Every time I write an article, I have to go back and look up what the “P.E.A.C.E.” part of the name stands for.
It is an acronym that stands for:
- Educate, and
- Advocate in our
- Community in order to
- End domestic violence and sexual assault.
“PEACE 4 ALL believes in providing education to our all of our community members and they are available for speaking engagements for your groups or classes of adults and children,” I have in the earlier article.
Running an all-volunteer agency without government support still takes money, or course.
I wrote a belated article about how the group coordinated the distribution of Christmas presents to area families in need. Women in Management, the Women’s Leadership Network and members of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Newcomers, among many others, were involved in the project.
The group’s press release follows:
P.E.A.C.E. 4 ALL
PAMPERING 4 P.E.A.C.E., a fundraiser held by P.E.A.C.E 4 ALL will be on Sunday, April 27th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wolf Professional Center, 44 N. Virginia Street, Suite 1A2 in Crystal Lake.
P.E.A.C.E. 4 ALL is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault organization and this event is in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month and the creation of the A.R.K. Children’s Center that will be opening in September. The A.R.K. Children’s Center will be the first and only children’s abuse center in McHenry County.
Each ticket holder will receive an unlimited number of services to include
- professional stylists offering haircuts by Wild Hair Salon,
- special occasions make-up and hair featuring Bare Minerals by Avon provided by Stacy Phannenstill,
- manicures and pedicures by Cosmetology Spa Institute,
- Dr. Consultations and massage therapy by Strelcheck Chiropractic,
- spinal checks by Chiro One,
- wellness screenings by Dr. Prudy, and
- wellness education by Susan Nemcek.
A special Chinese Auction and “Retail Therapy” area will be provided by numerous local businesses for your shopping enjoyment.
Your participation and donations go to benefit families in our community.
Tickets can be purchased or donations can be made by telephone, fax, and mail or by using our website. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Call P.E.A.C.E. 4 ALL’s business office at (815) 455-2457 today to reserve your tickets as this event is highly anticipated to be sold out well in advance! P.E.A.C.E. 4 ALL’s mailing address is P.O. Box 1392, Crystal Lake, IL, 60039-1392. Fax: (815) 455-8250 or please visit our website at: www.peace4allonline.org.
The photos are from my Christmas gifts story. On top are some of the undistributed presents. Cindy Smith can be seen hugging a client next. At the bottom is a poster used in counseling.