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Arlington Cares turns 20! Join us for our “20 for 20” Campaign

Arlington Cares turns 20!   Join us for our “20 for 20” Campaign

This year Arlington Cares celebrates its 20th anniversary of “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” To celebrate, we are launching the “20 for 20” Campaign.  For the past 20 years, we have helped Arlington Heights individuals and families experiencing temporary economic hardship stay in their homes, keep the heat on, and food on the table.  We hope to raise $20,000 to celebrate 20years of helping people in Arlington Heights by December 31, 2021.  Get more information here and DONATE today!

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$1000 of Gift cards donation to Village of Arlington Heights Holiday Giving Program

$1000 of Gift cards donation to Village of Arlington Heights Holiday Giving Program

Thanks to our generosity, this year, Arlington Cares wasable to gifted the Village of Arlington Heights $1000 of gift cards to helpfamilies have a wonderful holiday season! Please join us!  More information here.

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Harmony Fest 2021

Harmony Fest 2021

With the closing of Arlington Track, the annual Mane even tended.  So, the Chamber of Commerce rebooted this year with “Harmony Fest 2021”. Exactly the same format as the “Mane Event” with slightly cooler weather.  Arlington Cares was excited to have a booth for this event as we always did for the Mane Event.  Thank you to all of you who stopped by to say hello, enter our raffle, sign up for our mailing list and donate!  We had a fantastic time seeing friends and meeting new people.  Also thank you to Tuscan Market, Scratchboard Kitchen, Kilwins, and Peggy’s for the gift cards for our raffle.  We hope that everyone loved meeting our new mascot – Arlington Cares Bear!  He danced the night away with kids and adults and even dogs.  Be on the lookout for Arlington Cares Bear at future events! Finally thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for organizing such an awesome event for our community.  We love Arlington Heights!

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Meet our new mascot – Arlington Cares Bear

Meet our new mascot – Arlington Cares Bear

Everyone loves and needs a mascot.   At least we think so!  So, please meet our new mascot … ArlingtonCares Bear!  He made his debut at theHarmony Fest 2021.  Be on the lookout forhim at upcoming events around town!

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The first annual “Lemonade Brigade”

The first annual “Lemonade Brigade”

COVID really put a kink in our ability to do in person events to raise money to help our neighbors. So, we turned to the kids in our community and launched the first annual “Tropical Lemonade Brigade”. Kids from all over Arlington Heights got together with their friends, girl scout troops, or other groups and sold lemonade to raise money to help their neighbor with rent, utilities and other expenses during times of temporary hardship.  10 Lemonade stands  raised over $2500 over 2months!  So inspiring!  Awards went to the following stands:

  • Most Money Raised (2stands over 2 weeks): The Drost Family
  • Best Decorations /Costumes: Gracie and Sienna and Friends
  • Most Enthusiastic(They had music): Harris Girl Scout Troop
  • Most Delicious(lemonade and brownies): Imagen and Friends
  • Little Entrepreneurs (walked around Olympic pool to get buyers): Conway Girl Scout troop
  • Right out of the Gate(First stand): McGrath Girl Scout Troop

Be on the lookout for information on next years “Lemonade Brigade” that will run from June-August 2022.

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Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids

Every year, your donations help fill backpacks for students in need from District 25. THANK YOU!

Read the Daily Herald Article

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Arlington Heights Holiday Trees

Arlington Heights Holiday Trees

Organized by dedicated Arlington Heights residents, this annual holiday cheer project sells small evergreen trees with $5 of every purchase donated to a charity.  This year, they chose Arlington Cares.  Over 120 homes in Arlington Heights raised $3,640 for Arlington Cares.  Thank you

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Valentine’s Day Food Drive

Valentine’s Day Food Drive

The Arlington Heights Rotary Club, Village Bank, and Arlington Cares partnered to host a food drive. All donations were provided to Wheeling Township and Elk Grove Township.  Thank you to everyone who came out on a cold day to volunteer and donate!

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GetBurbed Bites

GetBurbed Bites

This dynamic duo at GetBurbed made the magic happen with GetBurbedBites ! @Properties chose Arlington Cares as their 2020 Charity of the Year.  They were the brains and creativity behind helping our community raise $2,000 for Arlington Cares!  You are awesome!!! THANK YOU Holly Conners and Kari !!

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Arlington Cares Makes Record Donation!

Arlington Cares Makes Record Donation!

Arlington Cares presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to Mayor Tom Hayes and Village Manager Randy Recklaus. This is the single largest donation in Arlington Cares History!!!  2020 has been a challenging year for the residents we serve.  The community’s overwhelming generosity has humbled and touched us all.  Our sincerest thanks for your support in helping our neighbors in need.

View the check presentation on our Facebook Page here!

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Rotary Community Grant

Rotary Community Grant

Arlington Cares was the proud recipient of the 2019-2020 Rotary Community Grant.  Funds from this grant were utilized to assist the Summer Meals program for the Dryden community.

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Arlington Heights real estate office, restaurants partner to help residents in need

Arlington Heights real estate office, restaurants partner to help residents in need

A real estate office is teaming up with downtown Arlington Heights restaurants to support residents in need.

Read full article from the Daily Herald

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Chamber of Commerce Gala 2019

Chamber of Commerce Gala 2019

President Ron Crawford and Liaison Nicole Espinoza presented the 2019 Not-for-Profit of the Year award to SALUTE, INC founders Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf.

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Annual Donation

Annual Donation

On March 12th, President Ron Crawford, Liaison Nicole Espinoza, and Vice President Bridget Schank presented a donation of $20,000 to Village Manager Randy Recklaus and Mayor Tom Hayes. This donation is allocated to the Village of Arlington Heights Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps Arlington Heights residents who are experiencing a temporary economic crisis.  These funds were raised through our 2019 events, which included our concert at the Metropolis Theater, Bingo Night at the Arlington Ale House, our Annual Cooper’s Hawk Wine Event, and Texas Hold ‘Em nights.  Thank you to all our generous sponsors and donors for making this possible!

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"We’re All in this Together”: Assistance During COVID-19

"We’re All in this Together”: Assistance During COVID-19

Now more than ever many of our neighbors are in need of our help. Some are fighting the illness. Others are caring for loved ones.  Many who never thought they would need assistance, are for the first time in their lives, asking for our help.  Arlington Cares has pledged to raise $25,000 for our neighbors during this difficult time. As we continue to respond to our neighbors in need, we humbly ask for your support.  Please consider making a donation.  We’re all in this together.  

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