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Winnetka real estate office donates $2K to New Trier Food Pantry

The Winnetka office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago and the firm’s philanthropic arm, the Kindness Foundation, donated $2,000 to the New Trier Township Food Pantry in December 2020. The money was part of a $40,000 donation pool distributed to local food pantries in place of the company’s annual holiday party.

Julie Bradbury Miller, managing broker of the firm’s Winnetka office, said they were pleased to support the New Trier Township Food Pantry.

“With need so great, and even increased as a result of the pandemic, hunger is a very real problem in our communities,” she added. “We thank the pantry for the important work they do.”

The Winnetka office was one of the company’s 19 participating offices throughout Chicagoland, as well as in Indiana and Michigan. Each office chose a 501(c)(3) organization from their local community to embody the mission of the Kindness Foundation which is to support meaningful local initiatives that improve the communities the company serves and enhances the quality of life for fellow citizens.

The New Trier Township Food Pantry, established in 1965, serves as a bridge between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need. The shelves are stocked through donations from the community. 

Virtual event to address how to save on your energy bill

When the days are short and the nights are cold, how can homeowners keep energy bills down? Learn about free energy assessment programs and much more. The free virtual event hosted by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force is from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 4. To register click here.

The Village of Glencoe and the Sustainability Task Force encourage Glencoe residents to enroll in the CS2 Residential Community Solar Program. Participants will save 20 percent on their energy bill charges while supporting solar developments in Illinois. No need to install roof panels and no fees to enroll.

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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