It’s that time of year again…Greater Chicago Food Depository teams up with agencies all through Chicago to fight hunger, the 28th Annual Hunger Walk is just around the corner.
Come join us on June 29th, 2013 for some sun and some walking to help bring awareness to this important issue affecting our communities.
Want to walk on our behalf? It’s easy! just click here to download our pledge form. Use this form to have people pledge
Want to join us for the walk? Contact Margaret @ 773-342-5868 for more information.
Want to donate / pledge to our organization? Go here…PLEDGE TO EUROPEAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
When you get to this webpage make sure to click SEARCH for TEAM and look for European American Association.
REMEMBER: Our Team Name & Number are
European American Association - A00272
Jean is joined by John Herman and volunteers at the annual hunger walk.
Jean Bukui: 1921 -2012
Executive Director John Herman and Mr. Jean Bukiu celebrating his 90th birthday.
In Memory of Jean Bukui.
European American Association says good bye to a dear friend
On Wednesday September 26, 2012 the staff of European American Association said good-bye to a past president, board member, volunteer and good friend.
Jean Bukiu has been part of European American Association for the past 21 years. One of the many rocks in the foundation which started EAA, Jean put his heart and soul into his volunteering. Whenever Executive Director/Founder, John Herman needed assistance Jean and his brother Florian both rose to the occasion and lent a hand.
Coming from his native Romania in 1987, Jean volunteered with EAA as board member and president. While working as a volunteer in the food pantry he packed and distributed groceries to the Humboldt Park Community. Jean was an annual fixture at the many hunger walks EAA participated in with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Having been in Romania during very turbulent times, Jean spent many years in prison for his beliefs. Jean was a true patriot to his homeland of Romania and while here in the states, he organized “Cultural Nights” to make sure the younger generation knew the great history of their native country Romania. As a writer, Jean published 2 books while living in the states.
Jean will always be remembered as a person who never looked at race, creed or the color of your skin. He treated everyone with respect. He embraced and learned about each of our history. In a city which is made of so many different cultures, Chicago was the perfect town for Jean. Good Bye dear friend, you will be missed, but your love of life will go on in the many individuals you touched, especially your friends at European American Association!
From the Staff of EAA
Once again, EAA is proud to announce our participation in the Toys for Tots Program.
As we are all aware, so many children have a holiday that is spent like every other day. No toys or gifts are given because the family simply cannot afford to buy them anything. Sometimes, families don’t have enough money for the little extras in life, and paying the rent and regular expenses are hard enough.
With the help of the Toys for Tots Program and your generosity, we hope to put a smile on young faces this holiday season. Since Toys for Tots cannot provide all of the toys, we will be doing our own fundraising. Hopefully, we will generate enough money to assure that we can accommodate everyone on our list.
With your help, we can make this happen. Simply; hit the donation button on our website listed above, place a note in the comment section, and your funds will be used to purchase toys. Donations for toys will be accepted until the end of the year.
Starting October 1, 2012, we will be accepting the names of children 13 and under to receive a toy. Stop by the EAA office and sign up your children. We will be accepting names until October 19,2012.
Pictured below: Some of the smiles your generosity provided last holiday season.
Save Senior Services in Illinois!
Call your elected officials and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – NOW!
The General Assembly has completely ELIMINATED Illinois Cares Rx, a critical program allowing over 160,000 Illinois seniors to get the prescription drugs they need.
As of July 1st, thousands of residents will be turned away at the pharmacy simply because they can no longer afford their prescription medications.
The Community Care Program that helps seniors stay in their home is also slated for cuts. Not only will this turn people away from services but it may also force them into nursing homes that will end up costing more.
Your elected officials MUST hear from you about this! Call your State Representative, your State Senator and Governor Quinn and tell them to restore funding for Illinois Cares Rx and the Community Care Program!
Numbers to Call:
- Call your State Representative at 1-888-616-3322
- Call your State Senator at 1-800-664-9903
- Call Governor Quinn at 312-814-2121
Call TODAY and Save Senior Services!
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The senior population is one of the most affected by Fraud, EAA recently attended a training situation in order to better understand Medicare and Medicaid Fraud prevention.
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