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 in the bags as well. As part of our facility tour, we learned how Smart Steps provides weekly story time, play groups, homework objectives, and at home visits to foster parent and child education. It was an honor to help out such a deserving organization.
Thank you to all who donated items at the November GMM for the two Thanksgiving baskets that were assembled and donated to St. Scholastica Church in Woodridge this past weekend! Close to 200 families received baskets and will be able to have a Thanksgiving celebration that they otherwise would not be able to do on their own! JLKD Members also donated their time and muscles to help receive and organize the donations, as well as assist in loading the donations into the receiving families vehicles.