One hundred and fifty bags of dry ingredients (canned tomatoes, 15-bean soup mix, cornbread mix, and spice packets) to make bean soup meals were assembled and delivered to the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago's Angel Harvey Family Health Center. These bean soup meal kits will be distributed to families being serviced by the Health Center. Thank you to Jewel in north Wheaton and to Valli Produce of Glendale Heights for their help in our purchasing the dry ingredients needed to complete the bean soup kits. A huge thank you to our member, Linda Mannix, for volunteering many hours of her time on purchasing, coordinating, and hosting the assembly of the bean soup kits. Awesome job, Linda! And thank you to all of our members for their help in assembling the bean soup kits, as well as to the members who transported the kits to the Health Center.
In February 2019, the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago promoted National Children's Dental Health Awareness month, as sponsored nationally by the American Dental Association. To support their efforts to raise awareness about the importance of oral health, the Wheaton-Naperville Auxiliary assembled 144 bags of dental supplies for the families serviced by the Angel Harvey Family Health Center in Chicago.
The Wheaton-Naperville Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago thanks Bauer and Bauer Dental of Wheaton for donating ten cases of toothbrushes, Crest toothpaste, and mouthwash to the Angel Harvey Family Health Center for their Pediatric Dentistry Easter bags. This is the second year in a row Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics has surpassed our expectations. We thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Dr. Sheila Hall, from the IWS's Angel Harvey Clinic in Chicago, is committed to dental health. She provides dental services daily and makes a point to inform parents about the many ways to keep their teeth, as well as their children’s, healthy and strong.
Thanks also to members Char Connell and Jean Blumthal for chairing this project and to Kathy McKenna for securing a donation of pediatric dental items for the dental kit bags.
Each year the Wheaton-Naperville Infant Welfare Auxiliary awards a monetary scholarship to a senior from either Wheaton North or Wheaton/Warrenville South High School. We are very pleased to announce that Madeline Cook of Wheaton North High School is our 2019 scholarship winner. Our scholarship is based on the student's four-year high school experience as it relates to volunteer activism, academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. A written essay on future educational and career goals, as well as what volunteerism has meant to the student, is also required. Many congratulations are extended to Madeline, and we wish her all the best as she starts her college journey!