You cannot help but notice the winds of winter have blown into Rockford this week. But can you imagine it if you did not have a warm coat? Think about how chilled you were when dashing from your home to your car. Then realize there are hundreds of people, including children, who could use that spare coat you have or the jacket your child has outgrown.
Rockford Ski Rack suggests you help those who need the warmth by donating coats to St. Elizabeths Catholic Community Center, Oct. 20-22. You can do this by bringing coats to Rockford Ski Rack at 1675 Pawlisch Drive (next to the CherryVale Mall) Friday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. When you do, Rockford Ski Rack will offer a $20 reduction on the purchase of any new coat in their inventory as a THANK YOU for your contribution. Dan Puckett, Rockford Ski Rack owner, says hes pleased to offer the reduction on the purchase of items in his store, but most of all, I simply cant bear to think of kids being cold. He encourages giving, even if you cant use the reward. This is something I think our friends, families, customers and everyone else will feel committed to doing for those who really need the help, he continued.
For more information, contact Karen Carlson at St. Elizabeths Community Center at 815-969-6526. St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center is a center of Christian service. Through its various programs it endeavors to improve the quality of the community. The Community Centers goal is to provide services for support and aid in the development of personal and community goals. Services they offer include emergency services: Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet; Early Childhood Development: DCFS licensed daycare for 3-,4-,and pre-K 5-year-olds; Youth Services: Extended Care (Before/After School program for 5-12 year olds), Summer Camp (5-12-year-olds); Teen Reach: After School and Summer Program for 11-14-year-old; Youth and Family Counseling, Title XX Program: Crisis intervention services for at-risk 9-17-year-olds; and Senior Services: Recreation and Fellowship.
From the Oct. 18-24, 2006, issue