We’re incredibly fortunate to have such strong support from our community through individual donations, support of businesses and clubs, the LaSalle County Mental Health Board funded by your tax dollars, grants we’re able to obtain and the Streator Area United Way. It all makes a big difference in what we’re able to do!
On April 26, a big crew of employees from Exelon volunteered their time at the new house on Illinois Street. They tore out the bathrooms, walls, floor covering, drop ceiling, capped all the electric, tire out plumbing, landscaped and more. We were shocked when we realized they had done so much demolition inside yet somehow left it cleaner than they found it. Exelon also donated plants, mulch, and a roll off dumpster.
The house is a donation from Wells Fargo, along with $7,500 towards renovation. The Dunham Fund donated $20,000 as well. Established by John C. Dunham in 1996, funded in 2007 in accordance with the provisions of Mr. Dunham’s trust and nurtured during the intervening years by Mr. Dunham and a board of personally appointed advisors, the Dunham Fund honors Mr. Dunham’s life and philanthropy through grants to organizations that have the vision and programs to help fulfill Mr. Dunham’s dream of “making the world a more comfortable, safer place for mankind to live and prosper.”
Senator Rezin sent by a certificate of the IL Senate Recognition of SU’s 50th Anniversary. Thank you for thinking of us in the midst of a very busy session, Senator!
Our party turned out great–450 people in attendance. People said they really enjoyed it and were virtually all surprised to see just how many different things go on at SU.
SU could never have made it 50 years without the support of all of our friends and the Streator Community. Thank you all. Here’s to the next 50!!
Please come to our 50th Anniversary Party Thursday, May 7, between 4-7 pm. We’ll have incredible door prizes, giveaways, food and drink and the Streator High School Jazz Band. It will be a really fun time.
Exelon Employees gave us a Volunteer Day at the Illinois Street House on Saturday. They were absolutely incredible–prepared, hardworking, good-natured, organized. They got more done than we could have dreamed, despite the chilly rain for the yard crew. We should have some “during” photos soon, but here are some “after” photos.
This is our 50th year of providing services in the Streator community. We are having a party on Thursday, May 7 from 4-7 pm. Please join us for champagne, soft drinks, horderves, the Streator High School Jazz Band, giveaways and fabulous door prizes. Let’s all celebrate the people who got SU this far, the community that has and continues to support us, and the lives made better by our efforts.
You can support SU by registering your Kroger Card here. Much like Amazon Smile, small donations of the money you spend at Kroger will go to SU. Easy as pie, whether you purchase the ingredients, a deli pie or frozen.
We got our first donation – $56 – through the Thrivent Chioce Program. If you are a member, please check out the program and see an easy way to support SU.
The holiday season is over and here comes the new year. It will be an interesting one with a new governor and Illinois’ budgetary challenges. We don’t have a sense of what will happen yet…could be funding cuts, more payment delays, new revenue for the state, etc. We’re keeping an ear out so we can plan as best we can and working on educating our new governor and the new representatives and senators on the importance of what we do.
Work slows down a little this time of year as businesses with whom we contract have days off and employees taking time off and needing product in their own warehouse for inventory. We’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to do some painting, waxing and buffing, cleaning, and dragging out the old Richard Simmons videos. Things are picking back up now though. We have a shredding job in Coal City today as well as more shredding in-house.
We’re gradually preparing for our big SU 50th anniversary party from 4-7 pm on Thursday, May 7. We want a big turnout, so please save the date and encourage your coworkers, friends and families to come. We’ll have soft drinks and adult beverages, tasty food, cool door prizes, the jazz band and more! If they don’t know anything about SU, that’s fine too…just tell them free eats and drinks and music. We absolutely love people to see what we do–often they will have a helpful idea then and there or sometime down the road.
We wish a happy and healthy new year to you all and thank you for all the support you have given us over recent years and over the last 50.