2017 Aglow International Conference – Richmond, VA – An exciting time was had by all as women and men gathered from aroound the world to celebrate Aglow’s 50th Anniversary. Our Aglow Moms group was featured at the International Generations meeting as our Leader, Patricia Dunlapp shared about our group and our activities throughout the year.
2017 Christmas Toy and Gift Give Away
Everyone had a wonderful time as we ceelebrated Christmas at the Matteson Holiday Inn. We sang Christmas carols, made GGingerbread Houses and ornaments, played the Right Left Christmas Story game, took family photos and just enjoyed time with our family and friends. The foodd was also very delicious!
2017 Getting Home Safely
2017 Back to School and Kids Clothes Swap
Each year we give away school supplies to children in our area. In 2017, we gave away supplies to 105 children. We also had a Kids Clothes Swap in which the children and moms could take a shopping bag and pick out the clothes, uniforms, that they wanted and take them and have them for no charge.
2016 Aglow Toy and Gift Give A Way at Chicago Dough Company
Aglow Christmas – The Aglow moms and children enjoyed a fun afternoon making Gingerbread houses, playing games and eating pizza at the Chicago Dough Company in Richton Park. Everyone shared what they were thankful for the year – one young boy said, “He was thankful for his family,” a mom said “She was thankful that everything had gone so well during the year.”
2016 “How to Have An Exceptional Marriage”
We had a panel of happily married wives lead the discussion on having a very successful marriage. They talked about communication, spending time together, intimacy, finances and other matters. Everyone left with a wealth of information to make their marriages even more exceptional.
Moms Appreciation Fashion Show and Luncheon
Each year the moms have a special treat with dinner and a fashion show at the Matteson Holiday Inn. They receive gifts and have a relaxing afternoon.
Aglow Christmas 2016 – The Aglow moms and children enjoyed a fun afternoon making Gingerbread houses, playing games and eating pizza at the Chicago Dough Company in Richton Park. Everyone shared what they were thankful for the year – one young boy said, “He was thankful for his family,” a mom said “She was thankful that everything had gone so well during the year.”
Girls Flex – a young girls mentoring group gave these toys to the moms and their children.
With the toys and gifts from Target – Matteson, Chamber 57, Girls Flex and other groups, we were able to give toys and gifts to over 100 moms and children in the Chicago South Suburban area.
Aglow Toy and Gift Give A Way at Beggars Pizza
The moms, teens and children enjoyed an afternoon of delicious pizza, making gingerbread houses, singing Christmas carols and just enjoying a fun time together. All of the children received gifts – dolls, trucks, Target gift cards, Forever 21 gift cards. All of the moms received gift sets from Bath and Body Works.
Our moms and their families enjoyed an afternoon of delicious food, relaxing conversation, special songs, modeling of the latest styles from Dress Barn for the ladies and Bachrachs for the men and just an all around fun and relaxing time. The moms had a chance to just unwind. A young lady gave an inspirational word which was very uplifting for everyone as she talked about the many great things God has done in her life. Everyone left inspired, refreshed and relaxed.
Our Aglow Matteson Single Moms group partnered with the American Heart Association for this event. Dr. Rushia Butler explained how our heart works and simple things we can do to be healthier. She had a question and answer session in which she answered all of our questions. It was a very informative event.
Aglow Single Moms Spa Day Event
Our special moms were treated to manicures, pedicures and make up at Trendsetters in Tinley Park. Each mom received a special gift and the spa workers even received a little gift bag. Everyone had lots of fun at this event.[nggallery id=1]
Aglow Moms Valentine Event
Our moms were treated to a special dinner at the University Golf Club and Conference Center in University Park, IL. Everyone dressed up in their Sunday best, the children made special cards for their moms and presented their cards and a rose to their mom as they each told them why they loved and appreciated them. One young man said his mom took him to soccer practice, to football practice, to basketball practice and helped him with his homework. One other young man said to his mom, “I just really love you!”[nggallery id=2]
The Christmas Luncheon and Toy and Gift Give A Way
Moms and their children gathered at the Beggars Pizza in Oak Forest for a fun afternoon. The children created Christmas ornaments and played games. We really enjoyed singing Christmas carols and eating lots of pizza and lots of cake. The kids had the most fun receiving toys – dolls, action figures, gift cards and the moms really enjoyed their gifts – spa packages, restaurant certificates and gift cards. Thank You for Making This Event a Great Success! Home Depot, Jonathan Arden Spa, Marc Alan Spa, Olive Garden Restaurant, Tres Chic Spa, Forever 21, Target & Walmart! [nggallery id=3]