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News Briefs: Winnetka church’s April workout challenge; Family Service of Glencoe’s upcoming benefit; Trevians’ cooking fundraiser

Run, walk or bike for a good cause with Winnetka Congregational Church’s Hustle for The Harbour, a virtual workout challenge to benefit the capital campaign of The Harbour to build a new shelter for homeless youth in Des Plaines.

This virtual challenge running April 11-24 was inspired by a high school member of Winnetka Congregational Church who decided “she wanted to do something to give back during these strange and extraordinary times,” according to the event page.

Participants will set a mile goal to complete in two weeks on their own time, the page says.

Register for $35 by Saturday, April 10, if you want to make sure you have a T-shirt before the live, virtual finish line celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24, when there will also be fellowship, games and more about The Harbour.

To learn more, register to participate or donate, click here.

Family Service of Glencoe’s annual benefit will be live-streamed May 8

Tickets are now available for Family Service of Glencoe’s annual benefit on May 8. This year, the event will go virtual for the first time ever. 

Guests who attend will experience a live-stream event featuring an auction and entertainment. With the help of  Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos, participants will bring their own musical style to the evening’s festivities by making song requests and enjoying exciting musical numbers, according to a press release.  

Per the release, Family Service of Glencoe offers services to all who live or work in Glencoe through outreach and education programs, mental health counseling and senior services. The organization provides quality mental health services regardless of financial constraints by providing counseling to individuals on a sliding scale, or at no cost at all.

FSG’s yearly benefit on May 8 will help defray the costs of these services to the Glencoe community.

“The festive evening will include dueling pianos with song requests, an eloquent surprise speaker, a guest celebrity appearance, words from the FSG board and staff, and a wonderful and exciting auction filled with incredible prizes, including one-of a-kind experiences, pampering services, get-aways and unique items,” the release says.

For more information on FSG or to purchase tickets, click here.

Students cook, snap a picture and earn money for charity

New Trier High School Chinese 3 students recently participated in a hands-on learning experience as part of their Food Culture unit, using Chinese cooking to raise money for the Northfield Township Food Pantry, according to a press release from the school.

In February, multiple classes started a “Cook Chinese Food, Raise Money for Charity!” fundraiser, which involved making a Chinese dish at home and submitting a photo. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago then donated $5 to the Northfield Township Food Pantry for every submission.

In a letter to the students, David Dong, director of TECO in Chicago’s Education Division, said his office appreciated the students’ efforts and he donated $300 to the Northfield Food Pantry.

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Megan Bernard

Megan Bernard is a co-founder and the managing editor who directs day-to-day journalism of The Record. Megan enjoys writing about restaurants, entertainment and education and is an established human-interest reporter.

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