From Christmas on the Commons to compassionate outreach and business holiday celebrations, the New Lenox community made Christmas special in 2012.
Toys For Tots
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bill Steinhauser's annual Toys for Tots drive and semi-annual push for the CHARGE Foundation have come to be recognized as two ways of doing business at his family's local hardware store.
Helping customers find ways to save on energy costs is a priority for Bill Steinhauser at this time of the year. So is helping those in need. Steinhauser, co-owner of Park ACE Hardware, 16725 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, collects toys as part of the Toys for Tots program. “We’re just trying to help kids in need in the Southwest Chicago area, collecting toys—unopened, unwrapped toys,” he said. “Bring them here. We’ve got a drop-off box right in the front of the store. And help a kid out this Christmas.” Toys will be picked up by Toys for Tots officials on Dec. 20 and distributed on time for the holidays. And, a cause more dear to Steinhauser’s own heart is the CHARGE Foundation. The Steinhauser family takes in donations at Park ACE to help …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Are you in the giving spirit this holiday season? Find ways to give back to your community this year in New Lenox.
As need has grown among many families in the last few years, so to has the response to give, at least around New Lenox. Many people involved with charitable ventures, from the New Lenox Township food pantry or the Daybreak Center in Joliet, have said that willingness to donate and volunteer has been fantastic, especially around the holidays. So if you've caught the spirit of giving, here are some local ways you can help out the less fortunate around the holidays: A collection box is at the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce for food items that will be donated to needy families through Together We Cope, a resale shop in Tinley Park. Local business owners can also add a collection box to their stores. Call 708-326-4001 for details The Fire …