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Carol Stream's Community Girlz raise more than $2,700 for shelter

Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 4:10 p.m. CDT
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Community Girlz Donna Gieser (back, from left), Kelly Boland, Lydia Sullivan, Abigail Sopiarz, Jessica Xhumari, Yahvi Mahendra, Marielle Beleta (front, from left), Emily Giovingo, Kate Johnson and Tam Ta raise more than $2,700 for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans at a fundraiser Saturday in Carol Stream.
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Community Girlz Kelly Boland (from left) and Lydia Sullivan show visitors Sophie Chilton, Sarah Giovingo and Charlotte Chilton everything the craft table has to offer Saturday at a fundraiser organized by the Girlz for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
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Community Girl Donna Gieser sells raffle tickets to benefit the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans during a fundraiser Saturday.
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Community Girl Yahvi Mahendra (from left), volunteer Sofia Haab and Community Girlz Emily Giovingo and Kate Johnson man the snack table at the Girlz' fundraiser Saturday in Carol Stream for the MIdwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
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Carol Stream trustee Rick Gieser (center) spends time with Community Girlz Emily Giovingo (from left), Kate Johnson, Donna Gieser and volunteer Katie Flynn during a fundraiser Saturday organized by the Girlz to support the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

CAROL STREAM – Carol Stream's Community Girlz continued their tradition of helping others through a fundraiser Saturday for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

During the three-hour neighborhood fundraiser, featuring handmade crafts and jewelry, baked goods and more, $2,771.28 was raised by the 10 Community Girlz.

The event was attended by many friends and family, neighbors, community members and village officials, Community Girl Donna Gieser told Suburban Life Media in an email.

For those who were unable to attend but still want to contribute, checks may be made payable to Community Girlz and sent to Community Girlz, 136 Arapahoe Trail, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a Wheaton nonprofit that provides transitional and affordable housing programs and other services to U.S. veterans and their families to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives, according to the organization's website.

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