April 27, 2012 10:46AM
Officers of the St. Mary Immaculate Student Council are Michael O'Grady (from left), vice president; Josh Stadler, treasurer; Sam Elster, president; and Nina Bertino, secretary. | submitted photo
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:03AM
Shirts, socks needed
PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield High School Central Campus Interact Club will collect items to support Operation Welcome You Home during the Stephen Hunt Invitational track meet on Friday.
The track meet will start at 4:30 p.m. in the school’s stadium. Items accepted are new, solid-colored T-shirts in sizes M, L and XL and white tube socks.
Donations can be left in the boxes by the main gate. For more information, contact Asheley Kram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids help Make-A-Wish
PLAINFIELD — Students at St. Mary Immaculate School raised $2,100 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Student Council members sponsored the Jeans for Wishes event, in which students traded their uniforms for the chance to wear blue jeans to school. For a nominal fee, students could buy the jeans option for a single day or a full week.
“Finding a way to bond together as a school in order to put smiles on children’s faces was an amazing experience,” said Sam Elster, president of the Student Council.
Help for Meals on Wheels
JOLIET — The Senior Services Center of Will County participated in this year’s March for Meals, which is an annual campaign sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America.
The agency has raised more than $30,000 for the March for Meals campaign so far. The campaign began with a Mardi Gras party and silent auction event Feb. 21 at Harrah’s Joliet Hotel and Casino.
The campaign continued with the annual Mayors for Meals day. On March 21, mayors and elected officials nationwide deliver meals with their local Senior Nutrition Program to seniors in their communities.
Participating were Troy Township Supervisor Joseph Baltz, Washington Township Supervisor Robert Howard, Lockport Township Supervisor Ron Alberico, New Lenox Township Supervisor William McCullom, Lemont Administrator Ben Maymier, Donna Yack of Silver Cross Hospital and Darran Van Dover of Harrah’s Casino.
To donate, call 815-723-9713 or visit www.willcountyseniors.org. Contributions can also be mailed to the Senior Services Center, 251 N. Center St., Joliet, IL 60435.
Support for needy families
JOLIET — Will County regional superintendent of schools Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, the Will County Regional Office of Education and the Will County Center for Community Concerns will sponsor a Families in Transition Support Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave.
Assistance will be provided in five areas: shelter/housing/rental assistance; clothing and hygiene supplies; food packages and dry goods; medical and health insurance coverage for children; and supplemental educational support and school supplies.
Donations of clothing, hygiene supplies, nonperishable food, school supplies and books are needed.
Donations can be brought to the center, 304 N. Scott St. Tax-deductible cash donations can be made through United Way of Will County.
For more information, contact Ron O’Connor, homeless liaison for Will County, at 815-740-4787 or email email@example.com.
Bank supports MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has received a $17,811 donation from Standard Bank and Trust Company that will help MDA to fund research to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.
“The generosity of Standard Bank customers and their contributions will play an essential role in funding vital research, as well as providing much-needed services to area families coping with the effects of any of 43 neuromuscular diseases,” said Anna Fratto, executive director of MDA.
Standard Bank and Trust Company is a locally owned and managed neighborhood bank with more than $2.2 billion in assets.