Garden helps youngsters grow

ABC 7 Chicago report  focuses on a joint project of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and Higgins Academy. The report says that by planting a garden, children are learning about the environment and teamwork, while being provided with a safe environment in which to spend their summer months.To view the piece, click on the link below.Garden helps youngsters grow

Christmas in July with the Joliet Jackhammers

Joliet JackhammersWhen is the last time you were able to get a seat at a ballgame for only $7?On July 29th, the Joliet Jackhammers will take on the Gary South Shore Railcats at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on an evening known as Christmas in July.

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Want to purchase tickets for yourself or member of your Corps?Contact Kelly Sweet at the Jackhammers at 815-774-2880 and make sure you mention the special Salvation Army rate.Want to purchase tickets for a child from Joliet to attend?Contact Captain Thom Moffitt 815-726-4863

Local agencies get together to provide kids with free lunches :: The Courier News :: Town Talk

As unemployment rates throughout the area continue to rise and area schools are on summer break, the ability of many children from low-income homes to have access to nutritional meals is a growing concern.That’s why the city of Elgin and a number of nonprofit organizations announced they have teamed up to provide free lunches to kids 18 and younger from June 22 to Aug. 21 through a children’s summer nutrition program.Read more:,Elgin-Talk-Around-Town_EL070909.article

Hunger Looks Like Me – Personal Fundraising campaign (June 1 – August 31)

In March 2009, requests for groceries at some Chicago corps community centers were up more than 100 percent compared to March 2008. And if the unemployment rate continues to rise, as expected, even more people will be looking to The Salvation Army for assistance with feeding their families. By supporting The Salvation Army, you can make a difference.startButtonGet involved by creating your own personal “grocery bag” fundraiser. Invite your friends and family. Make it a competition to see who can get the most donations and fill up a grocery bag.Learn More | Make A Donation