Thank You Villa Park Office Equipment!
Last month, Villa Park Office Equipment’s 8th Annual Food Drive brought the joy of Thanksgiving to our clients.
Holiday meal bags were delivered to our tenants, along with gift cards for each household to purchase their chosen holiday meal.
To create an even larger donation, our friends enlisted the support of local schools, organizations, and businesses. Placing bins at community locations not only brought attention to help people who are hungry but also provided an easy way for people to donate.
A total of 171 meal bags were created for families and individuals. The 59 bins donated also contained extra food items that will also ensure our shelves are stocked for assisting clients throughout the entire coming year.
These efforts helped make the largest collection ever which included $3,120 in monetary donations and gift cards as well as a record-high 6,392 food items. This was a 50% increase to what the drive brought in last year.
Carol Simler, DuPagePads President & CEO, is incredibly grateful:
The holiday meal bags are provided to tenants in DuPagePads Supportive Housing apartments. This program provides subsidized housing for those that had been homeless for a year or longer and have a documented disability or disabling health condition.
Clients in this program are living on tight budgets, so the holiday meal bag donations are were certainly appreciated. A huge thank you to all who supported these efforts!