Our team, lead by "Santa" and his "elves," can't stop giving this Christmas season!
Last week Friday, December 12th, they snuck through the chimney at Presence Health in Chicago to donate 500 Pillow Pets to children and their families.
Flood Brothers had contacted My Pillow Pets for the 500 cute creatures, only to be told by the company's own Caleb B. that they would be honored to donate them for the cause. We thank Pillow Pets for their support and the difference they have made in these children's lives this year.
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We're very, very busy spreading holiday cheer here at the Flood Brothers "North Pole!"
Santa’s helper Mary Pat Pawlowski is putting the finishing touches on customer gifts!
Flood Brother’s own Jack Nugent loads gifts into his “sleigh” for delivery.
For our customer, the Pacific Garden Homeless Shelter, a Flood Brothers blanket spreads Christmas cheer.
How are you spreading holiday joy this year? Share with us on Facebook and Google+!
Three generations of the Flood family, with grandparents William and Carole Flood leading the way, packaged a record 1500 boxes in our 10th year of Christmas food packaging for those in need. More than 75 of the Flood Brothers family, extended family and friends joined in the annual event held Saturday, Dec. 6.
Each 45 lb. box was filled with a week’s worth of food for a family of five – potatoes, apples, fresh vegetables, canned fruit, bread , pasta, soup, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, mac and cheese, coffee, and more. Carole Flood and William’s 9 children and 32 grandchildren all pitched in, tripling the box count from previous years.
“I look forward to this day because it brings my family together for a cause of giving not receiving,” said Carole. “I want all my children and grandchildren to learn the giving spirit because that is what the spirit of Christmas is all about. Even the youngest grandchild at age 5, Chloe, was a huge helper!”
The boxes went to Catholic Charities and other local charitable organizations to help struggling families put food on their tables. Flood Brothers would like to thank all those who helped and asks that you remember all those in need this holiday season.
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Led by Tom Meehan dressed as Santa Claus, along with his mighty elves, Flood Brothers sponsored a Santa giving day to more than 300 children at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The merry band traveled floor-to-floor visiting families and sick children.
Escorted by Elizabeth Wolcott and Robert Fry from the Lurie Children’s staff, the Flood team spent the afternoon bringing holiday joy to families in waiting surgery rooms, recovery rooms, and hospital rooms as they delivered 300 Olafs from the Disney movie Frozen.
Flood Brothers Disposal brings Santa to Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago
“Flood Brothers is always willing to volunteer for our fundraising events,” said Ms. Wolcott. “As a family company, they do things in their own quiet way because it’s the right thing to do, not because they’re looking for recognition. For example, after Flood Brothers donated over a million dollars when the hospital moved to its new location, they made sure the elevator plaque was dedicated to their parents, William and Carol Flood.”
Santa Claus, aka Tom Meehan, was a big hit with children, parents and staff – posing for pictures, giving Santa hugs and producing gifts from his bag. At times Tom was the only one allowed in certain areas of the hospital for care safety reasons. While Tom was humbled by all the brave sick children, he was especially touched by one little girl who told him, “You have made me the happiest girl in the world today Santa!”
Flood Brothers is pleased and honored to be a proud sponsor of Lurie Children’s Hospital as their waste hauler. Patrick Flood, call center service manager at Flood Brothers, said: “Having my first child born here just 8 weeks ago with spina bifida made this day especially touching. To be able to come back and help so many of the sick children and their families is personally healing for me.”
For more information about Lurie Children’s Hospital, visit https://www.luriechildrens.org/
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Come kick off the holiday season with friends!
When: Friday, November 28th at 6:00 pm
Where: Town Center Campus
Enjoy Christmas Caroling led by the Jay Stream Choir under the faculty direction of Marilyn Leary at 6:15 pm. Keep an eye for Santa to arrive shortly thereafter. Holiday refreshments, holiday-themed music, kid's crafts and a complimentary photo with Santa will at the Fountain View Recreation Center after the tree is aglow!
Carol Stream Residents
Please note Flood Brothers will suspend yard waste collection service for the 2014 collection year at the close of the November 24th collection week. Please use the coming week to dispose of the remaining yard waste collected on your property during the fall months. Discounted leaf stickers will be honored during the final yard waste collection week to dispose of LEAVES ONLY. All other yard waste placed at curbside for pick up during this final week will require a standard YELLOW yard waste sticker.
Chicago, IL — November 17, 2014, Flood Brothers Disposal announced their donation to support the WINGS annual holiday giving project. By donating the use of a dumpster, the project is able to generate more resources to those in need.
The WINGS Program is an advocate for homeless women and children and provides domestic violence service to suburban Chicago. Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing while staff provides one-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education, and care for themselves and their children.
Flood Brothers is Proud to Support WINGS
“We greatly appreciate the donation of a dumpster by Flood Brothers to support our annual holiday giving project,” said Denise Urban, Chief Financial Officer of the WINGS Program. “With Flood Brothers’ support, we are able to process the donations and complete the wrapping required without having to spend time and money on disposal of packaging, empty tape and wrapping paper rolls, food for volunteers, and the other waste that accumulates as part of this project.”
Last year WINGS received and distributed over 4,500 holiday gifts to its program participants and graduates. It is an enormous undertaking made possible by the various individuals and organizations that donate their time and resources.
“Your support over the years has meant a great deal and we look forward to our continued relationship. Thank you on behalf of the women and children of WINGS,” continued Ms. Urban.
WINGS: Giving Flight to Hopes and Dreams
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Local electronics recycling firm, Elgin Recycling, in partnership with the Village, Park District and Public Library will be sponsoring a holiday lights recycling program beginning Monday, November 17th. Recycle those broken strands of holiday lights this year at any of the following locations:
Village Municipal Center
500 N. Gary Ave.
7 days/ week
Carol Stream Library
616 Hiawath Dr.
Mon. - Thu.: 9 am - 9 pm
Fri. - Sat.: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1:00 - 5 pm
Fountain View Rec. Center
910 N. Gary Ave.
Mon. - Thu.: 5 am -11 pm
Friday: 5 am - 10 pm
Sat. & Sun.: 7 am - 7 pm
Simkus Rec. Center
849 E. Lies Rd.
Mon. - Fri.: 8 am - 8 pm
Sat. & Sun.: 8 am - 5 pm
Acceptable light stands include: Mini-Italian, traditional screw in bulb, rope lights, LED and extension cords. Proceeds from the sale of reclaimed copper wire will be donated to the Christmas Sharing Program Fund to help under-resourced families in the community have a traditional holiday meal and new toys for their children.
Americans today are recycling more than ever!
November 15, 2014 marks the 17th year of America Recycles Day! This day is celebrated to educate millions of Americans to continue to buy products made from recycled materials and understand the importance of recycling and how it affects our future!
In 1960, composting and recycling in the United States was estimated at 7.7 percent. That rose to 17 percent in 1990. Today, progressive Americans recycle around 33 percent of their waste! Flood Brothers' goal is to continue that climbing percentage!
The National Recycling Coalition claims in 2007, the amount of energy saved from recycling aluminum and steel cans, plastic PET and glass containers, newsprint and corrugated packaging was equivalent to:
• The amount of electricity consumed by 17.8 million Americans in one year.
• 29% of nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. in one year.
• 7.9% of U.S. electricity generation from fossil fuels in one year.
• 11% of the energy produced by coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
• The energy supplied from 2.7% of imported barrels of crude oil into the U.S.
• The amount of gasoline used in almost 11 million automobiles in one year.
America Recycles Day Save Energy
Recycling just a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours. Sadly, according to the National Recycling Coalition, Americans toss enough aluminum into landfills in three months to rebuild the entire U.S. fleet of commercial airplanes.
Can we use recycled materials to save energy and reduce global warming? YES, one example is using recycled glass! Recycled glass uses 40 percent less energy than using new materials.
Recycling Helps the Economy ... You're Welcome Mr. President
Recycling establishments creates jobs... there are more than 1 million men and woman employed by the recycling and reuse industry, generating approximately $37 billion in annual payroll. This $200 billion dollar industry is helping our future by creating less harmful materials. So, RECYCLE and REUSE AMERICA!
To find out what to recycle click here.
Flood Brothers would like to wish all our customers and friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
Our office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th, so our staff and drivers can celebrate with their families.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 :: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday, November 27, 2014 :: CLOSED
Friday, November 28, 2014 :: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
All scheduled pick-ups will be one day later if you receive residential service on Thursday or Friday of Thanksgiving week; e.g. Thursday customers will be serviced on Friday, Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday. Saturday customers will remain the same, but may have a delayed pick-up time.
Commercial and industrial services will be made-up prior to the end of the week.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and be sure to check out coming attractions in your community for additional holiday events!
It's that time of year again... “Fall clean up”!
Stay on top of yard work so you don’t have extra to do next Spring. Get the family to help and rake the leaves and clean up the shrubs! Place in your yard waste toters or purchase leaf stickers!
Keep your driveway and curbs clear of leaves and other fallen debris. Before the snowy winter is here, get outside and enjoy some last minute “beautiful and colorful outdoor time”.
Remember to say THANK YOU to your garbage workers who will be picking up all that yard waste from your fall clean up efforts.
Discounted Leaf Stickers are accepted Oct. 27th – Nov. 29th
FREE Leaf Pick-up during the week of November 17th. No Leaf Stickers Needed!
Residents may place an UNLIMITED amount of bags/cans of LEAVES ONLY out at the curb for FREE COLLECTION. Leaves placed out at the curb in rigid 33-gal. Containers must be free of lids. (This will help Flood Brothers drivers to identify contents quickly!)
*Please note raking leaves into the street is PROHIBITED!
Village Code (Public Ways & Properties: Streets & Sidewalks/Obstructions to Drains) prohibits anyone from causing obstructions to the Village's storm drainage system. Storm sewer inlets clogged by leaves will cause localized street and property flooding in a heavy storm event. Violators are subject to ticketing for each separate offense.