Park Forest Rotary Club Collecting Winter Clothing Items to Distribute to Homeless Veterans at November Stand Down Day

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—August 30, 2012.  Stand Down Day is a time when homeless veterans from the Chicago land area will have access to comprehensive social and medical services that help to prepare them for the harsh winters of Chicago.  The veterans will also be treated to a hot meal from Robinson’s Ribs.

Rotary Clubs have joined together with the Hines and Jesse Brown Medical Centers, several Chicago area veterans groups and community organizations to collect coats, hats, and gloves for distribution to our veterans at this annual event.  The organizing partners of Stand Down Day are expecting more than 850 veterans to attend this year’s event.

The Park Forest Rotary Club will be collecting coats, hats and gloves in good condition to provide to the veterans.  Donated items can be dropped off at:

  • Village Manager’s Office, 2nd floor of Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, or
  • Tower Cleaners, 230 Forest Boulevard, in DownTown Park Forest.

Donations should be made by November 5.

In addition, volunteers are needed to help at the Stand Down Day event.  If you would like to volunteer, please call Tom Mick, at 708-748-1129.