In March, the Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses Federation board will allocate the tree sale proceeds to benefit local charities and community organizations. Members must provide their nominations to their Tribal Chiefs by January 31st. The nominations will be discussed at the February board meeting and chosen at the March board meeting.
This year we would like to spotlight where some of our past donations have gone to show the impact that the tree sale has in Park Ridge and the surrounding communities. We will start with the Center of Concern who the Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses has partnered with for many years on a number of charitable endeavors. Our connection with the organization starts with John McNabola who is the Executive Director of Center of Concern. John McNabola and his family have been involved with the PR Wilderness Princesses for many years and we are proud to count the McNabola family among our members.
The Center of Concern is a non-profit organization that offers services and solutions to seniors and the disabled to help them live safely and independently with dignity. Their programs emphasize housing and support services. The impact that the Center of Concern has on people’s lives is significant. Some of the wonderful services the the Center of Concern provides include:
- In Home Support
- Telephone Reassurance
- Friendly Visiting
- Chore Assistance
- Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
- Inter-generational Programs
- Employment Counseling
- Financial Counseling
- Legal Counseling
- Medicare and Senior Health Insurance Program
- Income Tax Assistance
- Blood Pressure and Sugar Testing
- General Housing Assistance
- Homelessness Prevention
- Home Share
We would like to welcome members to visit the Center of Concern’s website to explore how to get involved. The organization will be hosting its annual Blarney Bash fund raiser this March which will be a fun event and a great way to get to know the Center of Concern. You may also contact the Center for Concern directly at 847-823-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses are a proud supporter of the Center of Concern.