Alisha LaCassa, Lindsay Garrity and Sarah Olcyzk

In early March, the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club hosted its largest fundraiser of the year.

The Black & White Gala featured casino tables, raffles, silent auction and music by Big Cat DJ Services. Proceeds from the event benefited the Club’s charity fund and their 2023 Charity Partner, Aging in Place with Habitat for Humanity.

Through the Aging in Place program, Habitat for Humanity helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice.

Local Habitat affiliates collaborate with human services organizations to evaluate individual needs and provide critical home repairs, modifications and community services specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home and their independence.

At the Club’s March meeting, a $20,000 donation was made to Habitat for Humanity bringing the Club’s total charitable giving since September to over $87,000 – a record for the women’s volunteer group.