Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Buffalo Wings and Rings will be donating 15 percent of its sales Friday to the newly created scholarship fund.
A local business will be holding a fundraiser Friday that will benefit the newly created Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship. Buffalo Wings and Rings, located at 1279 Rickert Drive, will be holding a fundraiser Friday. The business has said it will donate 15 percent of the entire day’s sales to the scholarship fund. Spring Brook Elementary School Principal David Worst sent an e-mail to school community members alerting them to the fundraiser. The brother of the local franchise owner played basketball with Wild every Friday, except when he was away at college, and the family wanted to do something help raise money in Wild's memory, a spokesman for the business said. Shaun Wild, a first-year teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School, was …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The organization provides financial, family counseling services.
The Community Service Council of Northern Will County will host a Valentine’s Day-themed brunch benefit and auction next month. The “Let Your Love Shine” brunch is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Sarah and Joseph Levy Center, 241 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook. The event will include brunch, raffle items and live auctions, with proceeds benefitting the CSC. The organization serves Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Lemont, Lockport and Naperville. Formed in 1973, the CSC provides housing and financial counseling, offering foreclosure prevention services for struggling homeowners, as well as resources for first-time buyers. CSC counselors also offer assistance with family issues, parent-child conflicts, marital problems…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Rotary Club of Naperville-Sunrise is hosting its second annual Robert Burns Supper at the Mayslake Peabody Estate on Friday night.
Take a trip to the Scottish highlands without leaving the country and help raise funds for international development programs. The Rotary Club of Naperville-Sunrise is hosting its second annual Robert Burns Supper. So grab a kilt, a tam and prepare for a night of revelry. Because as Mike Meyers said, “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!” The dinner will be held on Jan. 20 and the money raised with be used to fund the Rotary Club’s international programs. The event will be held in honor of Robert Burns’ birthday, in the time-honored manner practiced by the Scots themselves and Burns fans throughout the world, according to a news release from the Rotary Club of Naperville-Sunrise. Those who attend the event, which will be held Mayslake …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The fundraiser was very personal to Jim Kubinski who headed up the fundraising event.
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- Bob Bajek
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Handing over a check of more than $3,500 to a charity that allows children who suffer burns attend camp would have been nice enough, but for Jim Kubinski, it was personal. Kubinski, a Naperville firefighter/paramedic with the Naperville Fire Department, received second-degree burns to his face in 1997 while responding to a fire in River Grove. He recovered completely, but realized how lifechanging being burned could be, particularly to children. “If you are disfigured as a child growing up, you are subjected to a lot of ridicule and being picked on when you are at school,” Kubinski said. “The fact these kids are at this camp is a very major self-esteem booster because they don’t have to be worried about how they look. Everyone at that …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Naperville Responds for Our Veterans will toast local veterans at “Cheers to Our Veterans Wine Tasting Fundraiser” on November 9.
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- Paul Darrah
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, veteran’s assistance organizations across the country are busy making their final preparations to honor those who have served our country. Closer to home, Naperville Responds for Our Veterans (NRFV) is no exception, with organizers of the “Cheers to Our Veterans Wine Tasting Fundraiser” putting the finishing touches on an event that will benefit an organization with a unique approach to helping veterans and their families. “We want to provide homes, mortgage free, for disabled veterans and their families,” said Pat Bowler, chairman of the nonprofit. “In addition, we will not only pay the taxes for one year, but we will also make sure that the house is affordable for them and that they will be able…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Kreger's Central Food will be offering free brats today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during a fundraiser held in memory of an employee.
Steph Lesiecki worked at Kreger’s Central Food for 10 years. During the time she worked at the store, known for its brats and meats, she battled breast cancer. Lesiecki started a breast cancer fundraiser while working at the store and though she died from her illness three years ago, the folks at Kreger’s continue her mission of raising funds to find a cure for breast cancer. Today, "The Friends of Steph Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser" will be held at the store, which will include food, music and, according to the store’s owner, a lot of fun. About eight years ago a fundraiser started at the store with a can on counter to collect change, said Bill Kreger, the store’s owner. Then about four years ago it turned into an event. Each year…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Since 2008, the number of new families seeking food from Loaves & Fishes has increased 86 percent. Children make up 44 percent of those the organization feeds.
Shakesha Dye is a mom to an 8-year-old boy. She is an aunt sharing her home with her 19-year-old niece and her niece’s baby. And she is a student working toward a bachelor’s degree at DePaul University’s Naperville Campus. Between caring for her family and managing her studies, Dye, 30, also works part time at a business she started, Senior Assist. What money she earns helps pay her bills. Making ends meet has been challenging for Dye and she turned to Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry for help and support. Dye, who had a volatile childhood, acknowledges that her faith in God has kept her going over the years. So, when she went to Loaves & Fishes and found representatives from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church there asking people if they were …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The nonprofit looks forward to an upcoming fundraiser, while looking back at some of its achievements.
The folks at Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry have been keeping busy. Recently, the nonprofit was honored for its tax assistance program, helped families get ready for back to school and now is preparing for an upcoming fundraiser. Next month, the organization and Literacy DuPage will benefit from a fundraising program that will have area businesses donating a portion of their gross receipts. The mayors of Naperville and Wheaton have proclaimed Sept. 15 Literally Ending Hunger Together Day, according to Loaves & Fishes. Both literacy awareness and hunger action are commemorated during September. The fundraising event will take place in both communities on Sept. 15. Literacy DuPage helps adults with low-level reading skills become more …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Operation Welcome You Home hosts first event Aug. 13.
Whenever soliders return home after being deployed, the folks at Operation Welcome You Home do their best to give them a joyous reception. Those welcome homes are important to both the volunteers and the soldiers because there was a time when military personnel were not treated with the respect they deserved, said Judi Stapleton, assistant coordinator, Operation Welcome You Home, a Naperville-based nonprofit. In a few weeks, the organization will host its first fundraiser, a candlelight bowling event, Stapleton said. She hopes that just as the soldiers get a rousing welcome home, they will get a rousing community response with a bowling alley packed with people. “Someone thought of the idea and I took it over and ran with it,” she said. “I…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This week we highlight a group of youngsters who spent their holiday weekend raising money for a nonprofit.
Each week Naperville Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the information that's featured below. This week's nomination includes several Whiz Kids that have hearts of gold. Check it out! ○ Whiz Kids’ names: Jeanelle Grosvenor, Stephanie Hotz, Emily Hotz, Haley Powell, Sean Kudrna, Morgan Powell, Anna Kudrna and Peter Murphy. ○ Whiz Kids’ ages: 10 to 16 ○ Whiz …