Done In A Day: Project C.U.R.E. Completed

Saturday, March 18, 2023 By: Dr Barbara R Webster
The Rotary Club of Downers Grove presented Jessamyn Moore, Chicago Operations Director of Project C.U.R.E., a donation from the club.  Pictured are (front row) Kim Morton, Jeanette Oakeshott, (back row) Ryan Knudsen, Richard Lam, Barb Webster, Jessamyn Moore, Lisa Rasin and Heath Mielke. Not pictured are Martin Tully, Shanon Tully and Cynthia Zaeske. 

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Done In A Day: Project C.U.R.E.

By: Dr Barbara R Webster
RSVP - Project C.U.R.E. Done In A Day Project - 18-Mar-23
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Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe, touching the lives of patients, families, and children in more than 135 countries.    Project C.U.R.E. is continuing to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine and is on standby to assist with any requests they receive for assistance with the ongoing military conflict in that country.   Lucky for us, the Chicago branch of Project C.U.R.E. is in our own backyard, located at 10305 Argonne Drive, Suite 200, Woodridge, IL  60517.  We have scheduled a volunteer work session for Saturday, March 18th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

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Done in a Day: The Backpack Project

Saturday, February 25, 2023What a fun time for a worthy cause! Over a dozen of our club members and friends spent Saturday morning making scarves for The Backpack Project.  Ryan Gustis, a sophomore at DGN, spoke to our club on June 28 last year.  Ryan continues to wow us with his service above self, this time letting us in on the joy of helping others.

We made over 200 scarves, one of the costlier items in the backpacks he delivers to the homeless.  Thanks to member Shanon Tully, we had a perfect space to work in the Platinum Partners conference room located above Emmett's.  

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Family Shelter Services Done In A Day - December Project!

Friday, December 2, 2022So much fun Friday night, December 2nd!  The Rotary Club of Downers Grove scavenger hunt to benefit Family Shelter Service.  Thank you to everyone who attended!  

Barb Webster presented Molly Durava of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage a $500 check and $20 cash from the Rotary Club of Downers Grove.  Also included in the donation was ~$500 in product (toys, toiletries, hats, scarves, hats, gloves, gift cards and home goods).


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Grove Express - Community Service Project

Thursday, November 24, 2022We are so proud to have almost 6000 runners/walkers yesterday at our second annual 5K run.  Thank you to the volunteers that helped make the event so special.  Every runner enjoyed the Rotary Bacon Station. Whether it’s the smell of bacon or the taste, it was once again a great tradition.

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Halloween Window Painting - Done In A Day!

What a beautiful day for our October Done In A Day Project - Halloween Window Painting.  Joined by over 30 student volunteers from the Downers Grove North Empowerment Club and the St. Joe's Football Team.  Hosted by Rotary Club of Downers Grove and the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp, families brought over a ton of donations for Downers Grove Area FISH.