14 April Blue Island, Illinois - November 2019 April 14, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Illinois 0 Blue Island Eagles #1332 hosted a Paint and Sip event, and was able to raise $856. They divided the total donations between ten different charities. From the November 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Blue Island, Illinois - August 2019 Blue Island Auxiliary #1332 filled 200 draw-string backpacks with various school supplies, and distributed them to kids of all ages. Blue Island, Illinois - November 2018 Blue Island Auxiliary #1332 donated Kleenex and bleach wipes to their local middle school to help with the cold and flu season. Blue Island, Illinois - April 2017 Blue Island Eagles #1332 recently held a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event for area children. Carbondale, Illinois - May 2019 Illinois State Aerie President Ray Richards, and Carbondale Aerie #2569 presented a $5,000 state charity check to Sam Kuhnert, CEO and co-founder on behalf of the NubAbility® Athletics Foundation at the Southern Zone Conference held at Granite City Aerie #1126. The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports and is based in DuQuoin, Illinois. Clinton, Illinois - May 2019 The Lone Elm Eagles #593 raised a self-record-breaking amount of $30,000 this year to support the Clinton, Kenney, and Wapella Fire Departments. Peru, Illinois - August 2019 The Illini Aerie #2688 partnered with their local Police department to host a bike safety rodeo for kids. During the event, the police officers conducted a safety talk about proper road rules and signals, and they made sure that the kids bikes had enough air in the tires , helped adjust seat heights, and showed the children how to properly wear a helmet. After the training, the kids got to run through an obstacle course so they could practice what they just learned. After completing the course, each child received a snack bag and goodies from the police department and a certificate with their name on it for completing the course. The Illini Aerie 2688 hopes to make this an annual event. The Aerie gave away 6 helmets that were donated by the local Police Association. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.