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Best beard: Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. See page 17. See face book.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Best beard Award at the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest

Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. Click here to see the video. No Shave November, hair-raising, fundraising: Aurora police members honor winners of their third “No...

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Aurora Junior Woman's Club Santa’s Fun Fest raises funds for children's dental services. Mark Krueger/The Voice

Aurora Junior Woman’s Club Santa’s Fun Fest raises funds for children’s dental services

The Aurora Junior Woman’s Club raises funds for Aurora Children’s Dental Service at the AmVets in Aurora recently. Games, face-painting, crafts, and raffles filled the day. Mark Krueger/The Voice...

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Wilkinson Food Pantry volunteers helpful End of the Year giving presents challenges in light of so many needs. One place to start the process is to look at operation costs. There are several websites that can guide potential donors. A recent article in The Voice reported on a national non-profit...

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Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32 water tanks to provide a clean way to store water which is provided by the government of Guatemala.

Rotarians raise funds to provide clean water in Guatemala

Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32...

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Jeanne Ives speaker at Pearl Harbor day Dec. 10

Jeanne Ives, representative in the Illinois State House in the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon at the Gaslite Manor, Monday, Dec. 10. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Navy League of Aurora Council 247. (The Voice incorrectly listed the date...

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Fundraiser for Starfish Rescue Dec. 9 Starfish Animal Rescue, a Batavia-based no-kill shelter, will hold an annual bake sale, pizza lunch, and gift basket raffle fundraiser from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Riverside Pizza & Pub,102 E. Main Street, St. Charles. The public is invited. Admission is...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Giving Tuesday continues all year, including a special weekend

Whew! The requests for Giving Tuesday filled the E-mail in-box in more than a few corners, no doubt. There are many good causes and the need is great. We should appreciate those who depend on charitable giving to be sustained. The need exceeds one day. First it was Black Friday,...

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Cantigny Park assists Midwest Shelter

Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, awarded a check for $10,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation, presented on Veterans Day, represents net proceeds from the 15th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk November 3. The check amount included cash donations from participating...

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Children’s fundraiser in Yorkville Nov. 30

The second annual toy drive/fundraiser for Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Rosati’s Pizza Pub of Yorkville, 1985 Marketview Drive, Yorkville. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy, to donate to a child...

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DuPage Toys for Tots in Naperville

Members of the Naperville Park District Police invite the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2018 DuPage County Toys for Tots program, presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected at various locations through Sunday, Dec. 16. Toys for Tots accepts only new, unwrapped toys....

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Yorkville Library golf tickets ready

Tickets for the Friends of the Yorkville Public Library’s sixth annual Mini Golf FUN Raiser will be on sale at the library beginning Monday, December 3. Tickets would make a unique stocking-stuffer. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, and admission is $5...

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Christmas Coffee Shoppe fundraiser Dec. 1 Flowing Forth United Methodist Church, 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, will have its first Christmas Coffee Shoppe fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Holiday crafts, a cookie walk and fudge shoppe, handmade crafts, gift baskets, a fudge shoppe, cookie...

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Rotary Club of Aurora volunteers, assisted by Marmion Academy students, take a moment to pose recently while setting up the 2018 Festival of Lights in Phillips Park in Aurora. The display will be visible Friday through December 26. Charlie Zine photo

Setting up the displays for the 2018 Festival of Lights in Aurora’s Phillips Park

Rotary Club of Aurora volunteers, assisted by Marmion Academy students, take a moment to pose recently while setting up the 2018 Festival of Lights in Phillips Park in Aurora. The display will be visible Friday through December 26. Charlie Zine photo...

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Ron Kelso, Board chairman of Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, shares information Monday, at the Rotary Club of Aurora, at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Founded in 1989, Habitat works in partnership with God and individuals of all faiths and races to develop communities for people in need. They have rehabilitated 62 houses through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes with the help of homeowner (partner) families. The homes are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with a loan with below market interest rates. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into funding. Jason Crane/The Voice

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity helping families for almost 30 years

Ron Kelso, Board chairman of Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, shares information Monday, at the Rotary Club of Aurora, at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Founded in 1989, Habitat works in partnership with God and individuals of all faiths and races to develop communities for people in need. They have rehabilitated 62...

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The second annual Aurora Library Foundation gala October 25, 2016 will yield to the fourth annual gala December 1. Ron Langstaff photo

Thankfulness special for support of Aurora Public Library

Miriam Meza –  We give a special thanks to all our customers for the continued support of the Aurora Public Library and Foundation. From the attendance at our events, to the relationships built with us, and the collections that are used, we care about it all. Thanks to our customers...

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Aurora Sixth Ward alderman Michael Saville reads an Aurora City Proclamation at SciTech Wednesday, Nov. 14 for the Cosmopolitan Club World Diabetes Day. November is Diabetes Month. Right, is Russell George, Diabetes Club of Aurora president. Diabetes is a major ongoing cause for the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora. Ann McBride photo

World Diabetes Day proclamation:

Aurora Sixth Ward alderman Michael Saville reads an Aurora City Proclamation at SciTech Wednesday, Nov. 14 for the Cosmopolitan Club World Diabetes Day. November is Diabetes Month. Right, is Russell George, Diabetes Club of Aurora president. Diabetes is a major ongoing cause for the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora. Ann McBride...

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Children’s fundraiser in Yorkville Nov. 30 The second annual toy drive/fundraiser for Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Rosati’s Pizza Pub of Yorkville, 1985 Marketview Drive, Yorkville. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped...

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Guest speaker Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears, drops the ceremonial coin into the Salvation Army of Aurora bucket in the start of the Red Kettle kickoff. McElroy who played for the Bears, was guest speaker. See facebook.com/the voice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears, helps Salvation Army of Aurora with Red Kettle kickoff

Guest speaker Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears and former National Football League player, drops the ceremonial coin into the Salvation Army of Aurora bucket in the start of the Red Kettle kickoff. McElroy who played for the Bears, was a defensive back for six seasons for the Indianapolis Colts,...

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Senior causes compelling in making holiday donations

By Barb Nadeau –  We have entered the holiday giving season, when everyone hopes to receive gifts and every cause and non-profit agency is hoping good will help its organization thrive, or survive. Many senior citizens would rather reduce their holiday giving, and focus on other priorities. We can be...

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