Letter: Elburn Leo Club helps serve veterans

By on December 13, 2012

The Elburn Leo Club recently served a Veterans Day dinner for our local veterans, and provided 86 care packages for veterans currently receiving treatment at the Hines VA Hospital.

The Elburn Leo Club is an extension of the Elburn Lions Club. We are a youth group of service-minded individuals ranging in age from 13-18 years old. We also have junior Leo Club members ranging in age from 8-12 years old. Our mission is to make a difference through leadership, experience and opportunity.

We are continuing with our appreciation to veterans by adopting a platoon of approximately 300 Navy sailors. We need your help with this service project to benefit the deployed troops. We are seeking donations of products, as well as cash donations to help offset the expenses associated with purchasing and shipping the items requested. Donations will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 31.

We are seeking donations of the following items: coffee grounds or Keurig pods, single flavor packets for water bottles, candy, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, Ream’s Elburn Market beef jerky and sausage sticks (set them know it is for the troops so they can package it properly), etc.

If you will be making a cash donation, please make checks payable to Elburn Leo Club.

We also would like to send well wishes from home and support for their service. Please consider writing a letter with words of encouragement and support for the troops. We will enclose the personal letters with the care packages to show our appreciation for their service and dedication to our country. Mail donations and letters to: Elburn Leo Club, Attn: Pam Hall, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, IL 60119.

Call (630) 365-6315 to make arrangements to drop off donations at Elburn Lions Community Park (500 Filmore St., Elburn).

To learn more about our group, visit www.elburnlions.com or email pamh@elburnlions.com.

Pam Hall
Elburn Lions Club president,
Elburn Leo Club advisor