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The Foundation Donates $5,000 to Maine Township Food Pantry

The Des Plaines Community Foundation presented Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry with an early holiday gift of $5,000 on November 22nd at the Maine Township board meeting in Park Ridge.

The $5,000 check was presented by Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Des Plaines Community Foundation, and Des Plaines Mayor Martin J. Moylan.

“At this time of year all food pantries are pressed for help with so many people out of work,” said Argus.

The Foundation raises funds to identify, link and mobilize assets to support the service programs of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership Programs whose activities improve the lives of those that live and work in Des Plaines.

Some of the programs include: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Committee; Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Program Committee; Intergenerational Program Committee, and Seasons of Service Program Committee.

The Foundation has no paid employees and is 100-percent volunteer. Foundation is a 501c3 organization and funds are obtained from individuals, businesses, and corporate tax-deductable contributions as well as from other foundations.

“The generous donation will be used to purchase much needed food for individuals and families in need,” said Carol Teschky, Maine Township Supervisor.

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United Airlines Foundation Presents a Check to the Des Plaines Community Foundation

Robert Argus, senior manager, United Airlines presented the Des Plaines Community Foundation with a check for $1000 from the United Airlines Foundation at a recent Board of Trustees meeting on January 11, 2012.

Robert Argus was granted this check from United because of more than 150 hours of volunteer work he provided with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program of the Des Plaines Community Foundation.

The Des Plaines Community Foundation is a non-for-profit 501c3 organization that serves the residents who live and work in Des Plaines. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program helps the disabled and elderly with transportation, yard work, house repairs, snow shoveling, etc. in order to enable them to live on their own.

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The Des Plaines Community Foundation Donates $10,000 to the Des Plaines Self Help Closet & Pantry

The Des Plaines Self Help Closet & Pantry (SHC&P), 600 E. Algonquin Road, was the recent recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Des Plaines Community Foundation, a Des Plaines based not-for-profit agency that provides support for youth, senior citizens and people with special needs and helps promote a healthy and safe community environment.

The check presentation took place in Mayor Martin J. Moylan’s City Hall Office last week and included officials from the City, the SHC&P and the Des Plaines Community Foundation. The Des Plaines Community Foundation, in an effort to provide food and clothing to those in need throughout Des Plaines, has also presented $5,000 checks to the Maine Township and Elk Grove Township pantries

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