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Naperville Noon Lions is set to ‘Fill the Closet’ for Families Helping Families through July 20


Above / Naperville Noon Lions Jane Bowers and Donna Kearny helped kick off the Fill the Van event on June 24. Personal closet items needed include: Paper Towels, Quarters, Laundry detergent, Dish Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo, Cleaning Supplies. Drop off between noon and 7PM now through July 20 at Go Brewing. (Cover photo updated with new photo submitted by Jim Ebers for Naperville Noon Lions, June 29, 2023.)

Household as well as personal care items, are among the cleaning supplies requested for Families Helping Families.

Update, June 29, 2023 / The Naperville Noon Lions hosted the beginning of its month-long “Fill the Van” collection for Families Helping Families, a nonprofit agency that assists homeless families with personal supplies. Their greatest needs are Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Quarters for Laundry, Dish Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo and Cleaning Supplies. 

Individuals can also purchase items from Amazon and have them shipped directly to Families Helping Families. The link address is:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/V0JZBK2OWBU0?ref_=wl_share.  

The collection will continue during normal business hours now through July 20. Simply drop off donations at Go Brewing, 1665 Quincy Ave, #155. The closing event is set for 5-7PM on July 20.

The Noon Lions Club is grateful for all support that will benefit Families Helping Families.  Any questions, email info@napervillenoonlions.org

Original Post, June 8, 2023 / Naperville Noon Lions Club in conjunction with Go Brewing is planning a benefit for Families Helping Families. The kick off event is 12-Noon to 10PM on Sat., June 24, with 
collection through July 20, 2023.

“Members of the Naperville Noon Lions Club take the Lion’s motto, ‘We Serve’ to heart, and looks for ways to give to those organizations in need throughout the year,” is proclaimed on a flyer to promote its upcoming benefit, noting that Families Helping Families has been among many charitable organizations that receives and will continue to receive support from the Naperville Noon Lions.

Since 1994, Families Helping Families has been a grass roots neighborhood organization started by a dedicated Naperville mom. The primary focus has been to help families facing homelessness in DuPage County. FHF provides apartments and supportive services to families facing homelessness while they are working to reclaim their lives.

Families Helping Families has provided housing, mentoring and emergency services for homeless families in DuPage County. Low-income families often qualify for Food Stamps/SNAP; however, personal and household products cannot be purchased using those funds. 

The goal of this collaborative event is to gather products that are necessary to everyday life and make them available to these families.

Drop off items at Go Brewing, 1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 155

Drop off any of the personal or household items listed at Go Brewing during their normal business hours, noon to 8PM. Go Brewing will issue a free drink coupon as a way of thanking individuals for a contribution, for redemption at the Lions Club celebration event from 5 to 7PM Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Go Brewing is conveniently located west of Ogden Avenue at 1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 155, in an industrial center. 

For more information, contact Lion Jane at info@napervillenoonlions.org or (630) 640-8331.

Story submitted by Jim Ebers for the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

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