Back-To-School Fundraiser

The Woodridge Rotary Club is hosting a back to school picnic and fundraiser to benefit Metropolitan Family Services DuPage on Sunday, August 10th from 1- 4 PM at Shanahan’s Restaurant in Woodridge. The family event will include activities such as face-painting and balloon-sculpting. Food will include hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by Rotary members, chips and beverage for a donation of $20 per family or $5 for an individual. 


This fundraiser is in memory of Julie Burke, longtime Woodridge Rotary Club member who passed away recently.  She was an advocate for children in general and an advocate for Metropolitan Family Services Dupage in particular.  She especially supported Metro Mentors, Parents as Teachers and Head Start which are three programs that serve children from low-income homes. The fundraiser will provide children a lunchbox containing gift cards for purchasing back-to-school supplies, shoes, and clothing. Donations to sponsor Metropolitan client families are being accepted. Checks should be made out to Woodridge Rotary Club and can be sent to P.O. Box 5566, Woodridge 60517. Please indicate school project on the check. “We want every child to have a positive educational experience when they go back to school in the fall, and we believe this will help,” stated Katy Rush, President of the Woodridge Rotary Club.


The Woodridge Rotary Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary in May of this year.  Its mission is “to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through a fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” 


Metropolitan Family Services has provided education, emotional wellness, employment, and empowerment services to individuals and families in DuPage County since 1930 and in the Greater Chicago area since 1857. To learn more about Metropolitan Family Services visit

Event Contacts

Rotary - Rich Moore:  PH: 630-272-4300 / Email:

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage – Pat Mathis: PH: 630-784-4834  / Email:

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