On behalf of everyone who benefits from our York Township Senior Center, Food Pantry and General Assistance Holiday Programs, I would like to express our gratitude to the following organizations and individuals for their cooperation, support, and generous contributions throughout the holiday season: AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, American Legion Elmhurst Post #187, Ardmore Elementary School, Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Brand Family, Catholic Charities, City of Oakbrook Terrace, Community of Christ Church, Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, DuPage County Health Department, DuPage County Marine Corps League “Toys for Tots," DuPage County Sheriff “Shop With Law Enforcement," Flood Brothers, Friends of York Township, Glenbard East High School, Jackie Iselin, Lombard Fire Department, Lombard Junior Women’s Club, Lombard Public Works Department, Lombard Rotary, Tonesha Murrell, Peace Lutheran Church, Joanne Piela, Sacred Heart Church, Saint Alexander Church, Saint Pius X Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, TBC Wellness, The Centre for Chiropractic Health, The Lauren Kiefer Foundation, TranzAct Technologies, United Community Concerns Association, V.F.W. Lilac Post #5815, Villa Park Junior Women’s Club, Villa Park Lions Club, Villa Park Police Department, Kathy Wierer, Yuan Ji Chinese Dance Class, Willowbrook High School Warrior Project, York Township Republican Committeemen’s Organization and many more individuals too numerous to mention.
In addition to all the generous cash and food donations, I am happy to report that 221 families with 523 children were given toys, clothing and personal items through the York Township Food Pantry “Adopt A Family For Christmas 2013” Program.
I have seen firsthand how our York Township Holiday Programs have helped so many of the challenged families and senior citizens who reside in our community and how many of them enjoyed their Christmas so much more thanks to the support of the organizations and individuals mentioned above.
In closing, a reminder: the York Township Senior Center will be scheduling identity theft prevention seminars in the near future under the auspices of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Senior Services Unit. In the meantime, here’s a tip: if you do get a suspicious phone call, immediately ask for a call back number. That will usually result in a hang up by the scam artist. Do not share any personal information and contact the Sheriff’s Senior Services Unit at 630-407-2317 to make a report.
John W. Valle is supervisor of York Township.