Local companies donate $10,000 to Pax Center

Nate Loucks, right, pastor of State Street Community Church, accepts a $10,000 check from Ryan Seaburg, owner/CEO of Qubit Networks, for the Pax Center.

La PORTE — In lieu of Giving Tuesday this year, Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom collectively donated $10,000 to the Pax Center in La Porte.

Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom are sister companies owned by Ryan and Sarah Seaburg. In the past, Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom have worked community meals for the Pax Center, but this year the companies wanted to do more.

“We really wanted to support the Pax Center’s mission, and we have such a strong appreciation for the resources they provide for our local community,” owner Ryan Seaburg said.

Seaburg hopes that the contribution will help fund one of their most recent projects, The Brighton Street Green Space. This project consists of turning the former Lenick’s Dairy property into a green space for the community to utilize and enjoy. The Brighton Street Green Space will feature an Educational Resource Center, an urban orchard, and plenty of garden space for community members.

Nate Loucks, State Street Church pastor, said “Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom are community leaders in philanthropy. Their commitment to doing good business is matched by their commitment to doing good for their community. It's encouraging and inspiring to see. We are honored to partner with them now and in the future.”

The Pax Center is a local food-providing organization in downtown La Porte committed to engaging the negative impacts of poverty, hunger, and loneliness in La Porte County. They are dedicated to caring for La Porte in different ways. The Pax Center also hosts a children’s garden club and manages Jackson Street Community Garden. In cooperation with its parent organization, State Street Community Church, the Pax Center organizes a monthly Discussion over Dinner event. Discussion over Dinner is a free, live experience open to all where people come together over a meal to listen, learn, and have dialogue over matters directly affecting LaPorte County. In addition to these projects, the Pax Center continues to have its food pantry, community meals, food rescue in local schools, and a clothes closet.

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