Our 2015-2016 Year

"When women come together for a common purpose, magic happens" - Phylicia Rashad

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 We enjoyed a year kicked-off with Food & Brew: A Tasting Adventure, featuring our first year of Riverside Gives: online donation drive with pop-up at Riverside's Holiday Stroll & made memorable with Da Bears Party: an Anniversary Celebration of the Bears Super Bowl Win.  We put on our annual Santa Breakfast at the Town Hall & helped countless individuals through our "Charity of the Season" collections which benefitted Beds Plus, Buddy's Place & Hines VA Fisher House.  We deepened our relationships through Girls' Night Out events including dinner at DiVanti Enoteca, Calendar Girls at Theatre of Western Springs, & a clay ornament class at Riverside Arts Center; plus we enjoyed a Holiday Party, Progressive Gourmet Club dinner and year-end Spring Celebration Dinner.  Congratulations to 4th-grader Taryn who won our 4th of July Contest, Congratulations to Junior of the Year, Bridget, & Congratulations to Hannah who won our Community Service Scholarship for her Freshman year of College!

 

Community Outreach

 *PATRIOTS PARK JUNIORS' GARDEN* *HOWL-O-WEEN PARADE & GAMES*  *REINDEER GAMES SANTA BREAKFAST* *CANTATA GARDENING DAY*

*4TH OF JULY PARADE THEME CONTEST  (BIKE, WALK, LAUGH, CHEER!  CELEBRATE!  INDEPENDENCE DAY IS HERE!)*

 *PAYING KINDNESS FORWARD INITIATIVE*  *RONALD McDONALD HOUSE BREAKFAST*  *COMMUNITY BOOK EXCHANGE*

*MEALS FOR NEIGHBORS WELCOMING BABIES, MOURNING LOST LOVED ONES, OR RECUPERATING FROM INJURY*

*SPRING LANDSCAPING CLEANUP IN RIVERSIDE*CANTATA BOARD GAME VISIT* 

 

Philanthropic Contributions

THE FOLLOWING CAUSES & CHARITIES RECEIVED SUPPORT IN 2015-16, totaling $21,350:

Youth Services
Riverside Recreation Dept.'s Touch-A-Truck
Buddy's Place
Riverside Little League
Reclaim13
Hepzibah
Riverside Recreation Dept.'s Games 4 Girls
Youth Crossroads
Local Children with Longterm Medical Needs

Senior Services
Aging Care Connections
People Care
Cantata Best Life Foundation

Community Services/Activities
Riverside Arts Center
Riverside Township Food Pantry
Riverside Arts Weekend
Eagle Scout Project
Riverside Friends of the Fourth
Riverside Public Library
Riverside Police: Crossing Guard Program
Riverside Welcome Committee
Hauser Junior High Food Drive
Riverside Springs Ahead

Social Services
Community Support Services
Feed Our Community Day
UCP Sequin Services- Riverside Homes
Still Missed
BEDS Plus
Constance Morris House
Helping Hand
LaGrange Saturday Soup Kitchen
CatNap Animal Rescue
Wellness House
Hines Veterans' Hospital
Bogan's Quarters

Education Services
Riverside Junior's Annual Scholarship
School on Wheels
Robert Crowne Health Education
District 96 + 208 LADSE Program
Jen's Kids