Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thank You Outreach Community Center!

Outreach Community Center volunteers bag paper products
and personal care items for our Senior Citizen Project. 

Even though it is arguable that it is difficult to get kids to do much during the summer, generous middle school volunteers from the Outreach Community Center, located in Carol Stream, worked hard this morning preparing the supply of paper products and personal care items for our Senior Citizen Project. These young volunteers are part of the Outreach Community Center’s Learn-2-Earn Program. The Learn-2-Earn program is a weekly summer enrichment program designed for middle school students, where one half of the week consists of academic work while the other half of the week focuses on community service so students can not only get a boost in their school work during the summer, but also learn the importance of giving back to the community.

We would like to thank Chantel Cook at the Outreach Community Center for coordinating the event, and, of course, our hard-working volunteers.  The paper products that these volunteers sorted include toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, and personal care items such as soap and hand sanitizer. In addition to the paper products, our 120 needy seniors in the Senior Citizen Project receive 90 pounds of groceries each month, including a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, seven different kinds of meat, and a variety of non-perishable food items. Seniors also receive a Secret Pal gift every month with their grocery delivery, which is a small gift that is given to a senior on a regular basis from an anonymous donor and is usually an item that comes off of our senior wish list. If you would like to get involved with helping our Senior Citizen Project, or any of our other projects, please contact us at (630) 221-834 or email us at


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