On Nov. 15, the Crest Hill Lions Club presented the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center with more than 120 fleece tie blankets.
Members had the idea after seeing several social media posts requesting the blankets be donated to give to the children helped by the Advocacy Center.
While the Crest Hill Lions organized, funded and made blankets themselves, the project was not possible without community support.
From the employees at the Joliet JoAnn Fabric store spending four hours cutting bolts of fleece to size, to the Creative Friends of Carillon Lakes, the Student Council seniors at Joliet Catholic Academy, members of Crossroads Christian Church in Joliet and Girl Scout Troops 71045 and 75227 in Plainfield, to friends and family of Lion members, there were several people other than Crest Hill Lion members who cut and tied the blankets.
The Crest Hill Lions Club was founded in 1962 and operates under the international motto “We Serve.”
While Crest Hill supports the international platform of caring for those visually and hearing impaired, a large percentage of monies raised by the club stays directly in the city of Crest Hill and in Will County.
Many donations have been made to the local grade schools and high schools, youth sports, scholarships and other nonprofit organizations.