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Upcoming Events

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Operation Support OUr Troops 

February 17th, 9am-1pm

Operation Support Our Troops is an amazing local organization whose mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. We will be visiting their warehouse to help them make care packages to send to our troops. The warehouse is located at 1989 University Lane, Suite A, Lisle, IL 60532. This is walking distance from the Park District building!

Spots for this event are limited so we'd appreciate an RSVP if you're able to make it! We'd love to see you there! 

Feel free to visit their website at https://www.osotamerica.org/ if you'd like to learn more about the organization and their work. 

Please email Piper at piperwaggoner1@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to RSVP.

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February Large Group Meeting

February 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Join us for our February monthly meeting at the Lisle Park District Senior Center (1925 Ohio Street). There will be time to spend with other group members as well as participate in fun activities that teach about the pillars of character. We'll also discuss upcoming service opportunities and events like Teen Leader Interest Night!

Please email Piper at piperwaggoner1@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to RSVP.

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Teen Leader Interest Night

Monday, February 26th 7pm-8pm

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a LTWC teen leader? Would you like to apply for next year? Join us for Teen Leader Interest Night! For one hour, you'll get the behind-the-scenes look at what goes into being a teen leader and learn about how to become one yourself! You do not have to run for leader if you join us for the meeting; this is just the first step in learning about the position! We'll meet from 7-8pm at the Senior Center. Parents are more than welcome to join us and are encouraged. 

Leadership with LTWC is a great opportunity to build your personal resume, prepare for college, learn life skills like time management and communication, and so much more. You'll also get increased opportunities to help your community on a deeper level. We hope you consider applying! 

 

Qualifications to apply:

  • Must be in high school for the 2024-25 school year

  • Be a registered LTWC member for the 23-24 year

  • Have 15 service hours with LTWC between March 2023 and April 2024

  • Attend all required Monday night meetings

  • Pledge to abide by all requirements of being a leader if elected, including be at 70% of service projects in 2024-2025 and sign the code of conduct. 

Please email Dawn at dyackley@lisleparkdistrict.org if you have any questions or would like to RSVP.

Recaps

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Holiday Party

We hosted our annual LTWC holiday celebration where we met at the Lisle Senior Center to enjoy various activities, games, and snacks in order to spend time with peers and get in the holiday spirit! We had a great time chatting, making crafts, and playing games such as Family Feud.

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Recap! - Lights of Lisle

For this event, we set up luminaries around downtown Lisle, helping to create a festive atmosphere for the parade and various holiday activities taking place. Altogether, this project was a great way to help locally while having a good time. We finished faster than ever this year, leaving time to enjoy the local holiday cheer.

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Recap! - Sleep Out Saturday

For this event, we slept outside overnight in boxes or tents to raise awareness for homelessness in DuPage County. As part of the event, participants raised funds for Bridge Communities, an organization that works with local homeless families. We traveled together to a rally at College of DuPage where we will learned about what Bridge Communities does, heard actual stories from people that Bridge Communities has helped, and enjoyed soup and bread prepared by the COD Culinary Program.

Other ongoing projects

Sole Hope

 

Hello Lisle Teens! We have a special continuing service event that makes use of old jeans and other denim. If you'd like to donate, please bring any of these items to any LTWC events or drop them off at the park district. Thank you!

 

Here is a link to Sole Hope's website 

Volunteers Cleaning Park

Everyday Volunteering

Feel free to volunteer using the ideas below, or come up with your own! 

Letter Writing

There are many options for organizations/causes to write letters to. If you'd like to write a letter or make a card, please drop it off at the park district and we'll be sure to send it out for you. Whether it's one letter or a dozen, any would be greatly appreciated! Write inspirational quotes, tell them about your day, send them a story, etc. It's all up to you! 

Military

Write letters or make cards for our troops to thank them for their service. These brave people give up so much to keep us safe. Let's show them we appreciate their sacrifice. These letters and cards will be given to Chaplain Heroes to distribute to troops around the world. 

Senior Citizens 

Many senior citizens feel isolated due to health concerns. This is an incredibly lonely time for many, so let's cheer them up and let them know we are thinking of them. These cards and letters will be sent to a local extended care facility. 

Sole Hope

Write letters or make cards for people in Uganda receiving our Sole Hope donations! Many people in Uganda go without shoes and that leads to some painful health conditions. The recipients of our shoe patterns also love hearing from the people that send them! These letters and cards with be sent with our patterns donation to Uganda. 

Litter Pickup

Though the weather has gotten colder, it's still nice to get outside and get some fresh air. If you go on a walk and want to help the environment, bring a trash bag and a pair of gloves with you. Pick up any trash you find and throw it away in a garbage can when you're back. Any little bit helps! Be sure to recycle if you can and stay safe! 

Fall/Winter Cleaning

It's always a good time to clean up around the house. Spring cleaning doesn't have to stay in spring! Pick a small part of your house and sort through it. If you find articles of clothing, housewares, school supplies, or other items that you don't need but someone else could use, put it to the side. Ask your parents to donate the items to people in need. Helpful tip: Give the items to a organization like your local Food Bank, Homeless Shelter, or Animal Shelter. Many places are looking for specific items that will be very gracious for your donation!

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