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Holiday ideas for giving back

Please consider donating to one of these worthy causes this holiday

Roadrunners is very proud of the generosity our families have shown every holiday season.

 

DG58 Holiday Gift Giving

For the last few years, Roadrunners has proudly working in conjunction with DG58 to help put smiles on children's faces at Christmas. Look for the sign up again next year!

 

HOLIDAY GIVING SIGN UP SHEET (link)

You can sign up now and buy age appropriate gifts according to age and gender  Mark your purchase(s) on the sign-up and we will coordinate matching up the items appropriately. Or sign up for a specific child -(we will be adding specific children's wish lists before Thanksgiving). Our goal is to provide 2 gifts per child and/or family. For the non shoppers, gift cards are always appreciated ($20 is a good amount)-usually used to buy winter clothing. 

Please contact Carl Turk at turkcarl@hotmail.com with any specific questions. Carl will be coordinating the efforts on Roadrunners behalf. We will send specific information on where to drop the gifts off in Downers Grove to those who sign up.

There will be need to help sort and bag gifts on or around the 19th of December. We will also need a couple of volunteers to assist in delivering items to area elementary schools on December 20th.

 

 

 

 

Time for the Annual C3 Fleece Blanket Drive!

Roadrunner Players Connor Podjasek and Jack Daly presenting C3 to DGS High School

 

This Blanket drive is run by our own Roadrunner player, Connor Podjasek, please consider contributing to the cause!

For those of you that haven’t heard of our group, we are a group of kids that came together with the hope of bringing care, comfort and compassion to cancer patients that are undergoing chemotherapy treatments at various facilities.  We decided to accomplish this through providing them with fleece blankets that are soft, warm and handmade.  Last year, through generous donations, we were able to provide blankets to over 140 patients at four different facilities.  

This year we would like to beat that number and WE NEED YOUR HELP to do it!

Donations can be Completed Fleece BlanketsFleece Material (two 1 ¾ yard pieces for each blanket), or JoAnn Fabric Gift Cards that can be purchased through 

Amazon or JoAnn.com and sent electronically to c3forcancer@gmail.com.

Blankets, fleece or plastic gift cards can be dropped off at 4803 Highland Ave in Downers Grove starting November 13th. Please drop on the front porch facing Highland Ave, porch is open so no need to knock, there will be a box marked "Blanket Drive" 

Our annual drive has begun, and we ask that donations be received by 11/19.

Our annual deliveries to the patients begin the week of Thanksgiving.

For more information or to message us, please visit our FaceBook page www.facebook/C3forcancer

Your donations truly mean a lot to the patients and their families…...

“The patients have already started asking about them” -Denise/RUSH Cancer Center (9/19/17)

 “Thanks for putting a smile on my face during treatment! You guys made my day!” -Leslie

“A BIG THANK YOU to C3, I got my blanket while at Rush Cancer Center a few weeks ago. You're doing a great service to us patients” -Thomas

“My mother is in the process of being treated for pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemo at this time.  She received one of your blankets and was completely overcome with gratitude

(as was our entire family)” -Kim

 “I want to thank you all so much not only for the blanket, but also for your deep compassion for the suffering that cancer patients go through. This blanket truly warms my heart as well as my body! God bless you all” -Steve

 

 

 

 

 

Daybreak Shelter Coat Drive

Another way you can get involved is to participate in our Coat Drive for Daybreak Homeless Shelter and Catholic Charities of Joliet.

COAT DRIVE SPECIFICS:

·        New or very gently used coats, hats, gloves are needed in sizes 6 weeks – Youth Size 8  (Children in need are ages 6 weeks – 5 years*)  

·        Daybreak Center is also in great need of new/very gently used Fall/Winter coats in sizes Adult 2XL and larger. 

Please be sure any gently used items have been washed prior to bringing them.

Coats can be dropped off at 4803 Highland Ave in Downers Grove starting Nov 13th. Please drop on the front porch facing Highland Ave, porch is open so no need to knock, there will be a box marked "Coat Drive" You can also give the coats directly to Coach Hannan. Donations accepted through Dec 12th.

If you need an alternate drop location please email Roadrunners.soccer@gmail.com

 

*Programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, home-based, expectant mothers, and daycare programs for children up to five years-old and their low-income families.  Children participate in developmentally and educationally appropriate activities; receive medical and dental care; have healthy meals and snacks; and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.  There are approximately 800 children in these programs

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Sign up Gifts due by Dec 13th.
Blanket Drive DUE DATE: November18th
Coat Drive DUE DATE: December 13th

All items can be dropped off at 4803 Highland Ave in Downers Grove starting November 13th. Please drop on the front porch facing Highland Ave, porch is open so no need to knock, there will be a box marked "Coat Drive" or "Blanket Drive" Holiday gift sign up has instructions for drop off when you sign up..

 

 

 

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