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Altrusa serves local and international community

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKalb/Sycamore Altrusa, a service organization comprised of professional and executive women, decided this past year to work on one service project each month.

August was school supplies for The Salvation Army, September was underwear and black or blue sweat pants or shorts for DeKalb school nurses’ offices, and February was to make pillowcases for the Million Dresses Pillowcases Program.

Several of the months were devoted to working on Born to Read bags which Altrusa donates every November and April to the newborn babies at Kishwaukee and Valley West community hospitals. Another project was the Feed My Starving Children program with The Suter Co.

Altrusa’s main ongoing project is literacy and the profits from its fall fundraiser, the DeKalb County Community Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Daily Chronicle, are donated to literacy grants and literacy activists at the Charter Dinner held each year in May.

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