Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24
To the editor: For several years the Milton Township Republican Committeeman and friends have volunteered to improve our township for our families and businesses. In 2013, we plan on building upon this tradition by cleaning a portion of the Prairie Path and raising money for those in need to benefit the Milton Township Food Pantry. First, on April 27th, 2013, the Milton Township Republican’s and friends will gather to clean a section of the Illinois Prairie Path. We will meet at the intersection of President and Crescent Street in Wheaton, at 9:30 a.m. Second, on May 18th the organization will have volunteers raising money for the Milton Township Food Pantry at the Wheaton Farmers Market and Taste of Glen Ellyn. During these tough …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Jennifer Darnall was one of four residents nominated for consideration as the Glen Ellyn Patch Person of the Year.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Why not start out the new year by giving back to local organizations. Here are a few local nonprofits seeking volunteers.
The New Year has arrived and if you are like most people you’ve made a few resolutions. Often people resolve to give back more to their communities, and keeping that in mind, here are some local organizations who are always looking for volunteers. Know a group that should be on this list, but isn’t? Add it in comments or e-mail Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Glen Ellyn Food Pantry: Not only does the pantry need food and monetary donations, it relies heavily on its volunteers to keep operating. SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education): Volunteers are sought for the nonprofit to help with office tasks and organizing. Volunteers of all ages are welcome whether students or retirees. And, …
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 …
Friday, September 21, 2012
In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Glen Ellyn Park District is holding a volunteer event Saturday.
Volunteers around the country will be coming together in honor of National Public Lands Day. It is anticipated that more than 170,000 people will volunteer to do hands-on projects. Glen Ellyn will also be doing its part to help maintain public lands. National Public Lands Day is being celebrated nationwide Sept. 29, but the Glen Ellyn Park District is holding its event this weekend and is inviting residents, families and organizations to participate in projects at Churchill Park. Volunteers will meet Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the park and complete hands-on work to improve the health of the wetlands, prairie and wooded sections of Churchill Park, according to the Glen Ellyn Park District. Everyone is welcome to participate and those who…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center is hoping the community will help support its efforts toward securing grant funding through the Chase Community Giving Awards.
If there are two things nonprofits are always in need of they are volunteers and funding. That is no different for the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center. The nonprofit has recently expanded its literacy efforts in Glen Ellyn and would like to grow its program to offer even more assistance to children in need in the community. To grow the program more funding is required. With nothing to lose, other than a chance at some grant funding, the organization is in the running for a Chase Community Giving Award. If the literacy nonprofit gets enough votes to stay in the race, it could receive anywhere between $10,000-to-$250,000. All that residents need to do is vote. Voting is ongoing through Sept. 17. The resource center provides an after …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A dozen Glen Ellyn restaurants will donate 10 percent of their receipts today to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
So much goes on during the summer, with people vacationing and parents running the kids around to activities, nonprofits see a decline in donations as people direct their energy elsewhere. At the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, donations definitely drop during summer, but though things are a little sparser at the pantry, the organization is always prepared to help those in need, according to an official with the nonprofit. Wednesday, locals have a way to give back to the organization while enjoying a meal at their favorite restaurant. Diners can “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” while eating at participating restaurants,which will donate 10 percent of their receipts Wednesday to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The food pantry is located within Grace …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Bridge Communities 4th annual Backyard BBQ will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
Submitted by Bridge Communities Glen Ellyn’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off returns for a fourth year of food, fun and festivity in a relaxed, downhome atmosphere. Glen Ellyn’s 4th Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off Competition takes place Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Glenwood Avenue lot in downtown Glen Ellyn. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, relax, and hang out for the afternoon. “What started in 2009 as a small, block-party-like BBQ contest for a bunch of amateurs with a love of BBQ and delusions of grandeur has grown to a full blown event in downtown Glen Ellyn,” says Bob Solak, Bags Tournament Coordinator for the 2012 BBQ. Both amateur and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Alicia Rasnic began volunteering with Bridge Communities five years ago. She recently helped supervise the creation of a new garden at a Bridge-owned apartment complex.
Alicia Rasnic loves to garden. Her experience out in the garden played a key role in a new project Bridge Communities started earlier this summer. Rasnic, a long-time Glen Ellyn resident, began volunteering with Bridge Communities five years ago. She learned about the nonprofit from a friend who invited her to its annual Garden Party. “Because I was retired, I wanted something to get involved with, and Bridge seemed to be a really good opportunity,” Rasnic said. When she signed up to volunteer with Bridge Communities, Rasnic was asked to participate on the development committee doing outreach in the community to raise awareness of the nonprofit and secure donations and support from area businesses. Over the years she has participated in a…