Monday
Feb032014

PANTRY VIDEO

Devonshire Elementary School in Des Plaines (Dist. 59, west of Mt. Prospect Rd.) has conducted holiday food drives for our benefit, for the last several years.  This year their district's new Marketing/Communications Director approached me about making a video related to the students' efforts.  Their "crew" spent about 90 minutes with me at the pantry on Dec. 27 and then the kids came on the bus a few weeks later - fun!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE 2-1/2 MIN. VIDEO.

http://www.ccsd59.org/cms/news_item?d=x&id=1390030458168&group_id=1268488814032&no_controls=t&return_url=1390493064438

Monday
Jul152013

Newsletter Summer 2013

Friday
May102013

Saturday
Oct272012

6th Annual Dinner/Fashion a Huge Success for Pantry

The 6th and final Dinner/Fashion Show at Casa Royale, benefitting the Self Help Closet and Pantry, was held October 11, 2012. This has been our only BIG fundraiser for the year for the past 6 years. In addition to the delicious meal served by Casa Royale, there was a large and delightful array of item on the raffle tables in the hallway and many wonderful silent auction items in the banquet room. The fashions were provided by Dress Barn in Mt. Prospect Plaza. A good time was had by all!  Our grandest thanks go out to Patty O'Brien and her committee (and her husband Pat) for all their hard work on this tremendous event for the past 6 years. Patty and her husband don't even live in Des Plaines, but they work so hard for us. This year this event raised $8500 for the Pantry. Thanks you to all who attended and to all those who contributed money or items for the raffle and silent auction tables. And thank you to AlphaGraphics for donating the printing of the programs for this event.

Monday
Aug202012

Thank you!!!

We are sending a big thank you out to Sam's Place in Mount Prospect. A monetary collection from the their customers last December and a large donation from owner Al Marinakos to Feed the Children in Oklahoma City resulted in a big delivery to the Pantry in mid July. 400 cartons of non-perishable food and toiletries were first delivered to DSC Logistics (Wolf Rd. in Des Plaines.) Our friends at DSC were gracious enough to store most of these cartons until we were ready for them at the Pantry. Two Men and a Truck donated their time and manpower to transfer the cartons from DSC to the Pantry. We truly appreciate all the suuport from Sam's Place, DSC Logistics and Two Men and a Truck. We could not do the job we do nearly as well without the behind the scenes support of groups like these. Thank you all.