Hope and Friendship Foundation is seeking donations and volunteers to provide a happy Thanksgiving for local families in need.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Linda Ozbolt
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Terri O’Neill-Borders of the Hope and Friendship Foundation said that when she offered to help local families in need enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, she expected to get 15 to 20 requests. But she said the humble requests kept mounting, until they reached more than 50. “I didn’t expect the many recent layoffs, the sick kids causing a single mom/dad to miss work days and pay, the health scare that created doctor and prescription bills, etc.,” said O’Neill-Borders. “Those who are trying to run their households at the minimum wage and just above level do not have resources for these crises. They also don’t have an extra $15 for a turkey, but would love to enjoy one.” O’Neill-Borders said she was fretting over how to come up…
Not in the mood to cook an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner this year? Not to worry; countless local restaurants are ready to do the job for you, no clean-up required. Many places require reservations or fill up fast though, so be sure to call ahead.
ADDRESS: 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville THANKSGIVING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Sugar Toad's website to check out its special Thanksgiving menu or call 630-778-8623 ADDRESS: 39 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville THANKSGIVING HOURS: Noon to 7 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit the listing for Ted's Montana Grill in our directory, visit the restaurant's website to see the special Thanksgiving menu, or call 630-848-2255 ADDRESS: 1740 Freedom Drive, Naperville THANKSGIVING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Cooper's Hawk's website to check out the special Thanksgiving menu, or call 630-245-8000 ADDRESS: 23 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville THANKSGIVING HOURS: Noon to 7 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Rosebud's listing in our directory, or call 630-548…