Christmas Care Bag Sort Day
Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit
Summer Field Trip
Christmas Dinner Delivery
Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit
Help Us Fight Cancer
The diagnosis is often scary. The treatment is often devastating. We strive to support those in the fight.
Learn more here:
We don't have to travel far to help our friends.
Thank You Note from Terri
Thank you to our friends who support us. We couldn't do it without you.
Sincere thank you to Randal Blankenship, Worship Arts Director at Calvary Church in Lemont
2021 Scholarship Competetion for High School Seniors
Let us help lighten the financial load.
Attention High School Seniors
Once again the Hope and Friendship Foundation board has approved two separate scholarships to be awarded: one for $1,000 and one for $500.
You can enter this competition by submitting your complete application with references, activities, and experiences on a separate paper, and your original essay by Friday, April 2, 2021.
Please click here to learn more.
Team Compassion Support Day
April 21st at Next Mex
One of the things that Hope and Friendship never canceled or slowed on over the past year was our support of those in the battle with cancer.
**On Wed. April 21st, Next Mex has extended the offer of the generous donation of 15% of all dine-in or pick-up food orders to Hope and Friendship Team Compassion to use to offer help to our local warriors.
**The "Warrior Wall" will make its debut at this event. The "Warrior Wall" will hold hearts with names of those who are in the battle, who have survived their battle, or whom we lift in memory as they have finished their battle as warriors we hold dearly in our hearts.
**We are accepting donations of gift cards (fuel, food, local stores) we will deliver to the more than 10 friends that we are currently rallying support for.
**Note cards will be available for you to write uplifting/inspiring/encouraging notes that will also be delivered to our friends to provide great comfort for those "really tough" days. Never underestimate the power and strength of a positive word.
Stop by Next Mex (319 Front St., Lemont) Wed. Apr. 21st when you pick up your take-out order, or dine-in, or just stop by and drop off your notes and/or hang up a "Warrior Wall" heart!
Give the Gift of Spring Cleaning
They need what you need
Drop off donations of any and all cleaning products, paper products, or personal care items from Monday April 5th-Wednesday April 21st to the bins located in the Lemont Park District Centennial Building, the CORE, Starbucks, or in the Lemont Police Department entry area.
The homes we are hoping to help need the same items that yours does: detergent (laundry & dish); spray cleanings and disinfectants; sponges; toilet paper; paper towels; deodorant; shampoo; soaps; feminine products; razors; etc.
All cleaning products; paper products; and personal care items for men, women, and youth.
A volunteer link will be shared soon with a few volunteer spots for sorting and delivery opportunities. We are still adhering to COVID reduced gathering protocol.
Bicycle Recycle Returns!
Collections to Begin in May
We had to scratch our yearly collection and give away of bikes last year, but Chief Maton has okayed the use of the Police Dept parking lot for the return of the Bicycle Recycle!! Drop off will not begin until May but we wanted to let you know so you can hold onto those gently used unneeded bikes so we can re-home them to very grateful recipients!
Let us Learn Together
We are creaing a resource of thoughts, lessons, learned, and advice for future young friends from the present. We have prepared a Google Doc and ask you to share it with all the young people you can. This is an anonymous format; no names or emails are collected. We will share the publication when it is completed. We truly feel it will capture what our young people felt as they moved from "normal" to anything but normal over the past year. Please encourage your child(ren) to participate. We know school staff, church youth leaders, and we are all looking forward to learning from the introspective offerings from our young friends.