Chiefs for Ukraine | LCFS-360 Youth Services

Downtown Naperville Chiefs for Ukraine

On Tuesday, April 12, several Downtown Naperville restaurants and food stores will unite to help provide relief to Ukrainian refugees. Bev’s, Empire Burgers & Brew, Hizemans and The Lantern are just some of the restaurants that will donate 25% of their profits that day to support World Central Cuisine. The non-profit organization serves hot, nutritious meals at border crossings and in Ukraine itself to help those affected by the Russian invasion. Some specialty candy stores like Ben & Jerry’s, Cinnaholic and Naper Nuts & Sweets also participate in fundraising. The idea for the #DowntownNapervilleChefsforUkraine effort came from SixtyFour Wine Bar owner Loren Beadle. The complete list of participating restaurants is available on the downtown Naperville website. Pick-up and take-out orders will apply to efforts.

LCFS/360 Youth Services

Illinois Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS) will bring 360 Youth Services under its organizational aegis. LCFS will provide administrative support and governance to 360 Youth Services, which will continue to operate as a separate nonprofit organization. The groups said the twinning will contribute to their similar missions, to offer prevention, counseling and housing services to families and children to help them overcome life’s challenges. The two groups combined serve more than 5,600 young people and their families in this region.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

the Naperville Police Department reminds the public toDrop it and drivein light of April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NPD is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and other law enforcement agencies for the campaign. There will be more patrols this month, keeping an eye out for those texting while driving, talking on the phone or participating in other distracted driving activities.

Happy Easter

There are still a few time slots available for Naperville Junior Girls Club Happy Easter Event. The annual egg stravaganza takes place in Safety Town this Saturday, April 9. Families can come walk the bunny trail, get a goody bag with eggs, go on an I SPY adventure, visit vendors, and take a photo with the Easter Bunny himself! The cost is $15 per family. Guests are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Loaves and Fishes Community Services. Recording of timed entries is available via the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club website.

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