Friday, June 22, 2012
Woodridge's two Dunkin' Donuts locations and the Woodridge Police Department raised thousands for Special Olympics this month.
Two fundraising events in Woodridge this month raised more than $12,000 for the Special Olympics and Illinois C.O.P.S. Woodridge raised $4,400 for the Special Olympics during the annual Cops on Top fundraiser June 1. Woodridge police personnel visited both of Woodridge's Dunkin' Donuts locations, 2401 75th St. and 1920 87th St. Patrons were asked to make donations from 5 a.m. to noon. Those who made a donation received a coupon for a free donut. Those who made a donation of $10 or more received a travel mug. Woodridge raised about $3,000 last year during the fundraiser. The 87th Street location raised more than $2,500 this year, up from about $1,500 last year, according to Manager Mollie Reposh. Reposh sent us this video celebrating …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sign up to raise money for a new SEASPAR vehicle.
SEASPAR, a local organization that provides services for individuals with disabilities, needs your help. Registration is open for SEASPAR's 12th annual “Walk and Roll-A-Thon” fundraising event on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Ebersold Park, 6000 South Main St. in Downers Grove. Participants collect money from sponsors for each lap completed around the half-mile course at Ebersold Park. All proceeds from the event go toward the purchase of a SEASPAR vehicle scheduled to be replaced in the near future. Registration and pledge forms are available now. SEASPAR is an extension of the park districts of Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge, and the …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Woodridge Junior Woman's Club fundraiser is Saturday at St. Scholastica.
Learn to hula while helping victims of domestic violence. Tickets are still available for the Woodridge Junior Woman’s Club annual fundraiser, Doing the Hula to Provide Help & Hope. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at St. Scholastica in Woodridge. The event will benefit Family Shelter Services. Tickets are $25 and include a catered dinner from Famous Dave’s BBQ, DJ, Dancing, hula instruction, silent auction and a cash bar. Guests must be 21 or over. Family Shelter Services is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence and their children in DuPage County. In addition to providing emergency shelter, they provide individual and group counseling, court advocacy and services, hotline, teen services, …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Help pets find a home at a fundraiser at Brunswick Zone Saturday.
Ready to bowl for a good cause? Help homeless pets at the 14th Annual Bowling Fundraiser for Humane Haven Animal Shelter in Bolingbrook. Humane Haven is a no-kill shelter that has operated in Bolingbrook since 1999. The fundraiser will take place Saturday at Brunswick Zone. There will be bowling and raffles galore. All proceeds benefit the animal shelter. Get your ticket the night of the event or buy them in advance during regular adoption hours at the Bolingbrook PetSmart store on 159 North Weber Rd., (Wed 5 to 7 p.m., Sun 1 to 3 p.m.). Tickets are $20 per person, which includes shoes, two double Scotch games, and one crazy game. The fundraiser check-in begins at 9:30 p.m. Bowling begins at 10 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The flashlight egg hunt fundraiser will take place at Westminster Park at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Community members can donate in several ways to help ease the medical costs for a Downers Grove boy struck by a car Feb. 26 in Darien.
Red bracelets supporting a Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader’s recovery are now available to a wider audience. Cozzi Corner Hot Dogs and Beef in Downers Grove will be selling the bands that say Hunter’s Hope for $1, as well as hosting a six-month long fundraiser to help the family pay medical costs. The 14-year-old Downers Grove boy remains hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries when he was struck by a car Feb. 26 while crossing Beller Drive in Darien with his bike. The hospital is not releasing any information about his condition. Last week the rubber bracelets were for sale only at Lakeview and Prairieview schools. In just that first week, students raised about $750. A Lakeview parent who wishes to remain anonymous launched …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Prairieview Principal Janeise Schultz picked up a Lace Elementary School T-shirt Tuesday.
The children in District 61 and District 66 raised a combined total of more than $22,000 for cancer research during the last week in January. It was an amazing feat, but it wasn't the end of the story. The districts were competing against each other to see which could raise the most money by selling paper fists for $1 each. Even though everyone was a winner in the competition, District 61 officially came out on top, raising more than $14,000 for Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center. The terms of the bet required the principal from the lower-earning school to wear an item of clothing emblazoned with the other school's logo for a week. Prairieview Principal Janeise Schultz picked up a Lace Elementary School T-shirt from …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Glimmer Salon in Seven Bridges raised thousands during its "Glimmer of Hope" fundraiser Jan. 13.
Glimmer Salon in Seven Bridges raised more than $9,200 during its "Glimmer of Hope" fundraiser on Jan. 13. It was the second annual fundraiser for the salon, which is located above Starbucks in Seven Bridges at 3520 Seven Bridges Dr. #235. About 125 people attended the event, according to Glimmer Co-Owner Sandy Robertson. All proceeds will benefit Derrick Wanderer, a 15-year-old who suffered major brain injuries after a car accident on June 13, 2011. Wanderer is the Robertson's nephew. After being thrown from a car and hitting a tree, Wanderer was hospitalized with several broken bones and completed rehab at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He returned home De. 27 but is confined to a wheelchair and will require daily therapy and …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Cancer Smashers kicked off a fundraising competition Friday with a rally at Eisenhower Junior High.
One dollar at a time, the kids in District 61 and District 66 are hoping to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Positive energy filled Eisenhower Junior High’s gym Friday as the students kicked off a weeklong fundraiser for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Students from Lace Elementary and EJH will compete against the kids at Prairieview Elementary and Lakeview Junior High to see which district can raise the most funds. They’ll raise the money by selling paper fists for $1 — fists that represent their goal of knocking out cancer. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Beth Tischler, who chairs Cancer Smashers, a youth offshoot of the H Foundation, a local group that raises money for cancer research. “I …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Center Cass School District 66 will receive 15 percent of all sales Monday from noon to 7 p.m. when you show the restaurant this flier.