As part of our Building for Lasting Impact Campaign, the community has been invited to purchase a figurative Building Block to be displayed in our new building on the Wall of Lasting Impact. Over the past few months, we have been touched by the outpouring of support. It has also been inspiring to see the thoughtful and creative way some donors choose to honor friends, neighbors, and loved ones.
Recently we received a building block donation in the name of Rossmere Court. A close group of neighbors went together to purchase a block honoring the name of their street and the memories they’ve shared over the years.
In a lovely testament to friendship and kindred spirits, a donor purchased a building block in honor of a close friend. Her friend, unaware, also made a building block donation simultaneously in honor of her friend.
Committed to the cause they care deeply about (ending hunger and transforming lives), a group of volunteers went together to purchase a block under the title of “Those Saturday People” – proudly displaying their dedication to volunteering at Loaves & Fishes on Saturday mornings.
We have also received beautiful tributes in memory of loved ones. The Metea Valley Key Club, along with the help of Naperville Kiwanis Club, recently purchased a building block in memory of their late teacher, mentor, and longtime Loaves & Fishes volunteer, Hal Spinka. Donors are also honoring beloved furry family members, in the case of rescued husky, “Nikka the wonder dog,” who loved to “tell stories” from her days running the Iditarod.
We are truly honored to share in these special tributes and look forward to seeing the many stories represented for years to come on our Wall of Lasting Impact. For more information on how you can participate, visit Building for Lasting Impact.
Pictured below are members from Metea Valley Key Club, and Naperville Kiwanis making a building blocks donation at our new building, 580 Exchange.