December 2021: Holiday Outreach

We have an exciting update around Holiday Outreach to share! 🎄 We have been working through the local social workers at each local school to assess the needs that we can support when it comes to families in need of holiday help. This week we are delivering gift card donations to D46, D47, and D155 for families in need. Our Holiday Outreach giving program total is $12,000! Wow! You made that happen by all the ways that you support Service League! Thank you thank you!! What a difference this will make for so many families! ❤️ Thank you for your generosity!!

December 2021: Holiday Outreach

November 2021: CL Central HS AVID Program

Once again our hearts are full. ❤️ These kids are something special. This picture is of the students from the AVID program at Crystal Lake Central High School. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a college readiness class designed to accelerate learning in order to reach your full potential and realize your college and career dreams. This group recently researched local non-profit organizations that they wanted to make a donation towards in order to support the missions of those organizations. They selected two and then began the process of fundraising for their donation. Part of the research project required that they pitched the idea to local supporters in order to raise seed money. These students made an incredibly eloquent presentation to some of our Service League of Crystal Lake members and we were blown away by their maturity and presentation ability. They especially focused on how they view service as an integral part of being a good community member. It was awesome to watch and hear! These AVID students will use the funds donated by Service League to fund their project of selling candy grams at school in order to raise more money for these worthy organizations. Service League is proud to support the AVID program and to help fund this philanthropic project! Thank you Crystal Lake for helping to support these kids!

November 2021: CL Central HS AVID Program

November 2021: Inaugural Service League Legacy Scholarship

So thankful for this human right here. If you know her then you can count yourself lucky and in good company. 🥰 She’s kind, she’s smart, she’s funny and she’s inspired so many of us with her example of giving and service. We are thrilled to honor Ellen Ebann as the first “Service League Legacy Scholarship” honoree. This $10,000 scholarship in her name will be awarded to one deserving Crystal Lake high school student as they embark on their college journey. Please join us in thanking Ellen for her wisdom, kindness, and her dedication to service as she has served as a Crystal Lake Service League member since 1979! She’s a true gem of this community and we are grateful to say that she’s ours! ❤️

November 2021: Inaugural Service League Legacy Scholarship

Hang with Mickey at the Farmers Market!

Stop by the Farmer's Market at the Dole Mansion on Sundays through September from 10 AM to 2 PM to visit with Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse is helping Service League volunteers at the Farmer's Market.

Shelley Duncan and Lynn Reckamp of the Service League with Mickey Mouse volunteering at the Dole Mansion Farmer's Market

Featured Donation: December 2018

Service League Crystal Lake Members

Mrs. Heidi Shade, West parent and Service League Volunteer, provides donation to a family in need at West Elementary School in Crystal Lake

"We are so grateful to the Service League of Crystal Lake, who donated a $150 gift card to Wal-Mart to one of our West families to help with expenses this holiday season. They very generously made the same donation to each of our eight D47 elementary schools as well as a donation to a Prairie Grove Elementary School (D46) family."

The Service League of Crystal Lake is an organization of forty-five women volunteers devoted to helping Crystal Lake residents. They strive to provide necessities to those families who need them most in our community through outreach efforts and scholarships for local high school students.

Emilio Troioanello Fund

Ryanne Anderson is a recent recipient of a grant from this special fund so she may attend Summer Intensive classes with the Houston Ballet. Ryanne has been studying classical ballet for 13 years. She is pictured with her Pilates Coach and Alice Zich from the Service League.

Ryanne Anderson - Emilio Troioanello Fund

25 Years of Service

Karen Wallen, Ellen Ebann and Charlotte Shade, with their new silver name tags celebrating over 25 years of Service.

25 Years of Service

Shade Family Foundation

The Shade Family Foundation presented a donation of $25,000 to be given over the next five years to the Service League. This donation is in honor of Charlotte Shade’s 25 years as a member of the Service League.

Shade Family