At the August meeting, members of the Donor Club of Elgin gathered a carload of food essentials, paper products and diapers for the near empty shelves at All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry, located in First Congregational Church of Elgin.
Monies given to charities, such as the food pantry, are made at the annual Book Review and Tea at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin.
This year marks Barbara Rinella's 25th year of giving book reviews for the Donor Club. This year's selection is "Cleopatra" by Stacy Staiff.
Tickets are $15 each and will be available from members or by calling Donna at (847) 695-2443. Limited tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tea, coffee and cookies will be served. There will homemade cookies and breads for sale, as well as gently used books. A basket raffle will also be held. All proceeds will be given to help women and children in need in the Fox Valley.
The Donor Club is the founder of the Elgin Daycare Center (97 percent on subsistence), and annually gives to the Well Child Center, Larkin Home, Community Crisis Center, PADS of Elgin, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice's Herbie's Friends program, Interfaith Food Pantry and the Elgin Community College Nursing Scholarship program.