Naperville Area News

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10/27/2016 General
Annual Rotary Sunrise Winter Clothing Drive Begins!

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise announces the start of its annual coat drive to benefit those in need of warm winter clothing.  Rotary volunteers are placing boxes in the community to receive donations of coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens. All sizes, infant through adult, are accepted, although the need is great for men’s and women’s size XL, 2XL and 3XL.

Benefitting organizations for the 2016 Winter Clothing Drive are Hesed House, Sharing Connections, and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, three local organizations that serve those in need. 

The mission of Rotary is “Service Above Self”, and we are proud to be a partner with Hesed House, Sharing Connections, and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in delivering warm clothing to those in our area who are in need in the upcoming winter season.  “On behalf of the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, I want to thank the community for its continued generosity in supporting our annual Winter Clothing Drive. Every winter, more and more people receive the gift of warmth and security to get them through our brutal winters”, said Barbara Yokom, Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise President. 

As the need grows, the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise continues to attract new collection partners. This year, in collaboration with the Downtown Naperville Alliance, select downtown businesses will place collection boxes on Friday, November 4 through Monday, December 12th.  By partnering with Sunrise Rotary, the Downtown Naperville Alliance makes it easy for residents to donate slightly used winter clothing while downtown shopping for the holidays. For a list of Downtown Naperville Alliance businesses participating by placing collection boxes, visit

Over 40 collection boxes have been placed in the community. The following businesses and community offices are participating as drop off locations:

  • Fair Oaks Ford
  • Downtown Naperville Alliance

  • Casey’s Fine Foods
  • Dr. Joe Haselhorst
  • Fry YMCA
  • Kroehler YMCA, Washington Street
  • Russell’s Dry Cleaners
  • Naperville Park District
  • Dr. Thomas DeLacey, DDS
  • Naperville School District 203
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Naper Grove Vision Care
  • Newman Architecture
  • Wells Fargo Advisors- Ron Carter
  • Mid-America Real Estate
  • Ellman’s Music Center
  • Nania Energy
  • NMFN Offices
  • Anderson’s Book Store
  • Naperville Clinical Associates

Additionally, the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise thanks Prager Moving and Storage for donating the collection boxes and Fair Oaks Ford for serving as the central drop off location for all the donated clothing.

As you prepare for the winter months, please give consideration to donating warm clothing that you will no longer use to the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise Winter Clothing Drive. For further information, please visit

For collection boxes,  contact Jeanette Oakeshott at 630 730 2808. 

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