Our Work Since Inception
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Operation Spring Break Started - 2017 Families Served: 44
Provides a “Food Basket” to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
The baskets contain a ten (10) pound ham, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, plus sundry dry and canned goods.
Operation Turkey Trot Started - 2017 Families Served: 63
Provides a “Food Basket” to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The baskets contain a Fifteen – Twenty (15-20) pound Turkey, potatoes, vegetables plus sundry dry and canned goods.
Operation Sergeant Claus Started - 2020 Families Served: 37 Children: 83
Provides funds ($100 per child under age 17 in the households ) to make the Holiday Season more joyous.
The families are free to spend the money as they deem is appropriate (e.g., gifts, food ) to their needs.
Operation Silent Night Started - 2017 Families Served: 72
Provides a “Food Basket” to celebrate Christmas. The baskets contain a Fifteen – Twenty (15-20) pound Turkey, potatoes, vegetables plus sundry dry and canned goods.
Operation Manila Folder Started - 2017 Veterans Served: 248
Provides Veterans with a Certified Veteran Service Officer (VSO) to assist in the collection of information needed and completion of the forms required to receive the benefits they earned while serving the Nation.
Operation Helping Hand Started - 2017
Collect toys for the USMC Reserves “Toys for Tots” program - Total toys collected: 1,424
Provide volunteers to collect funds for local Kiwanis groups - Total Hours provided : 127
Provide direct financial assistance to veterans.
Provide direct financial assistance to organizations that serve the US Armed Forces community.
Provide lunches to Veterans in Independent Living Classes at the Edward Hines VA Hospital Blind Rehabilitation Center.
ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Donated $1,500.00 2019-Present
MISSION: Boots On The Ground; bringing the vital resources needed, directly, to every Homeless Veteran on the streets of the city...food, water, clothing, shoes and socks are essential for surviving the elements all year round.
Donated $4,535.00 2017-Present
MISSION: The American Veteran is one of our greatest treasures - the men and women who answered our nation's call, especially at times of our greatest need. At VetsRoll, Inc® , our mission is to thank and pay tribute to these heroes - especially our WWII and most senior Veterans and 'Rosie-the-Riveter' - by transporting them to Washington, D.C. over four days of honor and remembrance, at no cost to our heroes.
Hines Veteran Administration Hospital Blind Center
Total Costs $10,452.06 2017-Present
Hosted luncheons for Veterans participating in the independent living classes conducted at the Edward Hines VA Hospital's Blind Rehabilitation Center.
Donated $5,626.57 2017-Present
To organizations that provide housing, employment and other services to US Veterans and their families as they transition from homelessness to independent living.
Kiwanis International River Forest - Oak Park Club
Provided Volunteers for "2017, '18, '19 & '20 Peanut Days"
THE KIWANIS MISSION: Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
Below are our Toys For Tots sponsors, lets give them our support,
and lets break some records.