We are once again partnering with Schupan to collect and recycle old holiday lights this season! Broken or unwanted string and rope lights can be dropped off to the EEC any time between November 15th and January 31st to be collected for recycling. Dropping off after our business hours? Simply place items in the collection box on our Cabin’s front porch and we will take care of the rest. Thank you for recycling and reducing your waste this holiday season! The Elkhart Environmental Center is located at 1717 E. Lusher Avenue in Elkhart. Business hours are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.
Location: Elkhart Environmental Center
Join us as we celebrate our twelfth year of giving back to children and Veterans in our community at our 12th Annual Bears in the Air Kick-Off Party! The location of this year’s party is representative of our heritage and takes us back to our roots: our main terminal. It will be held on Friday, December 1 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gather your family, friends, and colleagues for an evening of joy and celebration at SBN as we raise funds to purchase brand new teddy bears to provide to children in area hospitals. These bears bring comfort and smiles to the children during a difficult time in their lives. The Bears in the Air program also supports our community's most vulnerable Veterans who have served our wonderful country and are now in need of our support. Along with the bears, the funds raised also provide financial assistance to the Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veteran's Center. The more donations collected, the more smiles we can create for both children and veterans alike. Admission to the party is $35 per person at the door. The cost will provide a bear to a child in area hospitals, including Beacon Children's Hospital, Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital, Elkhart General Hospital, Saint Joseph Health System, and A Rosie Place for Children, and a portion of the funds will also go to the Veterans. Tables of 10 seats may be reserved in advance for $450. Tables are based on availability and must be reserved by November 17. To reserve your table, call Julie Curtis at (574) 800-3230. In addition to enjoying an evening at the airport for a great cause, you can look forward to light refreshments, cocktails, music, and some of the most fabulous door prizes. The event is open to the public for adults 21+. If you cannot make the kick-off party but would still like to contribute, donations can be made until December 15 at https://givegrove.com/bearsintheair2023/. Come have a delightful time at SBN while making a positive difference in the lives of children and honoring our courageous Veterans! Please park in the long-term parking lot. Parking will be validated.
Location: South Bend International Airport