Churches that host clothing giveaways and free meals usually do so on a regular basis and anyone in the community can attend. If you go to Freeport Public Library, check out the community bulletin boards near both entries where you can see flyers for such events. The last time I looked at a library community … Continue reading Care & Share Clothing Giveaway and Hot Lunch
“Don’t curse the darkness – light a candle.” Chinese proverb Hi, this is Rita Hawkins. I write Stephenson County Spotlight which has its 3rd anniversary coming up on April 12th. A reason why I like to help promote Book Nook’s sales is because the sales help fund the Voices domestic violence program. Like many other … Continue reading Voices Book Nook 50% Off Spring Sale 2018
Do you love cats and dogs? If you’re looking for something fun to do for a couple hours next Saturday, March 17th in Freeport, the Friends Forever Humane Society is hosting an open house and wine & cheese fundraiser to benefit the shelter’s cats and dogs. The event will be held at the shelter, 966 … Continue reading Pours-for-Paws Fundraiser @ Friends Forever Humane Society
Do you have unpaid fines at Freeport Public Library? All of February you can pay them with non-perishable food items that will go local food pantries. Read on for details. “February is Food for Fines Month at Freeport Library. For every can of food or non-perishable food item brought in during the month of February, … Continue reading Food for Fines February @ Freeport Public Library
Get ready to read and click to share the information in this post, there’s a lot! Hi, it’s me, Rita. I write this blog, Stephenson County Spotlight. I’d like to note that I don’t work for any of the agencies and organizations that I write about. I just disseminate the information that I find … Continue reading Community Resources
I’m passing along information about a volunteer-staffed organization that helps applicants who live in the community with basic appliances and furniture at no charge. The following information is directly from the web site: Freeport Dream Center: Bridge Ministry The Bridge Ministry is a local outreach provided through the Freeport Dream Center. We exist to serve … Continue reading Freeport Dream Center
I crochet and knit a lot. Earlier this year I asked for yarn donations in a previous blog post, Yarn Donations Wanted. I’d like to thank Kathy Wilken, Tina T. and Nanette for responding to my request. I crochet or knit probably 6 days a week which results in a lot of stuff! One of … Continue reading Your support is appreciated, thank you!