Thursday, January 17, 2013
The village chose Hesed House as the recipient of the donation because of “the service the organization provides to the community,” said Village Engineer Pete Wallers.
Editor's note: The following is information from the village of Montgomery. The village of Montgomery awarded $3,000 to Hesed House of Aurora at its board meeting Monday night. The donation came from funds raised by the village’s annual 5K, held in October of last year. The village chose Hesed House as the recipient of the donation because of “the service the organization provides to the community,” said Village Engineer Pete Wallers. Wallers, of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. in Sugar Grove, is a member of the Village’s River Run committee and helps coordinate day-of-race operations. Mary Ensor, director of resource development at Hesed House, attended the meeting Monday to accept the donation check and speak on behalf of the organization…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Herschel Luckinbill and Rick Jacobsen have teamed up on a new initiative to pair businesses up with veterans. Montgomery's Clarence Bark is the first recipient - Jacobsen Lawn Service will take care of his lawn this year for free.
Two local men known for their charitable works are teaming up on a new initiative to help veterans. Herschel Luckinbill of Montgomery calls it “Adopt-a-Vet,” and the premise is simple: get local businesses to offer their services to one veteran for free. Luckinbill, a tireless volunteer for Honor Flight Chicago and organizer of the regular veterans’ breakfasts at Grandma’s Table in Montgomery, is hoping to get more businesses involved. At the moment, he has one: Jacobsen Lawn Service of Oswego. And in fact, it was owner Rick Jacobsen who helped come up with the idea. Jacobsen has been in business for two years, and has made it a point to give back, sponsoring charitable events for the Special Olympics and the Kendall County Food Pantry, …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Eight-year-old Monet Bastin didn't ask for toys or presents for her birthday. Instead, she asked for board games, which she donated on Monday to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, to help extended-stay patients.
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- Andre Salles
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Eight-year-old Monet Bastin of Montgomery didn’t say much on Monday. But the smile on her face told the whole story. Monet (pronounced like the artist, according to her mom Carrie) turned eight on Saturday. But instead of giving her toys and gifts, she asked her friends and family to do something special: help her donate board games to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, to make the lives of extended-stay patients there better. She asked for new board games, and man, did she get them. More than two dozen of them, from Connect Four to Sorry to Yahtzee to Scrabble. And on Monday, she and her mom drove those games to the hospital’s pediatric ward, and gave them away, much to the delight of the doctors on duty. The idea was her mom’s, but Monet was …