In recognition of April Food Day 2021, the Homewood Science Center is serving as a drop-off site Saturdays, April 3 and April 10, for non-expired cans and boxes of food. The drop-off time is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the science center’s location at 2018 Ridge Road in downtown[Read More…]
Tag: Respond Now
For more than four decades, volunteers with Respond Now have been helping make the season bright for those who otherwise wouldn’t have much to celebrate.
A party to mark 50 years of work by Respond Now, a helping agency in the South Suburbs, is planned for Thursday, Sept. 19, at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. The party goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature music, food and a specialty beer[Read More…]
Five decades after its establishment, Respond Now is still providing a way for south suburban neighbors to help each other, an achievement that will be celebrated at Flossmoor Station on Sept. 19 with a fundraiser where community members can raise a glass and share their support.
During this season of giving, Respond Now is seeking unwrapped new toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 14 for its Holiday Giveaway event on Dec. 12 and 13. The agency is in need of games, books, craft items, sports equipment and gift cards in $20 amounts. While[Read More…]
One helping hand agency recently got assistance from another at the Korean United Methodist Church, 19320 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood. The church’s Overflow Ministry has been helping people through Respond Now in Chicago Heights, the seasonal PADS program for homeless men, a women’s shelter, Catholic Charities and a host of other[Read More…]
Spaces are still available for Respond Now’s annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger on Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields. Sue Perkins of Flossmoor, a longtime board member at the social service agency, called the annual event an easy and fun way for community members, advocates and supporters old[Read More…]
Three boys, from left, Gehrig Lucas, 7, with Lucas Miller, 6, and Oliver Weberg, 9, make a game out of sorting donated food on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Homewood Public Library. (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) LEFT: Janellie Roach, a freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, takes on organizing duties at a[Read More…]
With cold weather on the horizon, many people will be searching for ways to help their neighbors in need put food on the table, buy a warm coat for their child or pay the rent to be sure they have a warm place to sleep. A charitable 5K race Sept.24[Read More…]