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Archive for August, 2012

The Kid’s Pantry

The Kid’s Pantry is a non-for-profit organization that takes in donations of children’s items and donates them back out to the community.  Everything is given free of charge.  They are currently open year round on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and Fridays from 10-11am.  They are located at 400 E. Gregory St., Mount Prospect, IL (224-715-4466).

They also have semi-annual giveaways in the spring and fall where all stock is set up in the gym.  They invite the community through multiple media outlets and word of mouth to come on a Friday evening and all day Saturday and receive what they need for free.

The Kid’s Pantry was started by two stay-at-home moms who have a passion for kids and the community.  Through the help of their church, they have been able to keep expanding, and to collect more items. Please visit them at their location, by email  (thekidspantry@gmail.com) or on Facebook to learn more about receiving from their collection or to offer donations.

By Patricia Smolin on August 31, 2012 Categories: Children

1940 Census Now Searchable by Name

The 1940 Census was made available to the public in April 2012 by the National Archives.  At first it could only be searched using street addresses.  With the help of scores of volunteers who indexed millions of names, it is now possible to search the 1940 Census by name.  The Census is available at www.familysearch.org for free.  It is also available for free at www.ancestry.com through 2013.  If you need assistance using this resource, please contact the Reference Department.

By Patricia Smolin on August 10, 2012 Categories: Census

Searching for Medicare Costs?

Need to find specifics for premium types, costs, and services?  A detailed chart is available at http://www.medicare.gov/cost/

By Patricia Smolin on August 9, 2012 Categories: Consumer, Health, Seniors