November’s Service Project – Northern IL Food Bank

Two groups of Ladies and their gentlemen volunteered at the Northern IL Food Bank (NIFB) on November 8th and 17th. The first group helped pack 1,950 pounds of apples into 5 pound bags. It reportedly was a great workout!

The 2nd group packed 76 door dash orders with milk, chicken, apples and carrots and then, loaded them into the door dash cars as they arrived. A relatively new service, My Pantry Express is an online food pantry developed and operated by NIFB in collaboration with community partners. Individuals interested in shopping with My Pantry Express can visit the NIFB website to place an online grocery order for pick up or delivery at no charge.

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2,200 Apple Pies Made by Pies by the Guys

Several Ladies Auxiliary members helped at the Pies by the Guys fundraiser. It is quite an operation starting at 6:30 am until 2 pm. About half of the pies went to other KOC councils – who were also there to lend a hand.

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Loaves & Fishes Service Project

On Monday, September 19, 2022, members of the Ladies Auxiliary help prepare Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole and served approximately 180 meals for the St. Patrick Parish Loaves & Fishes Ministry.

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Donation in Memory of Cheryl and Sandy

In loving memory of Cheryl Balleto and Sandy Smith, a $300 donation was made to Lazarus House. This is the equivalent of a day of service for 2 shelter guests.

At Lazarus House, our mission is to offer guests connected to our communities who are homeless or in need hope for the future by providing safe shelter, food and education — tools for life. We strive to make certain that all who enter feel the love of Jesus.

Lazarus House’s website

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$300 Donation to Corbella Clinic’s Material Assistance Fund

For many years the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary has supported Corbella Clinic with quarterly diaper donations and fleece blankets at Christmas.  Now that the clinic has changed their donation policy, we are pleased to make a $300 donation to the Material Assistance Fund.  This fund is used for durable items, like a car seat or towards a crib. 

Corbella means ‘beautiful heart.’

Corbella Clinic is a pregnancy medical clinic that serves women and couples during and after an unexpected pregnancy. “We see beauty and strength in you, and we are here to empower you with information and support for making the right decisions for you.”

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Ladies Providing Lunch for SJN Garage Build

One of our main activities is supporting the Knights of Columbus in their endeavors. For the last two weekends in July, the Knights built a 2 car garage for St. John Neumann. Now, the ladies could have joined in with our hammers, but Doris and Caroline decides to bring lunch instead.

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Donated Raffle Basket to KofC “Never Give Up on Life” Memorial Golf Outing/Fundraiser

This year, Julia Cooper donated a Melin Golf hat to the basket. The cap was included with our normal collection of coffees, coffee liqueurs, cookies and candy. Thanks to Charity Davis for putting this basket together for the Ladies Auxiliary. It was one of 13 baskets at the event where all proceeds were donated to Corbella Clinic.

Corbella Clinic
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2022 Charity Garden Market raised $3,800

  • This fundraiser can not be held with just a person or committee, it needs our community.  Thank you for volunteering Friday and/or Saturday, May 6/7th to set-up, unload the truck, pick orders, greet our customers, man the overstock area, collect money and clean-up.  Our thanks to the extended family members that helped too.  
  • And, thank you to the 2022 CGM committee:  Dennis Marquis, Paul Clementi, Bill Roth, Donna Fike, Celeste Marc and Caroline Ehmann. 
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April’s Shred Event – A welcome site

After the Covid hiatus, Beaver Shredding returned to the Crane Road parking lot just after tax day. Our supporters generously gave over $900 in a free-will donation. Thank you to those that came out. Also, a big thank you to our Shred Event Chairperson, Denise. She and her family are moving to Virginia — we will miss you!

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$2,150 Total Donated to Mercy for the Starving

The Auxiliary matched member’s personal donations up to $750.  Members donated $1,400.  Our $2,150 donation will purchase nearly 9,000 nutritious MannaPack™ meals and helped bring the 2-day service project event to St. Patrick Crane Road Church.

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