Monday, December 17, 2012
Student council members, with the help of the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club, helped gather much needed toiletries for area senior citizens.
From Glenbard Township High School District 87 The Glenbard West Student Council, with the support of West students and staff, recently concluded a very successful toiletry drive. More than 100 bags of toiletry items were collected and donated to senior citizens in need in the area. The drive was sponsored in conjunction with the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club. The student council's community service co-chairs, Tracy Flood and Emma Reifel, organized this event, and thanks go to the students, teachers and staff who participated.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club with the help of donors, the Salvation Army and the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. brought joy to more than 100 families this holiday.
More than 100 families received Christmas baskets over the weekend continuing a Glen Ellyn tradition that has been happening for more than 60 years. With the help of donors, the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman’s Club, the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. and the Salvation Army were able to bring some happiness to families in need this holiday. The baskets were distributed on Dec. 8 to families ranging in size from small to large. Donors adopted the families and provided gifts for all of the family members, according to the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman’s Club. Toys are gathered at area toy drives and food is donated by the Salvation Army. The basket program helped 140 families, which included 25 seniors and 115 families, said Mary Sheehy, care person for …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Is your group, church, club or school holding a fundraiser or giving back to a community group this holiday? Share the information with Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez and we will add it to our list.
Donors are being sought to adopt a family for the holidays. For more than 60 years the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club has provided holiday cheer through their Christmas Baskets program, which benefits local community members in need. Donors adopt a family and buy gifts for each person in the family. Participating families range from small to large. Food from the Salvation Army and gifts through local school toy drives are added to the family basket. The drop-off date for wrapped gifts is Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn. Baskets are delivered to families on December 8. If you would like to adopt a family or help with deliveries, please contact Mary Sheehy before December 1 …