Maldonado Lends Helping Hand to Needy Moms
"We have much to be thankful for in this season, but some of our neighbors need help. Our office is helping needy moms get through the winter with two upcoming events," explained Roberto Maldonado, Alderman of the 26th Ward.
Turkey Give Away - Monday, Nov. 25th
Through the generosity of Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough at Riot Fest Partners, Alderman Maldonado's office gave away 500 turkeys to needy moms on Monday, Nov. 25th, at the ward office at 2511 W. Division Street. This is the largest number of turkeys distributed in the five years Maldonado has held this event.
Pictures from the Turkey Give Away created with flickr slideshow.
Winter Coat Drive for La Posada's Homeless Families
La Posada, located in the 26th Ward, has been working with homeless families since 1989. The program strives to assist families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing.
"I recently visited La Posada and saw with my own eyes how they were getting families back on their feet," explained Maldonado. "This winter coat drive is a way for 26th residents, my wife, and me to be the caring neighbors I know we all are."
Maldonado is asking residents to donate any used women's and children's coats, hats, mittens, and boots to the ward office at 2511 W. Division Street by Wednesday, Nov. 27th. The ward office is open Saturdays, 9am-1pm.
MEET WITH THE ALDERMAN EVERY MONDAY NITE
3PM to 6pm at 2511 W. Division Street.
No appointment is necessary; walkins are welcome.