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Cup-A-Joe Member Feature: Toby Gruchot

Toby Gruchot attends the Wednesday Cup-of-Joe held weekly afternoons at Daisy’s ARTish Café in Lake Villa.  “I like coming each week to meet with other Veterans like me to catch up on what’s going on with them and their families,” Toby said.  “We share information, compare notes and enjoy the free refreshments and snacks.” 

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Patriotic Painting is Back!  
An Evening of Instruction and Fun, April 24th

 
Patriotic Painting is an LCVFSF evening hosted by Daisy Perez of Daisy’s Artish Café in Lake Villa.  It’s been a very popular event offering first-time painters and potential Picassos the opportunity to learn how to apply brushes to paint and end up with a portrait of which you can be proud.   Click on the flyer to the left to register, or...

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AbbVie and LCVFSF
On Line Fundraiser

We’ve all seen the long lines of cars and people waiting for food relief.  But we don’t tend to think that members of the military are among those suffering from not having enough food.  To participate and to help us help service members in need during this crisis, click here.

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Celebrate Earth Day
With a Veteran. 
You Can Help Clean up Rollins Preserve. Limited Space. Sign Up Now for Saturday Morning, April 24th.  Click here to register

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Support for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a good time to renew efforts to support survivors of military sexual assault/harassment or MST. 

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Partner of the Month: Daisy’s Artish Café

Each month LCVFSF says a special “Thank You” to those organizations in the community that make an extra effort to care for Veterans and loved ones.
 
April’s choice is Daisy’s Artish Café in Lake Villa, IL.


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We Salute Your Service!

Free Horseback Lesson

Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation (LCVFSF), in partnership with Equestrian Connection (see picture on right of staff), is offering Veterans, service and immediate family members an opportunity to go horseback riding under the guidance of a professional handler.  If you are new to riding horses, or you’re an experienced hand, you can ride at no cost on Sunday, May 16th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Equestrian Connection, courtesy of LCVFSF. Limited availability. Register here.

Get Vaccinated

A COVID‑19 vaccine is a vaccine intended to provide immunity against the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19). Prior to the COVID‑19 pandemic, there was established body of knowledge about the structure and function of coronavirus-causing diseases. Today, there are three FDA approved vaccinations. For more info, click the hotlinks above.  Stay healthy.

Vets-In-Need:
LCVFSF Priority #1 in 2021

Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation is prioritizing its Vets-In-Need Program by moving it to Strategic Goal status.  Specific funding is designed to offer limited financial assistance to military individuals and their families in critical (food, shelter, well-being and more) financial emergency.

All Veterans, service members and their families who live in Lake, McHenry or  Northern Cook County are eligible. 

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Annual Report Released for Download
It was a year of unprecedented change, but it also was a year in which change made us stronger. All year long, COVID-19 took its grim, devastating human toll. And it changed the way we did business. Yet the basic vision, strategy and tactics that have guided us for five years didn’t change.

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We Will Always Stand Together

The events of 2020 and thus far in 2021 call for significant change in racial equity and policing.  Both issues are more important today than ever before.  Therefore, we feel it important to restate that African-Americans have fought for equal justice since our country’s Revolutionary War.  Today they remain part of this fight and have won some progress. But long-term structural and systemic racism, as well as recent violence and murder, are tragic reminders that we still have a very long way to go.  







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