MidwestHR employees started their 2019 bundled between piles of fleece! This year we completed over 10 different blankets for our annual tie-blanket event for Advocate Hospice in Lombard, IL. Advocate Hospice is a medical center offering state-of-the-art technology and treatment for those with life threatening health issues, especially cancer. They offer many resources for not only those who are ill, but also for their family members and caregivers. Through symptom management, educational services, and counseling, the family members and patients are fully supported by Advocate Hospice. These blankets go a long way, and we are very happy to be able to help support those who are in need of Advocate’s help.
At the end of the first quarter Susan, Maria, Tam, and Mayra worked with SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) in Glen Ellyn, IL to recycle broken crayons into new usable crayons. SCARCE is a non-profit company that focuses their efforts on recycling, re-purposing, and reusing old books, common school supplies, and other items to give to those in need. There are many projects at SCARCE that continually give a helping hand. These ladies had a lot of fun creating new, giant crayons from molds like hearts, flowers, eggs and more.
Lastly, in May Susan, Lianne, Karen, Tam, and Janet went out to the West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) to help set up for their annual plant sale! The WSHS is a no-kill shelter and haven for stray, neglected and surrendered dogs and cats. WSHS receives homeless animals from all over the mid-western and southern states including Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Oklahoma. They work with organizations from those states that find strays or pull animals from high-kill shelters and transport them to areas with higher adoption rates, like Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Our volunteers’ job was to help unload the trucks full of flowers, identify/organize them, and help price them out. After a hard day’s work, these ladies got a little play time with the puppies too!
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