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 26 Active Members and 7 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, Make a Difference Day, Coat collection, Bean Soup Kits, Coat Drive, See Santa Party, Bridge Group, Dental Goodie Bags, Arrowhead Dining Fundraisers, 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

​L-R:   Rosanne Merrill and Char Connell creating Mulligans for the big day.
L-R:  Creating Mulligans for the golf ourting are Lorraine Cromption, Joan Bowers and Pam Domin

In other news, Betty Johnson is spearheading an initiative to have tactile mats and weighted blankets custom made for children in the CHAT program. Milagros Hernandez and her staff are excited about the possibilities of this endeavor. More information will be forthcoming as this effort unfolds.

On September 14, we held our highly anticipated “Playing ‘Fore’ the Kids” golf outing at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. In addition to golf, we added bridge to the event for the first time. So, while 80 golfers were on the course playing a 9-hole scramble, 20 women joined us for bridge in the Clubhouse. During lunch, we sold luminaria gift sets, Planters Palette gift certificates and infant and toddler outfits. Many thanks to Nancy Carlson, Mary Plepel and their committee for making this event a huge success!