A Park Ridge group that allows fathers to go camping and participate in other outdoor and community service projects with their children recently donated $1,500 to The Center of Concern, a Park Ridge not-for-profit that serves the elderly and local families in need.
Scott Richter, federation chief of the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses, recently presented the group's check to John McNabola, executive director of The Center of Concern, at a summer outing attended by a number of local Indian Princesses.
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"We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Park Ridge Indian Scouts Foundation," McNabola said. "We are honored to receive a share of the proceeds from their Christmas tree sales and other work." The Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses hold a Christmas tree sale every year at the Park Ridge Community Center, 1515 W. Touhy (near Touhy Avenue and Western Avenue). Local charities and causes typically receive the proceeds.
Founded in 1978, The Center of Concern offers programs designed to prevent homelessness, friendly visitors for the homebound, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern's Shared Housing Program. Residents are matched with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations.
The Center of Concern's offices are at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, Park Ridge. Its web site is www.centerofconcern.org. Its phone number is 847-823-0453.