Northwestern College’s Bridgeview Campus Conducting Food & Toy Drive With Bridgeview Chamber
Boxes for food and toy donations are in the front lobby of Northwestern College, with collections welcome through December 9. The Drive is once again being held in conjunction with the Bridgeview Chamber.
Northwestern College’s Bridgeview Campus (7725 S. Harlem Avenue), in conjunction with the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is pleased to announce its participation once again in the Annual Bridgeview Chamber Food & Toy Drive. This is the 25th year that the Bridgeview Chamber has sponsored this drive to benefit the needy families and children of the Bridgeview Community. Once again, Northwestern College is serving as an official drop-off site for food and toys for the community, as well as for the college’s own students, staff and faculty.
Collection of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys will continue through December 9. All proceeds collected will be used to help support community groups and organizations including School District 109; Bridgeview Community Center; Mosque Food Pantry; Advocate Children’s Hospital; Graves School; St. Fabian Church; Summit Task Force; Catholic Charities; and St. Blasé Church.
Donation boxes are located in the Front Lobby of the College where members of the community can easily spot them. This front entrance location for the donation boxes also serves as a reminder for students and staff entering the building daily.
Laura Pollastrini is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and worked as a private attorney in a Chicago law firm. Her practice primarily focused on local government matters, including municipal, school district, library, township, and election law. In addition, she conducted local prosecutions for communities in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, although she maintained clients throughout the entire State of Illinois. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Pollastrini spent a decade handling media and public relations for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. In addition, she has five years of experience with the Illinois Senate as Legislative Aid and District Office Manager to an Illinois Senator who rose to become President of the Illinois Senate.
Currently, Pollastrini is utilizing her legal, legislative and public relations skills to advocate on behalf of Northwestern College with local, state and federal officials as well as stakeholders in government agencies and the media. She provides strategic and tactical government affairs/public relations consultation and support to both enhance the image of the school, and to adequately respond to changes in rules promulgated by the US Department of Education and laws proposed by the US Congress and Illinois General Assembly.
Pollastini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola University and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law.