Yes We Can earns Kohl’s Cares award
Two students from the Naperville area, siblings Sasha and Vaughn Lindstrom, recently started Yes We Can, which already raised 5 tons of soup cans. The pair have won a Kohl’s Cares Scholarship. The program rewards middle and high school student for their charity efforts. The girls’ organization collects soup cans for shelters such as Loaves &Fishes, DuPage Pads and Hesed House.
Village introduces Volunteers 4 Lisle
The Volunteers 4 Lisle program is a new initiative that focuses on expanding opportunities for civic engagement and involvement.
The program also was created to help the community better prepare for both routine and emergency situations.
Volunteers will perform a variety of activities depending on their interests and experience.
This new program was spearheaded by Chief of Police Dave Anderson, who patterned this program after the Volunteers in Police Service Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Volunteers will be assigned to assist many different village departments, performing a variety of duties involving special events, emergency management, public works, traffic control, administrative duties and more.
For more information about the program, contact Anderson at 630-271-4216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to the Volunteers 4 Lisle program, contact community service office supervisor Ed Bikulcius at 630-271-4240 or email@example.com.
Edward Foundation’s Big Gig: Wonderland
The Edward Foundation’s 24th annual gala, The Big Gig: Wonderland, will be Sept. 27 at the Westin Lombard, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction. The gala is the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports Edward Hospital programs and services that directly impact patients.
For more information about participating in the raffle, attending, sponsoring or donating, visit www.edward.org/biggig or call 630-527-3918.
Lisle Library collects food for ADOPT
The “Food for Furry Friends” program at Lisle Library District will continue to collect donations through July 31 for Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment Pet Shelter, which is a private, “no kill” shelter in Naperville that has found homes for more than 20,000 pets.
In addition to dog/puppy food and cat/kitten food, ADOPT is also in need of scoopable cat litter, 6-foot dog leashes (black or red), and sturdy latex squeaky toys.
Contact circulation services at 630-971-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.Tags: ADOPT Pet Shelter, community service, Edward Hospital, Volunteers 4 Lisle