient, but their family as well. That is why Phil’s Friends is committed to being the light for families that have found themselves in the dark.

A caring volunteer assembles each package with items to bring comfort and joy to its recipient. Along with the care packages, patients will also receive weekly encouragement from our volunteers in the form of Cards of Hope. These hand-colored cards aim to let the patient and their family know that they have more people in their corner praying for their recovery.

“A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. These feelings aren’t limited to the person who receives the diagnosis. Cancer can send shockwaves throughout a whole family. We make a living out of bringing people closure during some of their darkest times.

Volunteering with Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation,” says attorney Glen Lerner. “We are excited and proud to give our time and energy to provide hope to those who need the strength to continue one of the hardest fights of their life.”

About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, and Indiana.

The Glen Lerner attorneys also have relationships with attorneys across the country to help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims nationally and dangerous product lawsuits such as talcum powder ovarian cancer cases and diabetes drug Onglyza heart attack claims. For additional information, call (702) 877-1500.

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Miller Elementary School Receives School Supplies

Glen Lerner Merrillville Provides Supplies for Miller Elementary School

Miller Elementary School received a donation of backpacks that were filled with school supplies, including pencils, crayons, and paper, and distributed to students on the first day of school. It was all made possible through a partnership between Crossroads Connects, the charitable arm of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys with offices in Merrillville. Miller staff provided the chamber with the list of supplies at the end of the last school year.

Chamber members as well as the Glen Lerner Attorneys ordered the supplies in bulk and donated hours assembling the 365 backpacks at Lerner’s Maywood office. The Miller Staff and students are overwhelmed with joy over this unprecedented donation. This will also help to make sure that the Miller students are successful learners everyday. This partnership is amazing and it will continue to impact every student, everyday.

Check below to read some of the thank you letters we recieved: