Motorcyclists invited to participate in 16th annual charity run benefiting Park Lawn's programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Oak Lawn's bravest take on Oak Lawn's finest in charity hockey game tonight (Sunday) as they raise money for Wounded Warrior Project and Chicago Hornet Youth Sled Hockey.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Oak Lawn Firefighters vs. Oak Lawn Police put their blades to the ice in annual charity hockey this Sunday, April 21.
The Oak Lawn Fire Department and Police Department’s annual ninth hockey game commences at the Oak Lawn Ice Arena this Sunday, raising money for some great causes. The grudge match starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students. Since 2004, police and firefighters have been taking to the ice to raise money for a worthy cause in a high-flying, blade-thrashing, feats-of-strength hockey game. This year, OLPD and OLFD are playing for the Wounded Warrior Project and Chicago Hornets Youth Sled Hockey. The Wounded Warrior Project provides unique direct service programs to injured service members. Chicago Hornets Youth Sled Hockey supports children and youth with physical disabilities who are determined to play hockey. The annual cop …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Volunteers will be collecting donations throughout the Southland for Park Lawn benefiting the organization's many programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Park Lawn's annual 'Miles of Smiles' tag days will commence March 29-30 and April 12-13. Tag Day volunteers are needed to collect donations and smiles throughout the Southland.
Park Lawn "Tag Day" volunteers will be out and about throughout the Southland collecting donations on street corners, supermarkets and shopping centers this weekend. This is one of Park Lawn's biggest annual fundraisers. On average, Tag Days help raise more than $50,000 that directly benefits the programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities at Park Lawn. Park Lawn is also recruiting volunteers to help on the weekend April 12-13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to spread the word about Park Lawn during the annual Tag Days event. Since the first Park Lawn Tag Days in 1982, more than $1 million has been collected. This is all from loose change and bills throughout the 31 years. Students often take this opportunity to …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Over 1,700 sign up for Big Pappa's Gyros' Christmas charity dinner. Pies and other donations being accepted through Christmas Eve.
More than 1,700 have signed up to receive free turkey dinners and children's toys for Big Pappa's Gyros annual Christmas charity dinner. The 1,700 requests represent the hungry, homeless, working poor, unemployed and others facing financial difficulties. Anyone who can't get home for Christmas is also invited to have dinner at the restaurant. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Many of the dinners are going to Oak Lawn seniors who are alone this Christmas. This past Thursday, the St. Linus Men's Club collected over $2,000 in monetary donations, as well as gifts of toys, turkeys and other supplies at the Goal Post. A steady stream of turkeys and checks arrived throughout the evening, which also happened to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Standard Bank and Trust annual giving trees and ornament sales fulfill holiday wishes of developmentally disabled adults with little or no family support.
Standard Bank is rolling out the holly to deck its lobby trees and help fulfill the holiday wish lists of intellectually challenged and developmentally disabled adults served by Park Lawn. For the third consecutive year, Park Lawn is the designated beneficiary for Standard Bank’s “Holiday Hope” ornament sale. Donations will help purchase much-needed items for Park Lawn’s Angel Fund. The fund was created to enable Park Lawn to provide a warm, caring and loving environment for adults with multiple medical, physical and intellectual disabilities. The ornaments sell for $1, $5 and $10. Proceeds will be used to buy Christmas presents and other every day necessities for developmentally disabled and intellectually challenged adults living at Park…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Park Lawn has launched a new "Text to Give" mobile phone donation campaign.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Golfers can still join the annual Park Lawn 'Day in the Sun' golf outing on July 16.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Big Pappa's Mr. Gyros has the turkeys and potatoes, but still needs donated pies for dessert. Restaurant plans to distribute 800 turkey dinners to Oak Lawn's needy.
Big Pappa’s Mr. Gyros collected more than $1,000 at the Goal Post Pub on Friday evening. The money will go toward turkeys and trimmings for 800 free dinners that the restaurant plans to distribute to Oak Lawn residents in need on Christmas Day. Starting around noon on Christmas Day, Big Pappa's Mr. Gyros will be handing out delicious turkey dinners with all the trimmings—no questions asked—to take home to the family or eat at the restaurant. Anyone who is alone on Christmas is also invited to have dinner at the restaurant. WATCH THE VIDEO of last year's Christmas dinner. Sandi Degangi and Eddie Memishi—owners of Big Pappa’s Mr. Gyros—can still use some pies. Yes, pies for dessert. If you’re out and about on Saturday picking up items for …