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Geneva shops to participate in fundraiser for seniors

GENEVA – Three Geneva businesses will be participating in a fundraiser May 8 to help Kane County senior citizens.

Visiting Angels of South Elgin is hosting the one-day shopping event to raise funds for Senior Services Associates, Inc,. a nonprofit agency that helps seniors age 60 and older access social services they need.

Visiting Angels provide home care for seniors and respite care for families.

Shops and their specific hours of participation are Graham’s Fine Chocolates, 302 S. Third St., from 4 to 6 p.m.; Cocoon, 212 S. Third. St., from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Galena Wine Cellars, 477 S. Third St., from noon to 6 p.m.  

Helping charities and nonprofits is something Graham’s always does, said Jayni Wunderlich, whose family owns the local confectionary.

“For the past 27 years, we have given back to the community in all sorts of ways,”  Wunderlich said. “We have helped different schools charities churches and anything nonprofit.”

Sherie McGowan, owner of Cocoon, said she was not familiar with Senior Services until Visiting Angels approached her about doing a fundraiser.

“It sounded like a much-needed social services agency,” McGowan said. “We do a lot of different fundraisers.”

Cocoon sells custom furniture, seasonal decorations, baby gifts, toys, candles, jewelry, purses, scarves and fragrances. 

Shoppers who want to participate must present a postcard when they shop so the stores will know a percentage of their purchase is to benefit Senior Services. 

Postcards are available at Visiting Angels, 65 Woodbury St., South Elgin and at Senior Services Associates, 900 N. Lake St., Aurora.  

Email Visiting Angels at rkielar@visitingangels.com to request an electronic version of the postcard.

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