IDHS Employees Help Others Keep Warm & Safe this Winter

IDHS staff are once again showing their generosity and concern for those who are less fortunate. In Springfield, a Christmas clothing and food drive led by Ethel Spencer is demonstrating the Culture of Caring and helping Springfield families stay warm and fed this holiday season.

On Tuesday, December 18, IDHS staff delivered several boxes of new and used coats, and dozens of hats, gloves and scarves and other items to Vachel Lindsay Elementary School, Dubois Elementary School, Springfield Urban League, Helping Hands Homeless Shelter, Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Contact Ministries, Johnson Park Day Care Center, and Poplar Place. Ethel Spencer says she appreciates her co-workers for always being willing to help in any way they can.

IDHS staff have been collecting coats for the Holidays for several years. This is the second year IDHS has conducted the combined clothing and food drive for Springfield area shelters. Their gifts will certainly help make the holidays brighter for many Springfield families.

Ethel Spencer and her daughters, Demara Albert and Melody Spencer load clothing and food to be delivered to Springfield area charities.

Food items donated through the Annual IDHS Winter Clothing and Food Drive

Toys and clothing donated through the Annual IDHS Winter Clothing and Food Drive

IDHS Security Guard Dwayne Hull helps load goods with Lindsay Elementary School Assistant Principal Iola Jackson.