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Posted on: October 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Give Where You Live – Deerfield: Participate in a Day of Service for Veterans Day

The Village of Deerfield and the American Legion Deerfield Post 738 invites everyone to participate in the Give Where You Live – Deerfield service campaign to make a difference in the lives of area veterans. Spearheaded by Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal, Give Where You Live – Deerfield is collecting donations now through Veterans Day, November 11, when volunteers will come together to make no-sew fleece blankets, assemble care packages and write letters of thanks and encouragement to veteran. The event will be held at the Deerfield Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, from noon to 3 p.m.

Everyone can help, starting now, by donating:

• Non-perishable food
• Clothing, small appliances and household items
• Sweat suits, socks and underwear
• Toiletries
• Gift cards to popular chain restaurants, such as McDonalds, Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts
• Monetary donations

These donations are earmarked for the following organizations: West Deerfield Township Food Pantry for local Veterans, Midwest Veteran’s Closet (where Veterans can shop for free) in North Chicago, VA Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, and COOL Ministries. Items can be delivered to the Deerfield Police Department, 850 Waukegan Road, prior to Veterans Day, or to the Village Hall on Veterans Day.

Then, join Mayor Rosenthal on Veterans Day at Village Hall from noon to 3 p.m. for service activities suitable for all ages.

Contact Mary Anne Glowacz, Communications Director PD Deerfield, for more information at 847-794-7501 or

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