Stray Thoughts 2016 Volume 4 - Page 7

Stray Thoughts Fall 2016 Hearty Thanks! Egg Harbor Café in Downers Grove participated in the Pay it Forward program in August. They placed a jar near the cash register for donations. They raised $237 and the home office matched 10% for a total of $260.70. Alexa Noel viaONEHOPE held an in-home wine tasting. There’s a built-in donation from every bottle, and a 15% donation to the host’s cause of choice based on the total sales from the event. The host chose us for the $106.74 donation. Alexa Noel of Downers Grove turned 10 and asked for shelter donations instead of gifts for her. She collected $145, food, toys and supplies. Blake Ryden Ben Schmid of Downers Grove turned 11 and asked for shelter donations instead of gifts for him. He donated $40. Ben Schmid Sammy Menapace, Meredith Steed and Victoria of Downers Grove donated the proceeds from their lemonade stand to the shelter. “Loud Lucy,” a local DJ brought in $343 that sh