Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 - 773-782-2800

Infant Welfare Society Auxiliary  

Celebrating over a century of service and support of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago    

Wheaton Chapter

Organized 1957 

Lynda Given-Lessek

Currently the Chapter has 33 Active Members and 8 other members 

In FY 2017 we
 volunteered 2,500 hours

Special Events
In FY2017 the Chapter raised more 
than $36,000. Events included Luminaria Sales, Golf Outing, Coat collection, Bean Soup Kits, Coat Drive, See Santa Party, Bridge Group, and Dental Goodie Bags,
Arrowhead Dining Fundraiser and Planter's Palette gift certificates. 

Memorial and Honor 
donations totaled $230

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​For further information 
about upcoming events 
or becoming a member 
please contact:

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

Our new Officers for 
L-R: Betsy Bennett, President, Pam Domin, Public Relations Chair, Julia Cziesla, Vice President Social, Lynda Given Lessek, Past President/Advisor, and Debi Zablock, Secretary. Missing: Julie Hickey, Treasurer.

Thanks to our successful “Playing ‘Fore’ the Kids” golf outing and Luminaria sale, generous donors and bridge group support, we were pleased to contribute $30,250 to the Auxiliary for fiscal year 2018, surpassing our goal by more than $10,000. 

A huge thank you to Wheaton’s St. Paul Lutheran Church’s knitting group for making 35 hats, 21 baby toys and 8 blankets, and to the Aurora Chapter of Royal Neighbors for America/Stitching for Comfort, for the 11 fiddle mats, 18 sports-themed bean bags, 121 knitted baby hats and 34 fleece blankets, all lovingly made for the Clinic’s patients.

​At our February meeting we assembled 99 bean soup bags, and at our March meeting we assembled 144 children’s dental kits for the Clinic’s patients. Many thanks to Tammy Cetina, Cathy McLaughlin, Jean Blumthal and Char Connell for organizing these events. In addition, in order to recognize the tremendous support we receive from the Wheaton community, we awarded a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Thank you to Pam Domin for chairing our Scholarship Committee.