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Girl Scout Troop 4086 came to help us this afternoon!  They saw a job that needed to be done and went right to work! They filled 304 bags for delivery and left with energy to spare.  Thank you girls, you did a great job!  May 6, 2024.

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We thank our regular volunteers who show up every other week during the school year to help set up for the community volunteer groups coming just an hour later to fill the bags!  Here are two of several regular volunteers.  Thanks to all!

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We had two groups come this afternoon to help us pack bags. One group from the FHS Student Council and the other group from Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. They were a great team, filling 300 bags in a very short time!  Thank you all for the great help!  April 22, 2024. 

Libertyville Savings Bank was our volunteer group today! They were fast and efficient, filling all the bags we need for the next two weeks in a very short time!  Thank you friends!  We always enjoy having you come and help! April 8, 2024

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Two groups came together this afternoon to help us fill 297 bags for delivery this week and next!  Three volunteers from Libertyville Savings bank and three volunteer representatives of the FHS Student Council. We thank you all for your help and willingness to serve!  Hope to see you again soon!  March 25, 2024.

Cub Scout Pack 64 came to help us this afternoon. They came with a willingness to help others and a lot of energy to get the job done! They filled 298 bags in a short amount of time. Thank you Pack 64 for all the great help today!  March 4, 2024.

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Thank you FHS Student Council! We are always glad when you come to help! We now have 2 weeks worth of bags ready for delivery! You did a wonderful job and we look forward to seeing you again soon!  

February 19, 2024

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Once again we would like to thank Leading Hands 4-H Club for their super help this afternoon!  I believe they broke all records for speed! They were also great at seeing where to step in with extra help since we were short on regular volunteers. Thanks again, friends!

February 5, 2024.

We had some fantastic help this afternoon preparing close to 300 bags for delivery over this week and next! Thank you Leading Hands 4-H Club!! You did a great job and we look forward to seeing you again real soon!  January 22, 2024.

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The FHS Student Council came to help us this afternoon and did a terrific job! They filled close to 300 bags in a very short time! We were all able to meet early and get the work done before any snow began to fall! Thank you all for the great help!

January 8, 2024.

We had some great help this afternoon when Libertyville Church of the Brethren came to fill bags! They made quick work of filling close to 300 bags that are now ready for delivery this week and next. Thank you Church of the Brethren for all your help!

December 11, 2023.


We had a volunteer group from Cambridge come and help us this afternoon, and they did a wonderful job! They not only filled bags, but also helped set everything up for production and opened boxes! They filled approximately 300 bags that are now ready for delivery over the next two weeks! Thank you Cambridge for the great help! November 27, 2023.  

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Girl Scout Troop 4086 was a great help to Carry On Bags this afternoon! They filled 290 bags in less than 20 minutes! It has to be a record time! Those bags will be delivered to schools and preschools in Fairfield over the next two weeks! Thank you girls! You did a wonderful job! November 6, 2023.

Thank you friends at Word of Life Lutheran Church for the great help packing 290 food bags this afternoon! We always enjoy your visit and greatly appreciate your support over the years! October 23, 2023.


Carry On Bags volunteers are the best! We thank Graf & Company for coming in this afternoon and helping us fill close to 300 bags for delivery this week and next! They know numbers and completed the job in less than half an hour. Thanks for all your help! October 9, 2023

Carry On Bags had a terrific group from Cambridge come and help us fill bags this afternoon! By the time they were done, we had enough bags for distribution over the next two weeks. That was close to 300 bags! Thanks so much for the great help! September 25, 2023.


We thank First Christian Church of Fairfield for all their help this afternoon! This was the first bagging of the school year and they helped fill 300 bags of food to be distributed over the next two weeks. The First Christian Church has been long time supporters of Carry On Bags!  Thank you friends for all you do!  September 11, 2023.


We thank Girl Scout Troop 2288 for the super help this afternoon! They were so fast and efficient, 301 bags were filled in approximately 20 minutes! They have helped in the past and we hope to see them again during the next school year!  Thank you again!

May 15, 2023. 

Some Carry On Bags regulars, along with some additional friends of COB, helped fill 300+ bags this afternoon!   We thank you, friends,  for all your help, not only today but over the years!  May 1, 2023.


Our volunteer group this afternoon was First United Methodist Church Youth Group! Spring sports brought the numbers down for this packing, but we had some great help from a trio with a long history serving Carry On Bags!  Thank you friends! April 17, 2023.

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Thank you Future Leaders 4-H Group for your superb help this afternoon! We have had many fast workers come in to help, but we really think you broke all records! Thank you for your willingness to help others!  April 3, 2023

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