At a pre-holiday fundraiser, Assistance League of Chicagoland West held a five minute challenge that encouraged guests to dig deeper and donate a few extra dollars, over and above the generous amount already spent in silent auction, raffle and boutique purchases.
Before members passed around the collection envelopes, they dug into their own wallets, publicly demonstrating the confidence they have in their chapter's ability to better living conditions for underserved youth and families. Guests opened their hearts and benevolently donated handfuls of dollars that added thousands to the bottom line. Program recipients who move on to better lives are among the most enthusiastic donors. At the Chicagoland West event, scholarship students, grateful for the funds to help complete their education, dipped into their pockets to contribute one-dollar bills.
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It was a beautiful warm day in mid November when the red Tbird headed south to Orange County, California for the second time this year. The first stop was in Irvine, where Assistance League of Irvine Thrift & Gift Shop is staffed by dedicated members and community volunteers. The Shop is known for their second-hand treasures priced to go. With a loyal following, the shop is highly rated on Yelp and other social media. More...
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