The Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon recently presented a check to the Glen Ed Pantry for $4,500. Funds are typically utilized by the pantry in providing back to school supplies each year to area children in need. Dawn Stach of the Glen Ed Pantry states “I’d like to thank Junior Service for their continued support of the Pantry. Their donation of $4,500 will allow us to continue providing students in need with school supplies, book bags, PE uniforms and athletic shoes.”
The Junior Service Club contributes both financial and volunteer support to the Glen Ed Panty by assisting with canned food drives and also with their recent Toy Sorting Event. Members of the Junior Service Club recently teamed up with members of the Glen Ed Pantry to collect and sort Christmas gifts for over 200 children in need. Dawn Stach from the Glen Ed Pantry states, “I would like to thank all the volunteers who are making Christmas merry for many children. When the Junior Service Club came in and sorted toys on Saturday, they got so much done in a short period of time. I really appreciated it!” Deserving parents will soon have the opportunity to shop for their children through the Glen Ed Pantry on December 19. As well as toys, they will receive gloves, hats, scarves plus a Christmas food basket. Susan Kurilla, coordinated the effort for the Junior Service Club by setting up a giving tree at Wal-Mart and collecting the donations. “We are happy to have the opportunity to help out the pantry, especially around the holidays. We want every child to have gifts when they wake up Christmas morning and enjoy a nice meal,” stated Susan.
The Glen Ed Pantry is one of many recipients of the fundraising efforts of the Junior Service Club. All money raised throughout the year stays within our community. Our next event is the 3rd Annual Dinner Auction on February 9, 2013 at Sunset Hills Country Club. The event will again feature music by Dr. Zhivegas, dinner, premium bar, silent and live auction items. The public is welcome and more information can by found on our website at www.edglenjuniorservice.org.
Members of the Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon present a check for $4,500 to the Glen Ed Pantry while also participating in a Toy Sorting Event. Pictured are representatives from the Junior Service Club and the Glen Ed Pantry.
Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon
Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon strives to foster volunteerism by developing our member's talents and interests through a variety of fundraising and philanthropic project, while building valued relationships.