Thank you to the St. Irene’s Council of Catholic Women for making Christmas special for students in the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) Link mentoring program! The council held a bunco fundraiser earlier in the year to benefit the program, and proceeds paid for each mentoring student to receive a personalized gift at their Christmas party on December 19. This is the third year the ladies have used the fundraiser to donate gifts to the program.

“Link students, parents, mentors and staff continue to be blessed by this partnership!” says Leslee Cremer, youth services director. “It is a real highlight of the holiday season at WYFS.”

The Link Mentoring program at WYFS matches young people with caring adults. These mentors develop friendships through shared activities and offer guidance, support and encouragement.