Acts of Kindness - Illinois

Organization: Operation Santa

Leisa Maurer
Leisa has helped organize & volunteer her time to Operation Santa. Operation Santa supports our troops by shipping over 35,000 homemade stockings to our deployed around the globe! Operation Santa started in 2005 and is sponsored by Central ILL Proud Families of Marines. Operation Santa is close to Leisa’s heart because her son, Will Maurer is active with the U.S. Marine Corps and also a former Cintas partner. Leisa volunteers her time and creative works due to her selfless acts of kindness. Just recently, Lisa gathered with Operation Santa and fellow Cintas partners in the local Labor Day parade.


Organization: Rocka'More Fellowship, NP

Juayana Reed
In the past three years myself and volunteer staff have mentored over 50 young adults & individuals; held women groups for support during times of distress and hopelessness; provided referrals for the homeless, women released from prison or from domestic violent relationships; referrals for emergency food program. We have donated clothing and money for victims involved in fires, shelters or deaths of spouses. I have counseled families and spouses in troubled times.