Community Service Committee 2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 Community Service Committee was Lucy Robbins and Julie Swanson  (co-charis), Joanne Kiley, Jennifer Lubejko, Susan Retzer, Jamie Stewart, and Simone Srinivasan.

The committee met in person on Thursday, August 25th to discuss the committee’s responsibilities and to set goals for the year.

The following items and money were collected at each meeting:

September 2015 Business Meeting

  • In kind donations:
    • Four boxes of school supplies for Chicago Public Schools
  • Monetary donations:
    • $120.00 for HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers)

November 2015 Business Meeting

  • In kind donations:
    • Over 10 bags of goods for Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Monetary donations:
    • $125.00 for Toys for Tots

February 2016 Business Meeting

  • In kind donations:
    • Many gifts to deliver to The Anti-Cruelty Society
  • Monetary donations:
    • $152.00 for PAWS Chicago’s Veterinarian Wish List

May 2016 Business Meeting

  • In kind donations:
    • 2 bags of new children’s books for Sit Stay Read
  • Monetary donations:
    • $149.00 for The Special Olympics

In total, the 2015-2016 Community Service Committee collected $546 in monetary donations and many boxes of goods donated by our generous members.

Many CALL members expressed interest in participating in community service events outside of the four business meetings. In addition to collecting donations at the four business meetings, our committee encouraged participation in an Adopt-a-Beach event in September 2015, and we will soon post information about participating in the Race Judicata.

We would like to thank everyone for their contributions and continued generosity.