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Happy Helpers Hosting Donations Drive in October

Sep 17, 2015 08:39AM ● By Steven Jack

Happy Helpers completed its first community service project recently at St. John Lutheran's Church and Food Pantry. (Submitted file photo)

Happy Helpers, a nonprofit organization focused on providing volunteer opportunities for kids 5-17 years old, is hosting a Multi-Organization Donations Drive at the Oswego YMCA, 160 E. Washington, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11.

This event is free and open to the public. The donations drive will mostly benefit local causes such as the Kendall County PADS, Oswego Senior Center and the Oswego Fire Department Toys for Tots program.

Offices, businesses and shops are encouraged to collect items for one or more of these organizations at their establishment. Participating groups can drop off their donations at the event on 
Oct. 11 and learn about other community groups like the Oswego Optimist Club and Kiwanis of Oswego, have a chance at winning raffle prizes or sign-up to join Happy Helpers for free.

Arrangements can also be made to pick up the donations before 
Oct. 11 by emailing  

A GoFundMe has been started to cover the costs associated with this event, 100 percent of all remaining proceeds will be donated to these charities.

For additional details or questions, email