Fed up with hearing about rude encounters between taxi drivers and the elderly, taxi dispatcher Dan Quiery decided to volunteer time in his retirement to righting these wrongs through Escorted Transportation Service Northwest (ETS/NW). Now the organization's 2011 Volunteer of the Year, according to the Daily Herald, Dan and a team of 70 volunteer drivers at ETS/NW offer both companionship and a vital service as they transport senior citizens to and from medical and dental appointments in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The seniors often have limited transportation options and would not be able to get to their appointments without aid. Though $12 donations are requested for each ride, the drivers chip in their own money to cover the cost of the trip's gas. Still, this does not deter founder Kathy Kasprowicz and her dedicated volunteers—honored with the 2012 STAR Merit Award from The Beverly Foundation—who were proud to have provided 2,453 roundtrip rides throughout the region in 2011 alone.
The amenities and charming rooms at Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce in Arlington Heights are perfect for those looking for a quiet weekend away.
Parking is accessible and not far from the hotel.
Hotels don't come much nicer than this one. So next time you're in Arlington Heights, reserve a room at Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.
If you love to try new things, head to Fellowship Housing in Hoffman Estates and experience something new and exciting.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Golf is considered a recreational sport for a reason. Come have a blast at Fellowship Housing in Hoffman Estates!
CHERUBS has one goal: to help families affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). By researching and raising awareness for this rare birth defect, CHERUBS's volunteers, as well as its board of CDH survivors, parents, grandparents, doctors, and nurses, help search for its cause, prevention, and best treatments while supporting families dealing with CDH. Ultimately, the organization strives to provide the most accurate, timely information possible for parents so they can make educated decisions for their babies. The CHERUBS H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Expecting) tote-bag program, meanwhile, collects donated care items along with information for those who are expecting babies with CDH or who already have a hospitalized infant. In 2012, CHERUBS distributed more than 300 such totes to its members, which include more than 4,000 families in all 50 states and more than 60 countries.
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Make room for your adventurous side when you stay at Dam Inn in Wheeling.
If you're planning on driving to Dam Inn, you can rest assured knowing that ample parking is in the area.
For a top-notch and affordable vacation destination, book a room at Dam Inn in Wheeling and reap the benefits.
It's about time you see the medical professionals at Advocate Occupational Health in Elk Grove Village.
At this clinic, you have a choice. This facility offers both advanced and professional alternative medical services.
With services such as physicals and medical checkups, Advocate Occupational Health strives to provide every patient with the best healthcare services possible.
Avoid the sickly aches and pains and take better care of yourself with help from Advocate Occupational Health.