Caring for our Communities

May 3, 2021 | Leeds Project Heart

Leeds Public House hopes to help build healthy communities with its Project Heart in May.

The monthly nonprofit-based initiative is supporting Healthy Communities of LaPorte County and the Covering Kids and Families Program.

“We work to ensure all families, kids and individuals have access to health care,” said Health Communities of LaPorte County Executive Director Sue Reed. “Our goal is to make sure everyone has this access, especially those in marginalized communities.”

The organization helps link programs, organizations and resources to make the most impact in communities. Additional programs include Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coalition and Suicide Prevention.

The team is raising awareness of the extended period for enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which is now open through May 15. As part of the Covering Kids & Families Program, the team is offering free, unbiased help to apply for insurance.

To connect with the team, call 219-809-9094 or visit to review enrollment options.

Fifty percent of proceeds from May’s Libations for Donations, Raspberry Beret, will support Healthy Communities. Enjoy it two ways: As a cocktail combining Tito’s Vodka, lime juice and lavender syrup topped off with Prosecco and a raspberry sorbet beret or as a mocktail mixing up lemon-lime soda, lavender syrup and lime juice and also finished with a raspberry sorbet beret.

“With a health-focused nonprofit in the spotlight, we are excited to offer a mocktail for the first time,” said Leeds Public House owner Denise Burns. “We are honored to help toast the health of our communities and shine a light on everyone’s need for health insurance.”

Anyone in the community wanting to back Healthy Communities can get involved as a volunteer.

“We are always looking for volunteers to help at events and audit how tobacco vendors are soliciting products, especially to our youth,” Reed said.

For more information and how to get involved, visit

The Project Heart platform continues to concentrate on community and non-profits since launching when Leeds Public House first opened in 2019. It has evolved into a monthlong effort to further bolster region non-profits.

Leeds is always looking for nonprofits to feature. To become a part of the community-focused initiative, contact Leeds General Manager Dave Roberts at 219-814-4530 or

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