Monday, December 31, 2012
Our cooperative food and coat drive resulted in huge donations from organization including the Plainfield Public Library.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Thirty days ago, Joliet resident Marty Mercer began a food and coat drive that ended on Dec. 27. Patch joined in on Dec. 4 and local organizations like the Plainfield Public Library and TownePlace Suites and Hampton Inn locations in Joliet helped us to collect items. In 30 days, the original collection locations — Cantigny VFW, St. Joseph's Academy and Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, all in Joliet — collected 40 cases of food and 16 bags of coats and blankets. All of the items were donated to MorningStar Mission in Joliet. In addition to the original locations, Plainfield Public Library, which was collecting only coat donations, collected two big moving boxes and five bags full of coats. MorningStar Mission, which is located at 350 E. …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
All donations will benefit MorningStar Mission in Joliet.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Coats are being collected now through Dec. 27 for MorningStar Mission in Joliet.
The Plainfield Public Library is one of the latest organizations to join efforts to keep residents warm this winter. Earlier this month, Patch joined up with Joliet musician Marty Mercer, who launched a food and coat drive for MorningStar Mission in Joliet. Since then, several businesses and organizations have also gotten involved, andthere have been two deliveries to MorningStar Mission. The first was the items collected at Cantigny Post, 826 Horseshoe Dr. On Dec. 10, Mercer moved 16 cases of food and 5 bags of coats and blankets to the Joliet non-profit. Then, only two days later, Mercer moved an additional 14 cases of food and a bag of jackets and blankets that had been collected at St. Joseph's Academy, 51 W. Jackson. And the …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Fundraisers, food and toy collections are being held throughout District 202 to help sick, low-income and unemployed people.
'Tis the season to be jolly, but the holidays can be anything but happy for families suffering in the weakened economy or threatened by foreclosures or unemployment. In many Plainfield School District 202 schools and across all grade levels, students, teachers, administrators and parents are organizing fundraisers to collect clothes, food and toys for people who need help in the district and in the community. Warm winter wear will be collected and distributed so all children have a suitable coat for the cold weather. New toys donated will be given to children who have to spend the holidays in hospitals. Canned goods and other non-perishable foods will help fill the area’s pantries. Schools are also collecting food and toiletries to send to…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Plainfield Moose Lodge will be collecting frozen turkeys from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and is serving a free brunch for anyone who makes a donation.
Members of the Plainfield Moose Lodge and Plainfield’s Ford family are hoping to make Thanksgiving a little happier for those in need. The Moose Lodge, which collected 723 turkeys last year to help feed hungry families, is hoping to surpass that number this year in its 12th annual Turkey Drop on Saturday. “This is going to be another good year for us,” said Bob Provo, who along with Barb Thompson and the Ford family is helping organize the event. About 25 volunteers will be collecting frozen turkeys from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Plainfield Moose Lodge, 16310 S. Lincoln Highway. In exchange for a frozen turkey, the lodge will offer a free brunch. Cash donations will also be accepted that will go towards the purchase of additional …