- In the 48th Ward, Ald. Osterman's office is collecting hats and mittens for schoolchildren. "Between now and December 21, the 48th Ward office is hosting a Winter Hat and Glove Drive. This drive will collect new or gently used winter hats and gloves, which will be donated to students at Swift Elementary, Goudy Elementary and McCutcheon Elementary. You can drop off your donation in the 48th Ward office lobby at 5533 N. Broadway. Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 5pm and Tuesdays from 9am - 7pm. We are also collecting $5 or $10 gift cards to stores that sell winter hats and gloves. We will be collecting items through Wednesday, December 21. Feel free to call our office at 773-784-5277 with any questions."
- Although it's not in Uptown, much of Care For Real's clientele is. "Care For Real, Edgewater's food pantry, is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive. They are looking for new, unwrapped gifts, primarily for teen-aged youth. Presents are accepted at their office at 5339 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640 from 8am-4pm Monday - Fridays, 9am -1pm on Saturdays. Presents will be distributed on December 20th, 2011 from 10am -5pm. We ask for new, unwrapped toys so that our families are able to choose the right present." Contact Care for Real at 773-769-6182 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Season of Giving
There are multiple ways to make the season bright for someone less fortunate than you. Below are a few local ones: