The Campus Ministries from Mother McAuley and Brother Rice high schools traveled to Feed My Starving Children last month to measure and pack food as part of a joint service project.
Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit Christian organization that hand-packs meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world. McAuley and Rice students packed 12,096 meals, enough to feed 34 children for one year. Submitted Photo
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce and Johnson Phelps VFW Post 5220 will hold a blood drive Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9514 S. 52nd Ave. in Oak Lawn. To schedule an appointment call LifeSource at (877) 543-3768 or register at lifesource.org and use sponsor code VFWS0R30. Appointments recommended. All donors will receive a free breakfast.
The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 holds a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday through March 29 at the Post, 11001 Depot Ave. in Worth. Cost is $9 adults, $5 children. Dinner features cod, shrimp, catfish, chicken strips, potato, salad, soup and bread. For more information call 448-7006.
Family and friends of Richards graduate Denise Mushinski Kuba of Chicago Ridge have organized a benefit to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest “Sunshine for Denise” will feature raffle drawings, auctions, and food and drink. Organizers are seeking donations of raffle prizes, gift certificates and money.
Kuba, who has pancreatic cancer, worked at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and volunteered as a committee member and advancement chairperson for Cub Scout Troop 3665 and Boy Scout Troop 665.
Contacts for donations and more information include Mike Mushinski,
, (312)914-1388; Laura Kapala,
, 609-7018; Tom Kuba,
, 302-4187; Paul Kuba,
, 846-5482; John Kuba,
, 636-7865; and Kendra Globicki,
, 702-0012. Donations for raffles and auctions can be sent to Tom Kuba, 10352 Leslie Lane, Chicago Ridge, IL, 60415. For more information visit sunshinefordenise.com.
The Crusaders for Teddy will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Mama Vesuvio East, 6361 W. College Drive in Palos Heights. Donations will go to offset the medical costs of Teddy Kowalski, who is undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Children are $10/$15. Cost includes dinner and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. For more information call (773) 840-2000, for information about raffle and auction prizes call Barb Scapardine at 246-8405.
South Suburban PADS is gearing up for its Summer Interim Housing Shelter Season for homeless persons.
The shelter operates from May 1 through Sept. 30 each year. The program is a way for new volunteers to become acquainted with the PADS program.
PADS need volunteers to supervise the site and guests, to complete paperwork, and to provide meals for four hours per month. Training sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Volunteers only need to attend one session. Both will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 667 W. 8th St. in Chicago Heights.
For more information or to register call Dawn Thrasher at 754-4357 or email
Most Holy Redeemer School in Evergreen Park will host its 7th annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13. Cost is $400 per table; maximum of 10 people. Price includes bottled beer, wine, pop and coffee. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call 422-8280 for more information.