In mid-February, Dr. Jerry Isikoff, CEO of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center, issued a call for food assistance in the form of Easter food baskets, for the Clinic’s families struggling during these hard times.
The ladies of our Wheaton-Naperville chapter, under the co-chairmanship of Lynn Moore and Jocelyne Raahauge, responded with their usual amazing generosity.
Within weeks, Jocelyne’s living room had been transformed into a receiving area for over 50 bags of needed items donated by 22 members. Many included extras such as Easter candy, egg dyeing kits, Easter napkins and other paper products, coffee, and juices. Lynn and Jocelyne later transferred all items into 25 boxes.
The 25 boxes were picked up by two Infant Welfare staff members on March 23rd and taken to the Clinic.
Our Chapter’s big-hearted ladies also donated an additional $1,350, with which 54 $25-gift cards were purchased and will be distributed to the Clinic’s families.
Thank you to members Lynn Moore and Jocelyne Raahauge for their time and effort in chairing this effort and to all those members who donated food items, gift cards, and their time. Additional thanks to Pat Danly for coordinating the delivery of the boxes, to Clinic staff members who picked up the boxes, and to Maria Penland, Auxiliary Coordinator, for managing the entire effort across all chapters.
We are so proud of our Wheaton-Naperville Chapter, and we hope that our contributions will help provide a Happy Easter to these families.
In response to a request from the Infant Welfare's Angel Harvey Family Health Center, our chapter jumped at the chance to "adopt-a-family" in need. Within five hours individual members had committed to purchasing new bedsheets and covers, towels, mugs, plates, flatware, and blender for a family of five. What an extremely generous group of ladies! And thank you to our member Rose Maczek for coordinating the collection and delivery of these items to the clinic in Chicago.
Thanks to all of our members that contributed food and supplies to the families of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. These much needed donations will benefit many families who are suffering from layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And a huge amount of gratitude goes to our member, Pat Danly, for collecting and organizing this whole event! Your efforts are so greatly appreciated!
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