February 24, 2014
Our community outreach initiative continues to move forward. In March, we will be holding solidarity events by hitting the streets to help the children served by Mercy Home. They have expanded their annual public outreach fundraising campaign and are asking IBEW 21 members, retirees and their family members to help raise funds and spread awareness about the plight of abused, neglected and abandoned young people.
We need IBEW 21 members to volunteer at five St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Chicagoland area to assist with Mercy Home’s “March for Kids” campaign, which is a fundraising program that supports their efforts to provide a safe and loving home for their kids in crisis. Mercy Home gives young people opportunities to build confidence and acquire the skills they need to build more hopeful successful futures.
We are asking the IBEW 21 family to help those served by Mercy Home reach their goals by volunteering. Teams of volunteers will be out in force along the parade routes collecting donations and handing out Mercy Home’s special shamrock stickers as a way of saying thank you. The shamrocks symbolize our support for kids in crisis.
The dates and locations are listed below. More specific location information can be found by clicking the links provided.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Forest Park Parade
Meeting Location: 7244 Madison St., Forest Park,
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Tinley Park Parade
Meeting Location: 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Meeting Location: 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Southside Irish Parade
Meeting Location: 10421 S. Western Ave., Chicago
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Northwest Side Irish Parade
Meeting Location: 6107 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago
If you can volunteer or you have any questions about the events please contact IBEW Local 21 community outreach coordinators Bob Przybylinski and Dave Webster. Bob and Dave can be reached in the IBEW 21 Union Hall at 630-960-4466 exts 447/449 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an IBEW 21 family solidarity event please volunteer and bring your family!
IBEW Local 21 will continue rebuild a sense of community among our members by assisting those in our communities who need our help. Get involved today by contacting Bob and Dave. Together we all can make a difference.
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