Donors, volunteers are needed Dec. 20-22 to help make Christmas dreams come true for local families in need.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Donors, volunteers are needed to help make Christmas dreams come true for local families in need.
The Hope and Friendship Foundation is gearing up to help those in need over the holidays – and is seeking help from the community to share, donate, cook and volunteer. “I am determined that Hope and Friendship will better Christmas for hundreds of friends within our arm’s reach,” said the foundation’s founder/organizer, Terri O’Neill-Borders. “I am predicting we easily surpass 60 home deliveries and provide a fully cooked Christmas dinner for at least 300 friends.” To help Hope and Friendship achieve that goal, O’Neill-Borders asks, “How can you jump-start that Christmas spirit that is within you?” Here are a few suggestions for how you can help: Shop and donate “Care Box” items now through Dec. 21 The Hope and Friendship Foundation plans …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Four participating restaurants are offering discounts for food, school supplies and monetary donations made through Aug. 31.
Four Lemont restaurants are encouraging patrons to support the local food pantries this month through a new "Dine, Donate, Dine Again with a Discount" program. Food, school supplies and monetary donations will be collected throughout the month of August at the following Lemont restaurants: Those who donate to the Lemont Food Pantries will receive a 10-percent discount during a return visit in September. When patrons return in September, the 10 percent can either be deducted from your meal total or used as a donation to the pantries. For more information, contact Terri O'Neill-Borders at Lemont Township by calling 630-257-2522 ext. 13, or by emailing email@example.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Courtesy of the Huffington Post, a few ways you can support those affected by Sunday's devastating storms.
Sandy Gerrettie has a personal tie to Joplin, Mo. “I have some people that I know of that live in Joplin, they have not been found yet,” she said. “It’s very scary, you look on TV and it’s like holy crap—it’s just devastating.” Gerrettie, who lives and owns a healing and wellness center in Joliet, decided she had to do something. So, with her friend Christina Repka, of Manhattan she embarked on a journey that will end in at least four trips to the tornado-ravaged city to deliver supplies. “Seeing all of the devastation on TV, our center is all about helping, that’s what we do,” Gerrettie said. “It breaks my heart. There's parents looking for their children, there's children looking for their parents.” Tornadoes in Joplin ripped through on …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A recap of all the biggest news in Lemont last week, including a possible deal between Lemont High School and District 113A.
Highlights from last week:
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Trojan Hockey Club, which is made up of students from four area high schools, took over the Woodridge Kohl's on Thursday to buy clothes and shoes for seven Lemont children.
Seven Lemont children will have new clothes and shoes this Christmas thanks to a generous donation from local high school hockey players. The Trojan Hockey Club – which is made up of students from Lemont, Romeoville, Bolingbrook and Downers Grove North high schools – took over the Woodridge Kohl's on Thursday night to shop for families in need of extra help this holiday season. Items purchased included shoes, socks, pants, pajamas and T-shirts. The shopping trip was organized by Lemont resident Debbie Zaremski, whose son Tyler plays for the Trojans. She and a group of friends adopt local families for Christmas every year, but this time wanted to get the boys involved. "This has been going on for years and years where we adopt a few …
What better time to give back to the community than Christmas time? Patch found 10 ways to help out around Lemont in the coming months.
'Tis the season for giving back, and what better way than to help out right here in Lemont? Whether it's food, toys or clothing, several Lemont organizations are collecting donations through the holidays to send to families in need. Lemont Patch is making it easy for you to get involved by providing 10 groups in need of donations or volunteers. Read our list and get ready to make a difference! During the holiday season, the food pantries at Bethany Lutheran Church, 500 Lemont St., and Lemont United Methodist Church, 25 Custer St., are in need of donations. Food items such as canned meats and spaghetti, cereal, granola bars, dessert mixes, canned fruit and coffee are in high demand, as well as laundry detergent and personal care …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Patch is partnering with Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a not-for-profit organization that helps provide support to wounded veterans and military families that have lost loved ones.
In recognition of Veterans Day, Patch is honored to announce its partnership with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a five-star charity that provides financial, rehabilitation and transitional services to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Established in 2000, the fund originally provided financial support to the dependents of service members who lost their lives while serving the nation. Since then, the fund has expanded its support of veterans by building state of the art centers for rehabilitating wounded warriors and service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Service members and families touched by the Intrepid's efforts reside in our community, and we hope you …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The village will pay tribute this Veterans Day with programs at the Lemont Public Library and downtown Lemont.
The village of Lemont will commemorate Veterans Day with a number of special ceremonies and events Thursday: Closings A number of businesses and government agencies will be closed Thursday in observance of the holiday, including Village Hall and the U.S. Postal Service. Residents should contact local banks and businesses for information on holiday closings. Alvernia Manor Members of the Lemont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819 will attend a memorial service at Alvernia Manor, 13950 Main St., at 10 a.m. in honor of the holiday. Main Street Memorial The public is invited to honor veterans at a short ceremony at the Main Street War Memorial at 11 a.m. Members of the Lemont VFW will also be in attendance. Lemont Public Library The Lemont …
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Local restaurants are participating in the new "Add a Side of Relief to Your Meal" program to benefit the Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund and the Lemont Food Pantries.
Could you live off $10,830 a year? If you have a family of four, could you make ends meet on $22,050? This is the 2010 federal poverty threshold. The thresholds were originally developed in the 1960s by the Social Security Administration. Recently, many have questioned if the number is contrived and whether or not families are able to legitimately stay survice by these calculations. Lawmakers are debating ways to achieve a more realistic barometer of poverty that accounts for the cost of living in different areas, local employment numbers and the availability of public transportation to expand possible employment boundaries. With that information under your hat, here is the local ramification: Each community must adapt the poverty level …