Thursday, October 1, 2009
Orland Park begins "Warm a Heart" winter drive
New Hats, Gloves and Scarves Being Collected
ORLAND PARK – The
is hoping to warm some hearts this winter, along with some heads, hands and more. Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and Village Clerk Dave Maher have teamed up to lead Village of Orland Park Orland Park’s “Warm a Heart Winter Drive.”
“We’re calling on residents to donate new winter hats, scarves, and mittens for needy children and adults,” McLaughlin said.
Contributions may be delivered to the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall at
14700 South Ravinia Avenue or the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.
“We’ve had a number of people come into the Village Hall, asking how they can help this season, especially with so many families having a hard time with the current economy,” said Orland Park Village Clerk Dave Maher. “We’re happy to be able to offer this cooperative effort with
,” he added. Orland Township
“When we first offered this program two years ago, the community’s response was wonderful,” said Deputy Village Clerk Joe LaMargo. “Now, with many families struggling to make ends meet, winter wear may not be a part of a family’s budget. That’s where our donations will help keep people warm this winter,” LaMargo added.
Further information is available by calling the Office of Special Services at 708/403-6188.