December 16, 2012 11:54PM
The Louis Joliet Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution teamed up with Will County Center for Community Concerns to collect hats and mittens for families in need. Shown are Mary Ernhardt (from left), Lona Jakaitis, Ana
Updated: January 18, 2013 6:02AM
JOLIET — The Louis Joliet Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has teamed with Will County employees to donate hats, mittens and scarves to the Will County Center for Community Concerns. The center provided warm hats and gloves to more than 300 children and their families this Thanksgiving as part of their annual holiday food distribution program.
Each month the members of the Louis Joliet Chapter of NSDAR choose a worthy organization in Will County to support.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. Contact Helen at 815-886-9693 or Kay2dar@aol.com.
HUGS provide clothes, meals
SHOREWOOD — Shorewood HUGS, a local nonprofit women’s organization, in conjunction with Under Armour, donated 300 pieces of Under Armour clothing to Morning Star Mission in downtown Joliet.
The mission serves almost 200,000 meals per year to the homeless population in Joliet as well as to those that participate in one of Morningstar Mission’s residential programs.
Kids helping kids
PLAINFIELD — Brothers Ryan and Josh McKeown are drawing pictures of animals and selling their artwork for $1 each. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis, Tenn.
“The idea came to me after seeing a commercial for St. Jude,” said Ryan, 8. “I realized that the kids at St. Jude are really sick and that we needed to do something to help them so I asked my brother Josh to help.”
Parents Kirk and Nikki McKeown, of Plainfield since 1998, said their sons began drawing pictures on Dec. 1 and have already raised more than $700.
LEMONT — For the eighth year Hope and Friendship will provide a Christmas dinner for homes in our community who could truly use that blessing. Last year, the group delivered to 60 homes.
Donations are being sought for this year’s effort.
All food must be delivered to the Lemont Township Office, 1115 Warner Ave, behind Chipains) by 1 p.m. Packing of the food will occur between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day and deliveries will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Help is needed to pack and deliver. Contact Terri at 630-816-4972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.