Volunteers make Christmas special at Elgin's Marklund Wasmond Center

 
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Posted12/23/2017 5:54 PM
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  • Jacquelyn Fonger, left, wins a giant stuffed animal during a Christmas gift-opening event at the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. Julie Currao, center, and Lisa Esposito, right, of Marklund, share in the excitement.

      Jacquelyn Fonger, left, wins a giant stuffed animal during a Christmas gift-opening event at the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. Julie Currao, center, and Lisa Esposito, right, of Marklund, share in the excitement. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Esposito holds a giant stuffed animal which was donated during a Christmas party for residents of the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin.

      Lisa Esposito holds a giant stuffed animal which was donated during a Christmas party for residents of the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteers, including Julie Novak, left, and her daughter Ava Novak, 14, of St. Charles, assist Symon U., a resident at the Marklund Wasmond Center, during a Christmas gift-opening event in Elgin.

      Volunteers, including Julie Novak, left, and her daughter Ava Novak, 14, of St. Charles, assist Symon U., a resident at the Marklund Wasmond Center, during a Christmas gift-opening event in Elgin. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Recreational Therapist Brittany Maertzig shows Nathan R. one of his Christmas presents at the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin.

      Recreational Therapist Brittany Maertzig shows Nathan R. one of his Christmas presents at the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Volunteers were on hand Saturday to help residents of the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin open Christmas presents.

Volunteers also labeled gifts and helped with the cleanup after the event.

Marklund offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To learn more about volunteering, contact Lisa Esposito at lesposito@marklund.org, or (630) 397-5661.

With three residential locations -- Marklund at Mill Creek in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin -- it is home to nearly 174 clients.

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