Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
• Canned/dry milk
• Laundry detergent
• $10 Jewel Gift Cards
Thanks to all who helped at our March food pantry distribution. Please note, because of Holy Thursday that April food pantry distribution will be held on the third Thursday of the month, April 20. During the food pantry closest to Easter we like to provide each household with a $10 gift card to Jewel to help supplement groceries, get a special treat, or contribute to their Holiday meal. If you’re able to consider donating a $10 Jewel gift card this month it would be most appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!
Monthly Domestic Violence Support Group
If you or someone close to you is experiencing domestic violence this group may be very helpful.
The objective of the group is to provide all a chance to talk about domestic violence and share questions, concerns and experiences with others who are facing – or who have faced – similar situations in confidence.
Please contact Kendall Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 708.215.5418 for more information.
In an emergency, dial 911, call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the local 24 hour hotline for Pillars, found in the box below.
Are you in an unhealthy relationship or
are you afraid in your own home?
Call the 24-hour phone for help: 708.485.5254.
You are not alone.
We encounter Evelina in Zambia as she and other mothers in her community learn new ways to provide nutritious meals for their growing children and families. How do we ensure that those who are hungry have not only food but true nourishment? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
A child who lives in Royda Banda’s family complex. Royda is the sister of Evelina Banda. The sisters are very close and do many things together, including cooking, eating and farming in Ndombi Village, Zambia.
Both Royda and Evelina are learning about nutrition and hygiene by participating in the CRS FANSER project, implemented by Caritas Chipata in Eastern Zambia.
The child in this photo benefits from the nutrition and hygiene information that Evelina and Royda are learning.
With support from GIZ, the German government’s agency for international development, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Chipata are implementing the “Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience” project, also known as FANSER, which aims to improve food security and nutrition among pregnant and lactating women and children under two in Petauke district, Eastern Zambia.
From August 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2017, the FANSER project will be working with households to promote basic hygiene practices, support growth monitoring sessions, and help prevent child malnutrition by promoting the use of locally-produced, nutrient-rich crops for balanced, nutritious diets through “care groups”.
Photo by Jim Stipe/Catholic Relief Services
Challenges in the Holy Land Today And Why it Matters
Mondays March 13 and 20 at 7pm
March 13: “No Way to Treat a Child” Joyce Cassel
Joyce spent 12 years as a teacher at Lyons Township High School. In 2016 Joyce volunteered through the World Council of Churches to observe and accompany Palestinians in Hebron, one of the most contentious cities in the West Bank. Joyce volunteers with the “No Way to Treat a Child” campaign which works to expose the widespread and systematic mistreatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli Military detention system.
Grace Lutheran Church
200 N Catherine, LaGrange, Bernard Lounge
To see upcoming speakers, visit the website.
Interfaith Career Network
First 100 Days of Your Job Search
Looking to change jobs? Find yourself in transition? Join us on Thursday, March 16, 7-9 pm at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs. Our speaker, Michelle Nacker, former ICN job seeker and current Product Management professional, will detail key actions you can take from day 1 to day 100 and beyond. Michelle speaks from her heart because she knows what transition is like emotionally and professionally. She will share tips on how to build your network in the community and on social media; what days are better to reach out to potential employers and some basic steps to help organize your search. Everyone can learn something from Michelle! ICN meetings are open to everyone and there is no cost to attend.
Free Resume Review
Interfaith Career Network invites you to join us on Saturday, March 25 from 9:30-11:30 am. Come in for a helpful one-on-one conversation with a HR, or other search related professional for some ideas and suggestions that may enhance or refresh your resume. Looking for some helpful job search strategies? Need some coaching with your elevator speech? This is a great opportunity for you or someone you know in a job search. Join us at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs.
Interfaith Career Network (ICN) offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
Ageing Care Connections-Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to join us at Aging Care Connections! Our staff relies on volunteers to help us serve over 8,000 older adults and their families each year.
Front Desk Reception Volunteers
Primary Functions: Volunteers will answer phones and transfer calls, make appointments and be very reliable and able to commit to a weekly schedule.
Skills sought: Good communication skills and patience, as we work with older people and people with disabilities over the phone and in person.
Schedule: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 12:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: 111 W Harris Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
Data Entry Volunteer– Choices for Care Program
Primary Functions: Volunteers will type and enter data into a computer, as well as, organize, fax and scan documents.
Skills sought: Experience using basic office equipment and good typing skills.
Schedule: Able to commit to at least 1-2 days per week, Monday-Friday.
Location: 111 W Harris Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, contact Denise Gerda at 707-603-2245 or email@example.com.