Though writing becomes second nature, painting, drawing or even paint by numbers are a challenge for me though I still try. How I admire those that can write and illustrate. In Chicago’s Western Suburbs, Paint It Up is a wonderful start to either becoming that blooming artist that you always wanted to be or polishing your already great skills. Paint It Up will provide designers to host corporate events and paint parties within your organization or home and offer the materials you need such as canvas for attempting your first masterpiece. Learn how to paint your own wine glass design and they will offer a selection of glasses you can choose. Paint your own pet. And what a wonderful way to share with your favorite charity by hosting an event. Let Paint It Up organize your next corporate or personal fundraiser.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove will be hosting a glass painting event on Friday, May 15th at 7pm. Please contact http://www.paint-it-up.com/ to reserve your seat. All proceeds for a night of fun, and creative exploration will benefit Hope’s Front Door also in Downers Grove.
Hope’s Front Door provides solutions for the growing need of residents in six villages that provide immediate assistance for those unemployed with job services as well as the chronic homeless who need food and transportation. Serving over 300 client-visits a month, Hope’s Front Door is organized to train interview-volunteers, track all client visits on their computer’s database and maintain an extensive list of other helping agencies to which they refer clients for extended assistance. By establishing visit and annual assistance limits, they provide a reasonably fair distribution of the communities’ resources.
Donations can always be made to Hope’s Front Door by attending fundraisers such as a Friday night out with Paint-It Up or other fundraising ideas such as their Monthly Giving Program, Your recurring monthly donation is an easy and convenient way to provide ongoing support and stability for HFD’s work in the community. By selecting the Monthly Donation options, your contribution is automatically deducted from your checking, savings or credit card account each month on a date specified by you. Becoming a monthly donor means that they can help those facing a financial and/or a health crisis that can destabilize a household and community.
Other opportunities to give are tribute gifts. A tribute gift is a great way to honor someone with a gift that will change lives. Instead of giving a traditional gift on a birthday, Mother’s/Father’s Day, wedding, anniversary or other gift-giving occasions, consider asking those who are celebrating with you to give a donation to Hope’s Front Door in lieu of gifts. You can also receive a card to give to an honoree when giving in his or her name. Honor others through a memorial gift. Giving in the memory of a loved one is a way to celebrate the life of hope to those in need. All memorial gifts will be acknowledged through a personal letter to the family of your loved one.