Archive for August, 2012

We’re hoping for next weekend and will keep you posted!

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Summer may be coming to an end, but there is still time for a little fun in the sun.

Enjoy ice cream and visit with your neighbors at the GWNA Ice Cream Social:

  • Sunday, August 26
  • 4-5 PM
  • Sunnyside Mall

Cost is $2 per serving. Unable to attend? Donations accepted for this and future GWNA projects.

Not a member?  We’ll be accepting membership applications and dues, $20 annual per household, at the event.

Membership dues may be mailed to: GWNA—4432 N Clifton, Unit 3N, Chicago, IL 60640

Volunteers needed! If you can help, please send an email to Carolyn at

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Alderman Cappleman will host his evening office hours this coming Wednesday at Broncho Billy (weather permitting):

  • Broncho Billy Playlot—Magnolia, between Montrose & Sunnyside
  • Wednesday, August 15
  • 5 to 7 PM

If you’d like to personally speak with Cappleman, please stop by Broncho Billy Playlot on Wednesday.

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School Supplies Drive

The Friends of the 46th Ward Schools asks for your help in supporting our neighborhood schools.

  1. If you have a Target card, you can designate Stockton or Stewart (or any public school) to receive 1% of your purchases. Here’s the link:
  2. Use your personal Facebook account, you can vote once per week for the school of your choice. Schools will receive one $25 Target gift card for every 25 votes, with a maximum payout of $10,000 per school. Search “Give with Target” on your Facebook account, search for a local school, install the app, and vote for the school. You will have to “like” Target on Facebook.
  3. Donate to Stockton’s project to supply art materials for its pre-K – 2nd grade students. With the longer school day, kids need art education materials. Here’s the link:
  4. Donate school supplies to the 46th Ward School Supply Drive. All school supplies will be distributed by the Friends of the 46th Ward Schools to students in need at 46th ward schools; Greeley Elementary, Brennemann Elementary, Stockton Elementary, Stewart Elementary, Disney Elementary, and Uplift High School. School supplies can be dropped off at Alderman Cappleman’s office during regular business hours. If you have a large donation and need a pickup or would like to volunteer to help sort and distribute school supplies please contact us at  Or if you can’t drop off during business hours, contact Susan Ridihalgh at to drop supplies off at her place on Magnolia.
Suggestions for Donations

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils: primary, #2, or mechanical & pencil pouches
  • 8-pack or 24-pack crayons
  • 8-pack washable markers
  • Large pink erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • 8-oz bottle of glue
  • Box of tissues
  • Sandwich, quart or gallon sized plastic baggies
  • Packet of baby wipes
  • Children’s scissors
  • Rulers with inches and centimeters
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Plastic homework folder
  • Notebooks
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Texas Instrument TI30X calculators
  • Rubber cement
  • Blue or black pens
  • 1-inch binder with pockets
  • Lined 3-hole notebook paper
  • 3-hole graph paper
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Index note cards
  • Paper towels
  • Scotch tape
  • Construction Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Binders (1-inch, 3-inch)
  • Student Dictionary (Elementary and Collegiate levels)
  • Student Thesaurus
  • Metal compass
  • Protractor
  • Flash drives
Don’t have time to shop for supplies but still want to contribute?  You can purchase a gift card at Staples or Target and mail or drop it off: 46th Ward School Supply Drive, c/o Alderman Cappleman, 4544 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. We are unable to accept cash donations at this time as we are still in the process of filing for 501(c)(3) status.) If anyone is interested in learning more about our group or joining us, please visit our website at or email us at
Thanks for any support you can provide!

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