Celebrate the summer at the Moraine* Dems FREE Summer Membership

Party with our Party

There will be plenty of food, friends, and fun! Join Juliana Stratton, candidate for Lt. Governor and JB’s running mate, State Senator Julie Morrison, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Hon. Lauren Beth Gash, Hon. Alyssa Knobel, Hon. Karen May, and many others.

Sunday, August 5th
4 – 6 pm

At the Home of Hon. Cynthia Wolfson
471 Lakeside Place
Highland Park, IL

* Moraine Township includes most of Highland Park, all of Highwood and parts of Lake Forest and Deerfield but all Democratic friends are welcome.

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The Moraine Township Food Pantry Needs Our Help!

WE HAVE OUR OCCUPANCY PERMIT FOR OUR NEW FOOD PANTRY AT 800 CENTRAL AVENUE HIGHLAND PARK – AND NEED HELP MOVING THE FOOD!!!

DESPERATELY NEED TRUCKS IF ANYONE CAN HELP DRIVE FOOD ACROSS THE STREET!

Please let us know any / all times you are available to help move, sort and shelve food from Saturday June 23 through Sunday July 1 (or earlier, if we get it done sooner)

HELP NEEDED FOR MOVE – AGES 12 AND UP:

  • box and carry food up the stairs here at 777 Central and load it into cars / trucks
  • unload food at 800 Central Avenue
  • check expiration dates and sort food at 800 Central
  • shelve food at 800 Central

CAN’T HELP WITH THE MOVE – NO PROBLEM:

Because of the need to keep the shelves constantly filled, and because we will open the pantry three days a week instead of two, we will need a lot more volunteers! Please fill out the attached volunteer application and stop in to see if our needs match your interest and schedule.

We need folks who will sign up for shifts weekly, bi-weekly, or agree to sub when volunteers are sick or on vacation. REGULAR VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AGE 12 OR OLDER.

We are so fortunate to live in a community of people who care about and help their neighbors who may be struggling.

ONGOING HELP NEEDED – AGES 12 AND UP FOR REGULAR SHIFTS:

  • Produce sortersMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings
  • Shelf-stable food sorters – checking expiration dates and sorting by type of food –
  • Shelvers – re-stocking shelves – with the Pantry open three days, we will need lots more shelvers
  • Cleaning up after Pantry day – admittedly the most unglamorous of all the tasks offered for your consideration, but sooooooooo necessary
  • Produce buyers once a week – we’re covered for now but would love a bench
  • Store Donation pick-up – we pick up at five stores eight times a week and always need people who will help every week, every other week, or are on call for subbing if a regular is sick or on vacation. The stores will take away our days if we don’t pick up or refuse all the food offered.
  • Unloading NIFB pallets delivered the first Wednesday of each month

Moraine Township Paratransit Program Receives Grant from Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park

Daily transportation to the doctor, grocery store, and work remains available and affordable for Moraine Township senior and disabled residents thanks to the continued generous support of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park.

“The generous support of the Healthcare Foundation has made it possible for us to keep our ride cost fixed for years and help Township seniors living on a fixed income get to medical appointments and quality-of-life errands such as grocery stores and beauty salons,” reported Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.

The Township operates two vans daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm to take residents door-to-door up to 15 miles from the Township border.

“Medical trips are a priority, including taking residents to dialysis appointments, post-surgery or post-injury rehab. Township seniors and disabled residents are also invited to use our vans for quality-of-life trips, enabling our seniors to age in place and continue to make meaningful contributions to our community, and making it possible for disabled residents to work or volunteer,” commented Trustee Amy Zisook, Township Transportation Liaison.

Because of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park’s support, the Township can keep fares affordable for income-qualified residents, while caregivers ride free. Revenues from user fees offset less than 10% of program costs.

“Our Township is richer when residents who can no longer drive have access to transportation and remain active participants in the community,” notes Trustee Cindy Wolfson, the Township senior services liaison.

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has an all-volunteer board that is led by Jim Styer, who is Highland Park’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.

Call 847-432-3000 to schedule a ride

For further information email super@morainetownship.org.


Moraine Township Democratic Slate Victorious in April 4, 2017 Election

Moraine Township Democrats were happy to support the successful election of the Democratic slate “Team Moraine” in the April 4th municipal elections. Overall, the slate received 75% of the total vote.

We congratulate and welcome the continued services of the following: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor: Gail Feiger Brown, Township Clerk: Cynthia Plouche, Assessor and Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson, Amy Zisook, Trustees. In addition, we welcome Pablo Alvarez, Trustee in his first term.

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