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SSFS needs ‘angels’ to help fill kids school supplies list

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) is seeking out “back to school angels” who can help the agency cover back-to-school supplies expenses for children. The past nine years, local “angels” have adopted the school supply lists for several hundred children who receive services at SSFS, an agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children.   “You can adopt a student yourself, or get a group of people together to adopt a student and split the list up," according to Linda Schmidt, volunteer project coordinator.  "This is a great opportunity to do community . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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