Buffalo Grove Residents Support Charities - And You Can Help

Buffalo Grove residents are supporting a variety of charities' fundraising efforts this spring.

Fundraising season is in full swing, and many Buffalo Grove residents are seeking donations for the causes they support.

Here’s a look at some of their efforts and how you can support them:


Cause: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Who’s Involved: Buffalo Grove residents Sharon Feld, Marilyn Wagner and Melanie Croft, and Long Grove residents Gina Quatrochi, Renee Clark and Cathy Bendoff. They are joined by other suburban residents.

Team: The Lady Lifesavers

How to Help:

  • Purchase a “Perfect Pairing” at The Olive Tap through May 1, and $3 will be donated to the team.
  • Order Mary Kay cosmetic products at an event from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 900 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove. Twenty-five percent of the profits will benefit the Lady Lifesavers. RSVP to sueglatt@netscape.net to attend. Online orders will also benefit the team if “Lifesavers” is written in the comment box.
  • Fifth Annual Manicure & Merlot event at . Live entertainment, food, wine, raffle prizes, boutique vendors and salon specials will be offered from 5-10 p.m. April 25. Proceeds will benefit the Lady Lifesavers. Salon appointments are required by calling 847-541-1206.
  • Second Annual Cinco De Mayo networking event from 5-7:30 p.m. May 5 at Cubby Bear. Receive all-you-can-eat appetizers and networking opportunities with a $20 donation. Call 847-997-9734 for more information.   


Cause: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Who’s Involved:

How to Help: Visit her participant website to make a donation. 


Cause: March of Dimes

Who’s Involved: Buffalo Grove resident Mark Walton serves as the Lake County walk’s chairman.

How to Help: Donate online or receive information about how to get involved by emailing Allison Connolly at aconnolly@marchofdimes.com. The walk takes place at 9 a.m. April 17 at the Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville.


Cause: American Cancer Society – Relay for Life

Who’s Involved: John Paunan

How to Help: Donate online to support his fundraising efforts. 


Cause: Special Kids Network

Who’s Involved: Bari Levin

How to Help: Participate in the organization’s 12th Annual Golf & Women’s Tennis Tournament on July 25 at Twin Orchards Country Club, Long Grove. Keshet is the beneficiary of this year’s event.

Leon Gopon April 08, 2011 at 04:17 PM
The Northwest Suburban United Way supports over 50 health and human services programs regarding Education, Income, Health and Crises Resolution in 29 Northwest suburban communities serving over a million people. The service area stretches from Niles/Morton Grove all the way up to Gilberts/Carpentersville. Many businesses run United Way donation campaigns every year and also provide corporate gifts to the United Way. United Way also asks residents to donate directly via a residential mailing campaign. Your United Way donation really provides a good "bang for your buck". If you are a United Way contributor, thank you. If you'd like to become a contributor (with time, talent or money), please call the Northwest Suburban United Way at 847-768-1074.


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