Huntington University has enjoyed the ministry of STAR 88.3 for a long time. University staff have been greatly influenced by the station, its value and its mission. When the opportunity came to partner with the station in the summer of 2009, Huntington University came to the table with people to serve on the board of directors and with financial support to help purchase the station. STAR 88.3 will promote their name for years to come.
Parkview and STAR 88.3 share similar goals in a desire to improve the health of the communities we serve. Parkview is the region's largest employer serving Northeast Indiana with quality health care services through 8 hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty physicians. In the spring of 2010, Parkview saw a unique opportunity to partner with Star 88.3 financially to expand the station's coverage in Northern Indiana (at 91.3 FM) and strategically market the hospital's services in these key areas.
Lakewood Park Christian School
For several years, residents in the Auburn, IN area had expressed interest in having STAR 88.3 in their community. In late 2010, an existing signal in the area became available. With the help of Lakewood Park, STAR 88.3 was able to purchase this signal and can now be heard in Auburn and Dekalb County at 99.9 FM. Together, we believe strongly in developing Christ-like character in the leaders of the future through service in the community and in educational excellence.
Other Impact Partners:
Throughout the year, STAR 88.3 is honored to be in partnership with these local organizations:
Operation Christmas Child
The NE Indiana Chapter of Operation Christmas Child is one of the largest and most productive local chapters in the nation. In 2010, over 27,000 shoe boxes filled with gifts and the message of God's love were collected from our area and sent overseas to children in time for Christmas. "Rock the Boxes" is an annual kick-off event hosted by STAR 88.3 to give families a chance to pickup a shoebox, as well as enjoy a concert from a STAR 88.3 artist.
STAR 88.3 has been in partnership with Charis House for nearly 20 years caring for women and children who have found themselves in a homeless situation. The goal at Charis House is to bring healing in their lives and to give them hope for a bright future by encouraging them to develop and grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. During the Christmas season, STAR 88.3 listeners donate new and gently used items to Charis House as a way of showing God's love (and the spirit of giving) to these women and children.