Category: Community Service

Thank You to our Winter Accessory Drive Donors

December 07, 2020 | Community Service

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee has another successful drive this year during our Winter Accessory Drive. Hundreds of items including coats, gloves, scarves, and more were collected and will be distributed around the community to organizations including Catholic Urban Programs, City of Belleville General Assistance, and Violence Prevention Center. We want to thank all of our donors that helped us have another successful drive this season. Thank you to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Illinois American Water, Jack Schmitt, Kathy Frederico, McCullough’s Flooring Enterprise, Inc., PSOP,, Turkey Hill Grange, and Community Members Joan Braswell and Linda Weisenstein.  

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Chamber Committee Hosts Winter Accessory Drive

September 21, 2020 | Community Service

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee once again is hosting a drive this fall to collect items for those in need this winter. They are collecting new and gently used items including blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, and more. Click here for more information and to print the flyer.

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Thank You to All for a Successful Hygiene Kit Drive

August 31, 2020 | Community Service

Each year the Healthcare & Community Service Committee collects hygiene items for those less fortunate in our community. This year the response was overwhelming, collecting over 3,000 items including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, snacks, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more. The committee would like to thank the organizations that served as collection sites for the “Emergency Hygiene Kit” drive: AgeSmart Community Services, Belleville Chamber Office, and Programs & Services for Older Persons (PSOP). We would like to also thank our Chamber members that donated: AgeSmart Community Services, Ambassador Travel, Arsenal Credit Union, Circa, CompuType IT Solutions, Home Instead Senior Care, Programs & Services for Older Persons, Raymond James, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, Super 8 Motel, as well as many individuals. The items were distributed to Call for Help, Project Compassion, Union United Methodist Church, and the…

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Healthcare & CSA Committee Collecting Items for Hygiene Kits

June 23, 2020 | Community Service

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency (CSA) Committee is once again collecting items for their annual Emergency Hygiene Kit drive now through July 31.  Members are invited to help collect items in their office to donate to the cause. Items being collected include but are not limited to toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, kleenex, deodorant, lotion, wipes, lip balm, razors, women’s hygiene products, etc. Items must be able to fit in a quart-sized plastic bag. Items in the past have been distributed to local agencies including Call for Help, Project Compassion, Union United Methodist Church, and the Violence Prevention Center. Items can be delivered to the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce office Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or you can call ahead to check…

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Blood Donors Urgently Needed to Meet Patient Need; HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital hosting Blood Drive June 30

June 11, 2020 | Community Service

Leaders of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) and HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital are calling on blood donors to step forward in support of the local blood supply. The need is being driven by increasing levels of activity at local hospitals and a high number of blood drive cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in conjunction with MVRBC, is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, June 30 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in MVRBS’s mobile donor bus, which will be parked in the hospital parking lot at 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd. in O’Fallon, IL. All donors MUST make an appointment, no walk-ins. To schedule a donation time, call MVRBC at 866-GIVE-BLD (866-448-3253) or log on to www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use Sponsor Code: 10155. All donors will also be required to wear a mask and present a photo…

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