Exchange Club of Joliet donates $10K to Guardian Angel Community Services

Exchange Club of Joliet also founded Guardian Angel’s Exchange Club Center to help education and support at-risk families

The Exchange Club of Joliet recently donated $10,000 to Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet.

The club’s history with Guardian Angel Community Services is longstanding, according to a news release from Guardian Angel.

Guardian Angels’ Exchange Club Center was founded by the club in 1985. The center provides parenting to at-risk families to help prevent child abuse. These classes provide education and skills in the areas of child development and household management, the release said.

Expanded services at the center includes a Nurturing Parenting Program for families that the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services serves, the release said. Another service is seat belt safety training, the release said.

This Exchange Club Center was a service project of the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, which chartered and monitored more than 50 centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the release said.

Years ago, Guardian Angel’s Exchange Club Center was accredited and received the highest “AAA” rating from the National Exchange Club Foundation, the release said.

For more information, visit gacsprograms.org or contact AnnMarie Coglianese, program manager of the Exchange Club Center and member of the Exchange Club of Joliet at amcoglianese@gacsprograms.org.