Foster parents and clients shopped for free at One Hope United’s 14th annual Garage Giveaway

LAKE VILLA, Ill. (July 14, 2010) – On Wednesday, July 7, children and parents waited patiently for One Hope United to open the doors to its 14th annual “Garage Giveaway” in Lake Villa, which invites clients and foster parents to “shop” for free.

Each year, the giveaway lends a helping hand to clients who are a part of the programs at One Hope United. The Wings program, for example helps young mothers adjust to the responsibilities of parenthood. Moms and moms-to-be are welcomed to rummage through and take anything they need at the annual “Garage Giveaway.”

One family commuted all the way from the South Side of Chicago on the Metra to attend the free shopping event. They said they were thrilled to take home children’s books, baby clothes, shoes and even a walker for their grandmother. After shopping, they took their much needed items back home on the train.

Donations are collected throughout the year from volunteers, staff and members of the community. Children’s items are especially needed. This year, One Hope United offered strollers, a crib, a car seat, toys and a plethora of children’s books and clothing to clients, who may not be able to afford these items. For more information in becoming involved with One Hope United, contact Marilee LaMattina, 847.245.6553.

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