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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.

Current picture to the left and pictures from the past to the right!


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


Girl Scout Troop 2288 swiftly filled 331 bags for us this afternoon. They were in the room less than 20 minutes and had the work done!  Thank you for your willingness to help, and for a job well done!  March 13 2023.


Our friends from the Leading Hands 4-H group returned this afternoon to help fill bags for delivery to the schools over the next 2 weeks!  We so appreciate your willingness to come and serve our community in this way. Thank you for your time!  February 27, 2023.


A big thank you to all the helping hands this afternoon! Clover Kids came and helped us fill two weeks worth of bags and they did a terrific job! They were very fast and detailed! Thank you Clover Kids!     February 13, 2023

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The Leading Hands 4-H group came out on this cold January day to help us fill 300+ bags for delivery this week and next. They did a great job and finished, we believe, in record time! We look forward to welcoming them back again soon!  Thank you Leading Hands!  January 30, 2023.


We had two great groups help us fill bags this afternoon! The first group consisted of two wonderful helpers from the FHS Student Council - though only one could stay for the picture. Thank you, once again, FHS! We love when you come!

The second group was Estey and friends! They too were super volunteers, very energetic, making short work of filling approximately 350 bags! We appreciate all our volunteers for their willingness to serve others! Thank You!  January 16, 2023


Our first volunteer group of 2023 is Alexandria and Sons. We were happy to have Alexandria bring her boys to help us fill 320 bags today!  They did a wonderful job, completing the task in less than 45 minutes!  Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!  January 2, 2023


We were so happy to have a lot of great help this afternoon!  Two groups made up our volunteers today. FHS Student Council returned, represented here by these three girls who are pros at filling bags! The other group was made up of boys from Cub Scout Pack 64. This was the first time filling bags for the boys, and they did a wonderful job!  We hope to see these volunteers again. Thank you all!! December

12, 2022.


Thank you so much Word of Life Lutheran Church for coming to help us prepare 376 bags for delivery over the next two weeks!  We could not ask for better help and could not do this without the help of giving volunteers like you! Thanks again! November 28, 2022.


These three hard-working girls, representing FHS Student Council, came and helped us fill 345 bags today! You were a great help to us today and to those who receive the bags in the days to come!  Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again! November 7, 2022.

Thank you Libertyville Savings Bank volunteers for coming and helping us fill 314 bags this afternoon!  You were fantastic help, and we appreciate your desire to serve for the benefit of others! October 23, 2022.
We thank these friends from Cambridge for coming to help us fill bags this 10th day of October! They arrived as a group and 24 minutes later we had 320 bags filled, tied and ready for delivery! Thanks so much for your help, it is much appreciated! Hope to see you again!!

We had our first volunteer group for the 2022/2023 school year come to help us fill 348 bags for distribution over the next 2 weeks. The volunteers were from Jefferson County Health Center, along with an additional volunteer who also wanted to help!  Much thanks, you all did a great job!  September 26, 2022

This afternoon First Baptist Church APW Circle came and helped us fill bags.  There were 395 bags filled, to be distributed over the next 3 weeks! That is the most bags we have filled at one time this whole school year! Thank you so much for all of your help, First Baptist! May 9, 2022.


We thank the Kid's Club from First United Methodist Church in Fairfield for the energetic help this afternoon! With all those hands, and some adult assistance, 153 bags were filled in quick order!  Thank you Kid's Club! April 27, 2022.  


We want to thank our faithful friends from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield for, once again, coming to help us fill weekend bags for the Carry On Bags program! We enjoy your company and appreciate your help!  Thanks so much! April 25, 2022.

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