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Best Garage Sale Ever 2013

Best Garage Sale Ever from April 2013

Our annual garage sale was another wonderful event -- and the new location was perfect! If you braved the rains that led to the 2013 flooding around Chicago, you appreciated the warm and dry indoor setting at Home Church in Homer Glen.

Over 40 families donated items and the church was filled to the brim with wonderful treasures and super deals. My Joyful Heart was able to add 150 children to our program based on the success of this sale. Every dollar paid went directly to our program and will benefit children throughout the year.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who gave their time and braved the wet & cold weather; thank you to Homer Church and their congregation who helped with the sale before, during and after; thank you to all of the people who donated items that were in such good shape they brought in top dollar; and thank you to all who came out and shopped the sale -- your support makes our program possible!

We look forward to seeing you again next year!!

Dinner and Auction 2012 Recap

The My Joyful Heart 10th Year Anniversary Dinner and Auction was a beautiful evening and a hugely successful fundraiser for the children of My Joyful Heart! We had our largest attendance ever and filled the ballroom at Palos Country Club with amazing auction prizes. The Silent Auction consisted of over 55 stunning baskets for bidding while the Live Auction had 17 incredible prize packages that were auctioned off in an action-packed true auction style.

Many attendees won door prizes and one lucky winner won a TV in our TV raffle. The generosity of the people and businesses who donated items to our raffles was simply astounding. From the quality to the quantity, it was truly our best Dinner and Auction ever!


A HUGE THANK YOU to all who attended, everyone who spread the word about this event, all of our wonderful volunteers who donated their precious time in the months that led up to this event, those who donated the awesome items used for the Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle, everyone who selected a Giving Tree flower to provide a Wish List item for a child of My Joyful Heart and a special thank you to the volunteers who spent their Friday night running this event.

We could not have done this without every single one of you!

This was an amazing way to spend our 10-year anniversary and we couldn't have been more honored by the turnout.

Click here to visit our Facebook gallery to see photos of the evening.


This evening would not be possible without the generous support of our donors! These businesses contributed to the Live and Silent Auctions. Their generosity enables us to Bring Hope. We ask that, whenever possible, to please patronize these businesses and thank them for their support!

Ace Hardware
Al Blackman Jewelers, Inc.
American Eagle
Art & Company
Art Box
Barraco's Ristorante
Beggars Pizza
Pantelis Bolarakis
Bonfire Restaurant
Buca Di Beppo
The Buckingham Athletic Club & Hotel
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burger 'n Que
C.D. Peacock Jewelers
Capri Ristorante Italiano
Casa Margarita Restaurant & Cantina
Champs Restaurant
Chesdan's Pizzeria & Grille
Chicago Sky
Chicago White Sox
City Lit Theater
Clean and Bright Car Wash
The ComedySportz Theatre
Cool Cuts 4 Kids
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Court Theatre
Culvers of Orland Park
Dahn Yoga
Dana Hotel and Spa
The Dance Workshop
DeSoto House Hotel
Drury Hotels
Edible Arrangements
Egg Harbor Café in Geneva
Elegant Nails & Spa
Elements Therapeutic Massage
The Essence Suites
Eternal Jewelers
Every Bloomin' Thing
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Gemini Treasures
Giordano's Pizza
Granite City Food & Brewery
The Great Escape
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Gymboree Play & Music
Heart & Sole Dance
Hollywood Blvd Theater
Hollywood Park Family Fun Center
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
iNG Moto Restaurant
Irish Pub
Isabella Italian Café
James & Sons Fine Jewelers
Jenny's Steakhouse & Pub
Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center
Kidsnips, Inc.
KidsWork Children's Museum
LA Boxing
LaDeDa Gourds
L.A. Tan
Law Firm of Kuczek & Associates
LeStyle & Company
Lucy's Nails
Lumes Pancake House & Restaurant
Marc Anthony Salon & Day Spa
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Modern Arnis Academy
Museum of Science & Industry
Naper Settlement
Ned The Photographer
Nice Nails
Oil N Go
Omni Chicago Hotel
Orland Bowl & Mickadoon's
Orland Dental Care
Orland Park Bakery
Orland Park Cyclery
Osteria Ottimo Ristorante Italiano
Outback Steakhouse
P.F. Chang's
Palos Sports
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Papa Joe's Italian Cuisine
The Paramount Theatre
Pep Boys
Personal Spa & Massage Center
PGN Village Inn
Phil's Barber & Styling Salon
Photography by Angel
Polish Me Up Nail & Skin Spa
Pompei Little Italy
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Restore Masonry
Rocco's Little Italy
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Rokwelz Bar Meets Grill
Round the Clock Family Restaurant
The Second City
Shedd Aquarium
Shiu Healing Touch Acupuncture
Southwest Airlines
Space Golf
The Sports Station
Spray of Sunshine
St. Anne's Gift Shop, Ltd.
Standard Bank & Trust Co. Orland Park
Sublime Design Ltd.
Syman Jewelers
Target in Lemont
Target Auto Parts
Tazza Italian Ristorante
TGI Fridays
That Certain Look Salon
Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark
Tinley Park Park District
Tinley Park Roller Rink
U.S. Beer Company
Vera Bradley
Wehmeir Portraits
White Mountain Golf Park
Wilderness Falls Mini Golf
Zanies Comedy Club
Zappas Salon