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Miss Fannie's Annual Yard Sale
Friday, July 28th & Saturday, July 29th
418 Oak Avenue, Aurora
All proceeds from Miss Fannie's Yard Sale will benefit Mutual Ground.
Items Include: Furniture, Women's Clothing, Women's Shoes, Children's Clothing, Children's Shoes, Household Items, Toys, Books & More! All items will be sold for $20 or less. Cash only. We wil also have free items available! For more information, please visit or contact Tammy Watkins, Volunteer Engagement Specialist, at 630-897-0084 ext.104 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Survivor's Art Show
Art and poetry/stories by survivors of sexual abuse/assault
Mixology Salon Spa
116 W. Main Street, St. Charles
August 11th
Art Show: 5-8pm
Silent Auction: 5-7pm
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10th Annual Walk for Hope
All proceeds from our 10th Annual Walk for Hope, Presented by Paylocity, will support Mutual Ground's mission to provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.

Blackberry Farm
100 S Barnes Rd., Aurora

Saturday October 14

Register to be a fundraiser, join a team, or donate! 
Register Here:

Mutual Ground
Phone: (630) 897-0084
Fax: (630) 897-3536

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Spine Expo - We’ve Got Your Back!
Rush Copley invites you to attend a free spine health event. Join Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, surgeon Thomas McGivney, M.D., and interventional spine medicine specialist, Sachin Bansal, M.D., to learn more about spine care. Dr. McGivney will present, “The future of spine care.” Dr. Bansal will present, “Non-operative care for low back pain.” Light refreshments will be served. Raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 9 to 11:30am 
(Presentations from 9:30 to 11am)
Place: Rush Copley Medical Center 
2000 Ogden Avenue


Need Volunteers!
An Orphan's Prayer is hosting a food packing event at Parkview Christian Academy on September 16. They need 120 volunteers for all three packing sessions to help pack these meals for orphaned children in Haiti. Their goal is to pack 80,000 meals - with that number they are able to feed 70-80 children per day, all year!

To sign up go to:


Anniversary Enzyme Facials for $36.50
(Normally $60)

Valid From: June 29 - July 31

Join me in celebrating 365 DAYS of Harmony Aesthetics with an anniversary special on Enzyme Facials!! Thank you for helping me making it through my first successful year in business. As a token of my appreciation, I am offering all Enzyme Exfoliating Facials in the month of July for just $36.50. Keep on the lookout for a weekly deal, as well.
Book Here:

Located at: 101 East Center Street, Yorkville


Clean out your closet for a cause!
Bring your items to our donation drive on Saturday, July 29th, from 11-1pm. Drop off at A Pinch of Happiness in Oswego. Make a donation and receive 10% off your spice shop purchase.
(see attached for list of what we accept.)
Donations benefit Celebrate Differences.


Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543
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Why Kind Hands Senior Care Homes exist in Yorkville
We exist because we love seniors and respect our elders and believe God would have us care for seniors giving them great care, great food, and great companionship at a great price 30-45% less than institutional care. We exist because senior care is often too expensive with unacceptable ratios of care as high as 1 caregiver to 20 residents so instead we provide 1 caregiver to 4 residents with no long term contracts. We believe in great care for seniors.

Call 630-508-8357 for a tour of either ranch style home in Yorkville.


CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer trained and supported by CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children aged birth to eighteen who have been determined to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system.

CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest.


Celebrate Seniors With Big Band & BBQ
Proceeds go to support programs & services provided by Senior Services Associates.

Senior Services Associates of Kendall County is proud to partner with the United City of Yorkville as hosts of the Thursday night kick-off of Yorkville Home Town Days Festival. Please join us at Beecher Community Park on Thursday, August 31st. Gates open at 5pm and we’ll be serving delicious 5-B’s BBQ dinners starting at 5:30pm. We’ll celebrate seniors with beautiful music provided by Yorkville Big Band at 6:30pm. This event features a BBQ Pork & Chicken dinner and sides for $13 or 2 dinners for $25.  Tickets can be purchased at the City of Yorkville offices, and at Senior Services Associates located at the Beecher Center at 908 Game Farm Road. Ticket holders can carry out their dinners or dine-in under the tent and enjoy great music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle and prizes.  The beer tent will be open, non-alcoholic drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase.

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“Senior Services greatly appreciates the opportunity to partner with the City of Yorkville as the first event of the Home Town Days Festival.  We know the community will come out and enjoy the event while raising funds to support our local seniors,” says Executive Director, Bette Schoenholtz.

Senior Services Associates is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for individuals age 60 and older, the disabled and their caregivers by providing access to the social services they need.  We are dedicated to preserving their independence, promoting mental and physical well-being and protecting their rights and dignity.

If you would like more information about Celebrating Seniors with Big Band & BBQ, please contact the Yorkville Senior Services office at 630-553-5777 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Summer Music Camps
July 31- August 4 9:00am-12:00pm
For pricing and dates, please visit our class online listing here.

Private Music Instruction
Whether you are starting out on an instrument, or wanting private instruction for a band instrument to advance, summer is a GREAT time to take private lessons! Private music instruction is available for beginner to advanced level students ages preschool through adult. Our music program provides private instruction sessions in:
• Piano, Voice, Guitar (classical, acoustic, electric);
• Flute, Percussion, Clarinet, Saxophone;
• Bass Guitar or Harp;
• Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass  
For pricing and teacher listings, visit our online link here.

Providing affordable private instruction to students in the community. Our Lesson Internship Program creates a unique opportunity where students receive quality private instruction from trained interns at a discounted price ($15 for a 30-minute session, $22.50 for a 45-minute session, and $30 for a 60-minute session). Interns have many years of personal private lesson experience on their instrument/area of study, and must receive a recommendation from their instructor to apply for participation in the program. Once accepted, each intern is assigned a Staff Mentor who works personally with the teacher to review materials/repertoire and receive direct training in the pedagogical arts. Interns also must complete 10-15+ hours of lesson observation, and participate in all of our General Private Lesson programs (such as Evaluated Performances, Community Events, and Recitals).


15th Annual Cardboard Boat Race
Save the Date! Saturday, August 19th
Warm sunny weather means we are thinking about more than vacation and backyard barbecues. We are thinking CARDBOARD-and about all of the vessels that will set sail at our 15th annual "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat" Race on August 19!

Once again this year, we will gather with hundreds of community friends on the shores of Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park in Aurora. Together, we will cheer on boats created by businesses, organizations and families-the action promises to be fun and fierce as usual. Is it bad that we don't mind seeing some spectacular sinkings as well?
Click here to REGISTER NOW!
Don't miss out on the fun! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Denise at 630-896-4636 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Save the Date! Fox Valley United Way Topgolf Outing
Sunday, October 8th

Click here to REGISTER NOW:! Don't miss out on the fun!

Golfer (12 years and older) - $75 per person
Child (ages 3 to 11) - $50 per person
Includes 2.5 hours of golf, buffet, dessert and drink ticket.
Spectator - $40 per person
Includes buffet, dessert and drink ticket.

Please join us for an afternoon of food, fun and competition! Whether you're an experienced golfer or new to the game, all skill levels are welcome.
Bring your family, friends or coworkers and create a team of 3 or a bay of 6. Individual golf registration is also available.
All proceeds benefit Fox Valley United Way and help us fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.   

or contact Cathy at 630-896-4636 (x 106) or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Reserve yours today.


About The Dromen Group
The Dromen Group's mission is to increase educational opportunity and provide students with budgeting and financial tools that will help ensure their success after graduation. The Dromen Group will realize its mission by way of hard work, carefully constructing partnerships, and bringing to bear the collective passion of those wishing to implement positive change in the world.

The Dromen Group was formed as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to serve communities by providing educational assistance via free to enter Won My Education scholarship essay contests. The Dromen Group will also sponsor supporting entry fee based Won My Ride and Won My Home automobile and single family home essay contests. The supporting essay contests will provide additional funding for more free to enter Won My Education contests and will greatly improve the lives of each winner.

Joseph Bates
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 1142
Yorkville, IL 60560
(847) 987-3641
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Metaphysically Fit Fest 2017
July 22, 11am-7pm
Bicentennial Riverfront Park, Yorkville
Please visit:
or contact MFF Founder, Tairi Grace at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This year's MFF is hosted by Grace Holistic Center for Education!

Yogi Sponsorship
6 months unlimited yoga membership, one 60 minute massage with Iris massage, $20 gift certificate to Consciously Rooted, 2 tickets to MFF2017 - $480

6pm Community Yoga Every Friday night!

Teachers always rotate so each week you get a different experience and new opportunity to learn! *Community Yoga is always free. We do kindly accept donations for the Kendall County Food Pantry. No one is ever turned away for community yoga.


New Healthy Take-out Lunch Menu - $5.50
Individual grab and go meals available in bulk for office or business catering * Healthy Fresh organic fruits and vegetables * Call or email to place your order *  Need 24 hours notice *  Free delivery on orders of $100 or more. All lunch items served with organic vegetables and fresh fruit: 
Call or email now to place an order!
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Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Champagne Brunch Bottomless Mimosas $19.95
Brunch Buffet Adults $14.95
Brunch Buffet Kids 10 and Under $10
Kids 2 and Under Eat Free
MENU: Scrmabled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Twice Baked Hash Browns, Zucchini Bread French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Beignets with Salted Caramel Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries 
DRINKS: Featuring Colectivo Coffee, Fair Trade, Organic, Juice, Kombucha, Milk, Assorted Teas


Metaphysically Fit Fest 2017
July 22, 11am-7pm
Bicentennial Riverfront Park, Yorkville
Please visit:
or contact MFF Founder, Tairi Grace at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This year's MFF is hosted by Grace Holistic Center for Education!


Religious Education
Registration for Religious Education classes begins July 17. Save $50 by registering before August 18 online at or in person at 406 Walnut Street, Yorkville.

Golf Outing
Join St. Patrick Men’s Club for the 18th Annual Golf Outing & Awards Banquet at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club Sunday, August 20.  First tee is noon in this scramble golf event.  Public invited!  Singles, teams, ladies – all are welcome.  Banquet begins with cash bar at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm at Kennedy Pointe Grill & Pub.   Golf & Dinner:  $100, Golf only:  $75, Dinner only:  $35. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservations.


Perfect Fit Membership Event - Join for FREE when you switch to the Y.
Show proof of current or previous membership* at another workout facility to JOIN FOR FREE. Up to $165 in savings!
With over 70 group exercise classes (Central & West branch), 2 facilities and a pool, the Y is more than just working out, it's a lifestyle. In addition to our fitness classes and facilities, we offer a variety of fitness programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. Plus, we offer an extensive catalog of Youth Fitness classes. Our Wellness Center offers state of the art cardiovascular fitness equipment and tons of free weights and circuit machines. We are also proud to offer a Cycle Studio, complete with Keiser bikes.
Valid June-July
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Youth, HS/College, Adult, Senior and Family
• No contracts!
• Unlimited FREE group exercise classes ranging from Les Mills BodyPump® to Yoga
• Free Water Exercise classes
• Year-round use of our heated, eight-lane indoor pool and full-size gymnasium at Central Branch
• Reduced prices on programs, such as swimming, dance, music, gymnastics, sports, and more!
• Access to 2 facilities!
• Unlimited use of the Fitness Center including state-of-the-art TechnoGym® equipment, free weights and Cybex machines
• MY Y IS EVERY Y! - use of YMCA’s across the state!
• Early Learning Academy Preschool and Child Care Programs
• Activities for the entire family
• 3 FREE guests per year per member at no cost
• Belonging to an organization that cares and gives back to our community.

Visit Central or West Branch to Join
Central Branch - 3875 Eldamain Rd, Plano, IL 60545 (630) 552-4100
West Branch - 707 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL 60548 (815) 786-9998


All Are Welcome
YCUCC is kicking off an exciting program just for middle school students; sixth, seventh and eighth graders.  A program designed just for this age group is coming this month. Contact our Christian Education Director Barb Thurlby by calling the church or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our Vision:  YCUCC is an open and affirming congregation that seeks to meet each child of God - persons from the full diversity of creation including gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical and intellectual ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure-where they are on life’s journey as together we seek to transform all our lives through Christ’s Gospel.

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630-553-7308
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm
Web Page:
Worship and Sunday School: Sundays @ 10am


Join the Yorkville Educational Foundation Today!
The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) is currently accepting applications for several open Board of Director positions.  Founded in 2015, the YEF is a 501 (c)(3) Illinois non-profit organization that seeks to foster partnerships between local businesses, the community and the Yorkville School District to develop new resources for students, teachers, and staff.

New Directors will have the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of YEF for the next few years after its recent successful, inaugural event in April.  In addition, incoming Board members will help to plan fundraising and community events, will be involved in creating and supporting new initiatives, and will be able to serve their community through service to our students.

The Foundation’s ambitious slate of projects for the upcoming year requires a full board.  Skills in law, fundraising, event planning, and project managers are welcome to apply, as well as any individuals who have a passion for impacting the Yorkville CUSD 155 community. If you are interested in applying for the Board of Directors for YEF, please complete the application here:
For additional information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!


Loving Arms offers tuition scholarships for families!

Loving Arms is a non-profit, Christian childcare center located in the Yorkville/Oswego area. Loving Arms receives donations to help families in the Kendall County area pay for tuition costs. Tuition scholarships at Loving Arms are available to all families in need and are not based on the child care assistance program standards in Illinois. We have scholarships available for children of all ages, and have additional funding available for families with children 6 weeks to 36 months of age.

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of child care, please contact Loving Arms to find out about our tuition scholarship program. If you know of someone that is struggling with child care costs, let them know that scholarships are available at Loving Arms.

For questions or inquiries, contact us using the information below:
Loving Arms Childcare Center
7481 Mill Rd, Oswego IL  60543
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Days:  Monday-Friday
Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm


Enrolling Now!
Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year began March 1.  Interested individuals should contact the office at 630-553-7861 or email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville.


Take a class at Waubonsee Community College to gain SHRM PDCs:
What's New with Performance Reviews? Every company has their own view on performance reviews, some companies have even done away with such reviews. However, most companies still have some sort of discussion that happens on a regular basis. This course will cover your expectations of these conversations, the process that controls them and how to achieve the desired outcomes.

* Wednesday, August 9
* Cost: $55
* To learn more or register, visit: (see Customized Training)

Brighter Futures- Resources For Career Transition
Waubonsee Community College offers a variety of resources to district residents looking to make a career transition. In light of recent layoff announcements from several area companies, we thought it an appropriate time to distribute a list of those resources to you so that you can share with relevant constituents and stakeholders.

Re-skill or tune up existing skills with our noncredit short courses and workshops covering topics  like computer software, supervisory training, manufacturing and safety.

Be job-ready in as few as 16 weeks while also earning college credit!

Complete your degree sooner using credits from other colleges or from work experiences.

Find the right career option for you based on your interests, personality and skills.

Fall Career Fair September 22 • Aurora Downtown Campus

Powered by College Central Network — Where job or internship seekers, employers and opportunities connect through online recruiting and exposure

The materials and skills you need to land that perfect job have changed a lot in recent years. Let our Career Development Center get you up to speed on topics like personal branding, social media usage, successful reumé strategies and more. Let us support you during this transition.

Want More Information?
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Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.


Our New Location
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Route 34
Free Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray from 6-7pm
21 piece Yorkville Big Band to 9pm
Admission: Adults $10; Students $5 (under 18)
Table of 8 can be reserved by calling Band Director Rick Falato at 630-465-8543 (Have your next Birthday Party at our Dance)
2017 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website


Please check out the following link for upcoming events, advertising and sponsorship opportunities:


Maker Fun Factory Day Camp
Get geared up for a great summer! Join kids, ages 3 (potty-trained) through entering grade 6, as we learn each morning from July 17 - 21 that God created us and has purpose for us!  As kids go through the "factory," they will also learn that God is FOR them, God is WITH them, and God will always love them. Kids will play exciting games, participate in Bible stories, enjoy yummy snacks, create crafts, have fun with science experiments, and more! It may be the best week of their summer! The adventure starts each day at 9:00am, at New Life Church, and will be done at 12:00pm. Cost is $20 per kid, and you must call 630-553-0200 or come to the church office to register.

New Life Church
3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Kids activities offered during both Sunday worship times (ages 6 weeks – grade 6)
Wednesday Activities (ages 3 years – grade 12): 7:00pm every week


Haven Counseling Hosting 2nd Annual Haven Classic at Blackberry Oaks

Help Tee Up and Make a Difference - Local Non-Profit Raising Funds to Provide No Cost and Low Cost Counseling to Kendall County Residents

Haven Counseling located in Yorkville brings counseling and care to the under-resourced in Kendall County. The local non-profit with offices newly opened at 691 N. Bridge Street is hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Blackberry Oaks July 28. Registration starts at 10am with a shotgun start at 11am. There will be a dinner and silent auction following. Items up for auction includes Cubs memorabilia, Blackhawks tickets, Bulls skybox tickets, electronics, lawn equipment, a Weber grill and many more items. A raffle will also be on hand with many items donated by local and surrounding communities.

Prices for single golfers is $120, a foursome is $450 and includes lunch and dinner. A dinner only option is also available for $50. 

Sponsorships opportunities are also available. Please help Haven have an even greater impact in Kendall County in 2018 with your participation. With your support Haven can continue to make a tangible difference in the health of the local community. To learn more and to register visit or contact Elle Withall at 630-888-4559 for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.


Book It 5K Run

Saturday, September 2
Begins at 8am
Join in for a fun run or walk to support the Yorkville Public Library. The race will be timed by Race Time.
Register Now thru August 31st: $25 (T-shirt included)
Register on Race Day: $35 (T-shirt if available)
Packet Pick-up at Yorkville Public Library: September 1, 10am-5pm
On Site Check-in & Registration: September 2, 7am
Register at:

Community Story Time
The Youth Service Department of the Yorkville Public Library is looking for area businesses to host a story time. If you have an interest, space & availability on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the morning, we would like to have a half hour story time at your place of business. Please contact Marianne Eberhardt or Jennette Weiss @ 630-553-4354 x109 for any further information.


Now Offering Puppy Training Classes
Mid-Day Play is pleased to announce a variety of training classes to help you and your dog build a relationship!  We will be offering:

  • Puppy 101 & 102
  • Beginning Obedience
  • Adolescent Workshop

These classes are being taught by a certified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. A good training foundation is critical when raising a puppy. As a puppy moves into adolescence, it is also important to understand common adolescent behavior.

Our passion here at Mid-Day Play is to help make puppy/dog ownership as fun and exciting as possible!

Call more for information: 815-739-7669
Facebook: Mid-Day Play


Now Hiring:
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.


Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information


Meadowhawk Lodge & Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s Meadowhawk Lodge in Yorkville and Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka provide great venues for celebrations, retreats, and special events.  District facilities can host up to 250 guests.  Our professional staff will help you to plan and host your picture-perfect event in our beautiful forest preserves settings, with affordable venue pricing options.  For more information, contact us at (630) 553-4025, or visit, or to view our rental catalogs and pricing.

Summer Camp
Summertime is fun time at the Kendall County Forest Preserve Districts.  Our Summer Camp offerings at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville, and Ellis Equestrian Center in Minooka provide memorable experiences, lasting memories, and new friends!  Offerings include beginning horseback riding, travel and canoeing camps, and hands-on nature exploration for kids of all ages.  For more information, contact us at (630) 553-4025, or visit or to view our Summer Camp catalog and registration forms.  Camps are filling fast, so register today!


Morris Hospital Seeking Volunteers for Youth Cardiac Screening Program
Morris Hospital is seeking volunteers to assist at the Rhythm of Our Youth cardiac screening programs that will be held at six area high schools this fall.  The purpose of the screening program is to prevent sudden cardiac death in area high school students by identifying those who may have existing cardiac abnormalities.

On the screening days, a team from Morris Hospital provides electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings free of charge to students who have received parental permission to participate. An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and detects certain heart abnormalities that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

Rhythm of Our Youth volunteers assist with check-in, escorting participants to the screening stations, or performing ECGs under the guidance of hospital staff. Volunteers may work full day shifts, 7am-3pm, or half day shifts, 7-11:30am or 11am-3:30pm, and must be 18 years of age or older and pass a background check. Clinical skills aren’t required.

In addition to working the screening days, volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training session from 6-7:30pm at the high school the night before the screening. Volunteers can work a single screening date or multiple screening dates. The screening dates scheduled for this fall are:
• Ottawa Marquette H.S. - Friday, September 1
• Dwight H.S. - Friday, September 22
• Yorkville H.S. – Tuesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 4
• Yorkville H.S. Academy - Wednesday, October 11
• Reed-Custer H.S. - Tuesday, October 31
• Wilmington H.S. - Tuesday, November 14

Sudden cardiac death claims more than 2,000 lives of children and adolescents in the United States each year. Most victims of sudden cardiac death have had underlying heart conditions that could have been detected through a simple ECG. The painless test takes about 3 minutes to complete.

The Rhythm of Our Youth cardiac screening program was made possible with funding provided by generous donors to the Morris Hospital Foundation.
To volunteer at a Rhythm of Our Youth screening, contact Karen Nowosielski, Volunteer Services Manager at Morris Hospital at 815-705-7022, or go to and click on the Volunteers tab to complete a volunteer form. 

Morris Hospital Seeking Patient Transportation Volunteers
Morris Hospital is actively recruiting volunteers to help transport patients throughout Morris Hospital’s service area to their medical appointments. Currently, the Patient Transportation service provides over 17,000 rides annually, with five buses on the road Mondays-Fridays.

Both drivers and drivers’ assistants are needed. Working in pairs, drivers operate the vehicle, while drivers’ assistants help navigate the route. Both drivers and drivers’ assistants work together to safely assist patients on and off the handicap accessible bus.

Patient Transportation volunteers must be 21 or older, and drivers must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.  A CDL driver’s license is not required.

Patient Transportation volunteer shifts are typically 4-6 hours.  While it is preferred that volunteers work one shift per week, the frequency of volunteering can be adjusted according to the volunteer’s schedule.

“The volunteers with our Patient Transportation service get so much from volunteering,” says Tina Carter, Manager of Patient Transportation at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “In addition to making new friends and meeting great people, volunteering helps them stay active and gives meaning and purpose to their lives. Many of them tell me that their day is better when they help somebody.”

In addition to attending new volunteer orientation, all Patient Transportation volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. In appreciation of their service, Morris Hospital provides volunteers complimentary flu shots, participation in Morris Hospital fitness classes, meals in the hospital on the day of service, and recognition for service hours.
For more information on volunteering, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7022.


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