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Empowering kids to make healthy food choices

By Judy Buchenot For Sun-Times Media April 2, 2014 4:46PM Cori Cozort and Erin Tobias would like people to rethink snacks and lunch. To achieve this goal, they are organizing “The Healthy Wonderland,” an interactive food experience geared toward children and their parents. The free program April 12 at Prisco Community Center in Aurora will […]

JLKD donates to Children’s Waiting Room

The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. is generously donating a bin of stuffed animals and craft supplies to both of the DuPage and Kane County Courthouse Children’s Waiting Rooms.  The Children’s Waiting Room and Safe Harbor facilities provide a safe, secure and supervised place in the Courthouses for children to play while […]

JLKD helps fill birthday wishes

In late February, members gift wrapped birthday presents for 15 children who will be the fortunate beneficiaries of the Humanitarian Service Projects (HSP) Birthday Program!  HSP assists over 900 children per year, ages 3 to 11, who live in poverty in DuPage and Kane Counties.  The goal of the birthday program is to help create […]

Kids in the Kitchen 2014

The 2013-2014 JLKD New Member class is happy to announce that we are partnering with SPARK in Aurora for this year’s Kids in the Kitchen event. Kids in the Kitchen will take place on April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during SPARK’s “Week of the Young Child” event at the Prisco Center […]

JLKD at Loaves & Fishes Book Fair

JLKD Done In A Day & StoryWizards completed a week long book fair at Loaves & Fishes on Saturday, Feb. 1.  Volunteers (including Tisia Joseph and Melissa Kryzanowski, pictured with a Loaves & Fishes volunteer) helped families pick out books (provided by a Loaves & Fishes donor) for all of their children!  With the weather the […]

Spring Fling: Shopping for a Cause

AURORA, IL (Jan. 8, 2014) — The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is excited to announce Spring Fling: Shopping for a Cause. JLKD’s annual Spring Fling is a fundraising event to benefit at-risk youth and their families throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. “Spring Fling is JLKD’s premier fundraising event […]

JLKD Helps Make the Season Bright

Angel Gift Distribution Thanks to all of the Members who sponsored an Angel for this years Salvation Army Angel Gift event. JLKD Members also participated in the distribution of those gifts to the families on Saturday, Dec. 21. The St. Charles Salvation Army serves around 250 families with this program and it was heartwarming to […]

JLKD gives back this Thanksgiving

@Smart Steps Thank you to all members who were able to attend the DIAD event at Smart Steps in Aurora. Because of everyone’s help, we were able to assemble bags to supply Thanksgiving dinner to 25 families that participate in the Smart Steps Program. We partnered with Story Wizards to provide books to be included […]

JLKD Packs Halloween Bags for Salvation Army

On October 23, 2013, JLKD members came together to support the Saint Charles Salvation Army. As part of a Done in a Day event, members assembled 72 Halloween-themed party bags to be given to children in the after-school program. In addition, JLKD donated books for every child through the Story Wizards program.