Archives for June 2012

Update on Wishlist #2 – Sarah and Londynne

We just caught up with Sarah and Londynne, who we met through the Common Pantry, almost a year ago.  Sarah recently returned to the pantry to donate back 3 huge bags of Londynne’s gently used baby clothing and supplies to help another family.  Thank you Sarah!  We are so touched by your gesture and are so glad to hear that you and Londynne are doing well. Londynne could seriously not be more adorable!  Update from Sarah below:

Hi Amy!  You’re welcome! I am so glad that another family can use the donations! Londynne and I are doing great she will be 1 year old on July 11th. She is crawling now almost walking, and she is really advanced in her daycare, she dances, and talks a lot and loves to read and be read to. She has eight teeth and is just overall happy, which makes me happy. She isn’t to fond of wearing shoes though, haha. I am doing good still working at my job, and I plan on taking one class this fall to proceed with my schooling. Of course just taking one day at a time, and spending as much time as possible with Londynne. We got to go swimming a couple weeks ago she loved it. Nice hearing from you and thank you again for all of your help!!!


Wishlist #24 – Thank you Newcomers and Neighbors of Oak Park and River Forest!

Last month, the Newcomers and Neighbors of Oak Park and River Forest held a drive to collect items for Shunyce and her daughter Janelle.  Shunyce is a member of the YWCA’s Young Parents Program, where she attents bi-weekly parenting classes.  She attends college full time, currently in a general studies program, but has dreams of becoming a photographer and maintaining her own studio. While Shunyce is working hard to create a different life for her family, she is having a difficult time buying all of the necessities for her daughter (diapers, wipes, formula, food) on an income of $300 a month.  Needless to say, this leaves very little for herself.

The Newcomers and Neighbors went above and beyond and fulfilled EVERY item and then some on Shunyce’s ‘wish’ list – it was incredible!  We were so lucky to be there to see Shunyce receive what the group had collected on her behalf.  A very big thank you to all the generous donors who made this possible, and  a special thank you to Michelle Moore.  We are certain you have helped to make life a little bit easier for this family.



Best of Bump Club and Beyond®

We are SO EXCITED to be attending the Best of Bump Club and Beyond on Sunday at the Peggy Notebaert Museum.  It is an ENTIRE day filled with education and information for moms and moms-to-be.  They are inviting the best baby brands in the industry to join them with their products and expertise to talk one on one with YOU!  We are so honored to be a part of another fabulous Bump Club and Beyond event!  If you’re there, please stop by our table to say hello!