Sunday, July 22, 2012
Homegrown Charity Gives School Backpacks To Kids In Need
Algonquin's Meijer store donated the backpacks while LITH's Costco contributed some of the contents but Hearts of Gold volunteers filled them the rest of the way. "We spent about $1,000," said organizer Cathy Terry. That's a lot of money to source from Hearts of Gold members, their friends and co-workers, she said. "We're looking for a company or group to partner with," she said, looking ahead to the next project on the group's calendar, winter coats for the same kids.
In the pic: Hearts of Gold volunteer Cathy Terry gives a last-minute check Saturday to kids' back-to-school backpacks at ALFPD's Fire Station Number One in Algonquin.