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 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The County is providing Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training and is seeking interested people to participate. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome.
DuPage County Health Department in the search for volunteers. The County is providing Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training and is seeking interested people to participate. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome. Volunteers will be trained in basic response activities related to public health emergencies, specifically related to a bio-terrorism event. No special expertise is required. All are invited to attend the training and become better prepared in the event of a disaster. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training will be held: REGISTER TODAY AT www.dupagehealth.org/training Click HERE for more details on the event. For more information contact Jeremy Hirst, Emergency Response Coordinator, (630)221-7888.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A parent inspired by her family's efforts to send necessities to her brother twice a week organizes a packing party to send necessities to 42 soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan.
When American soldiers begin a tour overseas, everyday necessities such as razors and toothe paste are no longer easily accessible. A group of about 30 Madison Elementary School students and parents filled boxes with toothbrushes, deodorant, snacks and other necessities Tuesday afternoon to send to 36 soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Wheaton mom Erin Meitzler invited other parents to join her efforts in the Wheaton IL Moms Facebook page about a month ago, after her 22-year-old brother began his third tour with the division. Since he returned to Afghanistan in March, Meitzler said her family has been sending him two boxes a week. In two months, April and May, the Meitzler family would have sent 16 boxes of supplies. Each box costs $…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Proceeds from the Wise Penny Resale Shop in Wheaton supports the work of Central DuPage Hospital's women's auxiliary.
A long history of caring volunteers has helped the Wise Penny Resale and Consignment Shop reach a monumental milestone. For 50 years, the store has supported Central DuPage Hospital’s women’s auxiliary. Nancy Stascny, the manager of the store, said that the store is entirely run by volunteers. “It started on the grounds of Central DuPage Hospital by a group of ladies,” Stascny said. “It moved from the hospital to downtown Glen Ellyn. We had women from West Chicago who covered it one day, women from Winfield and Wheaton, and from all different areas. Each of them took a day to manage the store.” The store's proceeds helps the women’s auxiliary's efforts to raise funds to support different programs at the hospital. “We support Dr. Tom …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The group, which assists the homeless, hosted the Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast with two special guest speakers.
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- Karlie Baker
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This morning DuPage PADS kicked off their 25th year of service with the Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast. Benedictine University hosted the eighth annual event, which was held in the school's Krasa Center. In the last year the group has aided over 1,100 of those in need. Executive Director Carol Simler said 75 percent of those who take advantage of PADS listed their last given address in DuPage County. While shelters provide temporary housing, support services and employment assistance, their main goal is to get people into permanent housing. Simler said PADS currently has 55 permanent housing apartments, with two on the way. Funding for PADS comes in a variety of ways. Simler said St. Mark's Episcopal Church donates the profits of their …
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
DuPage PADS provides interim housing for those who are homeless, and in the last two years the number of children and families in need has increased 65 percent.
Terry Maulsby has been working with the homeless in the community for about 20 years. In all her years volunteering to help the homeless, one thing that has clearly changed is the people seeking assistance. "I think that right now in 2010, one of the dramatic changes are the intact families who have lost their homes, lost their housing," Maulsby said. "At the shelter we are not only serving the chronically homeless, but the families who need shelter." Maulsby is Our Saviour's Lutheran Church's night shelter coordinator for DuPage PADS. Our Saviour's became a summer shelter site location for DuPage PADS four years ago. During the summer, Our Saviour's can provide shelter to a maximum of 90 people. This past summer the shelter averaged 88 …