Infant Welfare Society Auxiliary
Celebrating over a century of service and support of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
The children created lovely, one-of-a-kind birdhouses as well as bracelets and flower crowns. Mothers of Junior Board members also contributed their time and talent. They made fleece blankets for infants at the Clinic, and their daughters delivered them to the appreciative staff in Child Development and Support Services. Milagros Fernandez, CDSS Director, says the Clinic’s new moms are thrilled with them.
The Lake Forest Chapter’s Junior Board comprises about a dozen middle to high school-aged girls who visit the Clinic a few times each year to do projects with the children. It’s been described as a win/win experience: the kids at the Clinic enjoy the interaction, whether they are doing crafts, going a field trip or (what else?). As for the Junior Board members, they tell us it’s a fun and rewarding experience for them as well. They are learning firsthand the importance of volunteerism from their mothers who are members of the Lake Forest Chapter.
The Auxiliary is glad that this time, it was “for the birds” and for the enjoyment and entertainment of the kids, of course! We congratulate them on another successful project. We are quite sure the birds appreciate their efforts as well.
This young patient proudly displays the flower crown and birdhouse she created with Ellie Winebrenner.
Building a beautiful birdhouse requires a lot of concentration.