A Touch of Spring At Last!

This year’s Spring Fever event, held at Northwestern’s Parkes Hall on March 22nd, raised over $15,000 through sponsorships, donations, raffle purchases and more.

Over 70 guests attended the event, hosted by Metropolitan’s Evanston/Skokie Community Board. Village Treasure House in Northbrook was honored at this year’s event for their outstanding contributions benefitting children and youth in north shore communities. Guests enjoyed the musical entertainment provided by Stuart Rosenberg and friends.  Shrieks of delight were heard from winners of the “Chicago-style Raffle” featuring favorite local restaurants, home and garden retailers, hair and nail salons, spas, and theaters. Proceeds from the event will support children at risk of family and community violence, older adults experiencing abuse and youth with mental illness.


Sandy Van Epps, President of Village Treasure House accepted the award with Board member, Catherine Etsey and Grant Committee Chair, Kathryn Hall.  In accepting the award, Kathryn cited the many youth programs the Treasure House has supported over the years including Project Roots, and group for African American Boys participating in exploring their identities and discussing alternatives to violence, teasing and bullying prevention groups in area schools and groups for girls exploring team dating violence and healthy choices.

Village Treasure House is a unique, not-for-profit consignment shop with over 100 dedicated volunteers. Located in Northbrook on the border of Glenview, they are a furniture consignment and home furnishings consignment warehouse in Chicago’s North Shore area. Proceeds fund programs of 17 local agencies Since 1998, Village Treasure House have given away $1,560,000. They have given over $65,000 to Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley since 2004 in support of programs for children and youth and their families.

We urge our friends to check out Village Treasure House with their great offerings as well as being a place to “downsize” for a good cause!

Those attending the event enjoyed the casual, party like atmosphere and creative musicianship of Stuart Rosenberg and his friends. Stuart is one of the founders of SPACE a popular performance venue in Evanston. Judith Greifer, chair of the Evanston/Skokie Valley Community board commented, “It’s great to gather so many of our personal friends and friends of Metropolitan together to talk, share our stories of how we’ve helped our neighbors and finally welcome spring!”


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