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The Mop Shop News of 2024

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  • Brought to you by Midwest Medical Center!  On Monday, June 24, nurses from Midwest Medical Center will be at The Mop Shop from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon offering wellness checks.  Clients who wish to have their blood pressure, pulse, weight and glucose checked may do so at no charge.  Many thanks to Midwest and the nursing staff for providing this service! Start the summer off on a path to good health! (June 2024)

  • The Mop Shop will be open Saturday, June 8 and again on Monday, June 24, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  You're welcome to visit either day every month.  Thanks to our friends at Earth Breeze, we now have EcoSheets available in fresh scent and fragrance free.  EcoSheets are hypoallergenic, septic-friendly, effective in both hot and cold water and easy to use.  We want to do our part to eliminate those plastic jugs! We hope to see you soon! (June 2024)

  • The Mop Shop is pleased to report that we are "going green!"  EcoSheets from Earth Breeze offer a powerful clean in hot or cold water and they're compatible with high efficiency washers, grey water systems and they're septic-safe.  They have been dermatologist and allergy tested and they're hypoallergenic, bleach-free, dye-free and cruelty free with both fresh scent and unscented options available.  Over 2 million Americans have switched...no more heavy, cumbersome jugs to lift and you're doing your part to protect the environment.  Earth Breeze has received over 40,000 5-star reviews!  Try it and I think you'll like it! The EcoSheets will be available beginning Saturday, May 11! (May 2024)

  • REMINDER. The Mop Shop will be closed on Monday, May 27, in recognition of Memorial Day.  If you are unable to visit The Mop Shop on Saturday, May 11, please stop by on Saturday, June 8.  We will be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  (May 2024)

  • The Mop Shop and the United Churches of Galena Food Pantry hosted a Meet and Greet for Jo Daviess County Food Pantry Directors and associates on Friday, May 3.  Each had an opportunity to share their stories and update their contact information.  Pastor Robin Luckey of Lord of Love Lutheran Church provided a warm welcome and three representatives from Jo Daviess County Transit were on hand to describe their program, respond to questions and share plans for the future.  In addition, Stephanie Beck from Jo Daviess Local Foods provided information regarding distribution of food made available by local farmers.  Tours of The Mop Shop and the United Churches of Galena Food Pantry were available following the formal program.  It was a positive, productive and fun morning! (May 2024)

  • The Mop Shop will join nearly 40 other vendors at the Senior Expo at Galena's Crossroads Community Church on Thursday, April 25.  Please stop by between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon to learn about programs and services available to seniors in and around Jo Daviess County.  This is an opportunity to ask about healthcare, voting, moving, real estate, home care, insurance and more! Hearing tests, retinal screenings and eyeglass collection will be available through the Lions Club and the Freeport Health Network will be there to check your blood pressure.  Angela Kaiser, Jo Daviess County Clerk and Recorder, will respond to voting questions at 10:00.  Bring your friends and neighbors for a fun, informative morning! (April 2024)

  • Please come see us! The Mop Shop will be open Saturday, April 13 and again on Monday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Clients may visit once a month, either day.  We are averaging 25.7 new clients and family members a month! New clients are always welcome!  In addition, Lord of Love Lutheran Church, home of The Mop Shop, hosts a Welcome Table the first and third Wednesday of the month.  Plated lunches, beverages and dessert are provided at no charge on April 3 and again on April 17 from 11 am to 1:00 pm.  All are welcome!  Come for the food and stay for the conversation!  (April 2024)

  • Many thanks to Nicole Hermsen and Lindsey D'Antonio at Jo Daviess County Transit! Thanks to their efforts, a brochure designed to provide riders to The Mop Shop with important information is now available.  The colorful, easy to read brochures can be found at The Mop Shop and in JDCT vehicles.  Thanks to Nicole and Lindsey as well as all the drivers for their support! (March 2024)

  • News you can use. The Mop Shop will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. (March 2024)

  • Thanks to thoughtful and generous donors, The Mop Shop currently has personal care items available for both men and women.  New clients are always welcome! Please stop by and see us! (March 2024)

  • March is off to a brisk start!  Please join the Welcome Table at Lord of Love Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 6.  Members of the community are invited to gather for lunch between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, the first and third Wednesday of the month.  Come meet your friends and neighbors for fun, fellowship and food!  Then, on Saturday, March 9, The Mop Shop will be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  We will be open again on Monday, March 25.  Clients may visit either day, once a month.  We look forward to seeing you!  (March 2024)

  • The Mop Shop will be open on Monday, February 26, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  For the convenience of our clients, we are now open the second Saturday and fourth Monday of the month.  Clients may visit once a month, either day.  We look forward to seeing you! (February 2024)

  • Please stop by Lord of Love Lutheran Church between 11:00 and 1:00 on Wednesday, February 21.  Members of the community are invited to enjoy food, fun and fellowship at the Welcome Table. Information about The Mop Shop will be available. The Welcome Table is held the first and third Wednesday of the month.  All are welcome! (February 2024) 

  • The Mop Shop is thrilled to be associated with Lord of Love Lutheran Church.  The congregation is dedicated to serving the community and extends a warm welcome to gather for lunch at the Welcome Table.  Held the first and third Wednesday of the month, please stop by the church at 219 Summit Street anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Come for food and stay for fun and fellowship! All are welcome to attend!  The first luncheon will be served on February 7.  (February 2024)

  • The Mop Shop is pleased to be serving the residents of Anderson Apartments in Stockton.  Affiliated with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, the building includes 8 apartments for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Residents live independently in their own apartments with support services provided by LSSI. Many thanks to Kreider Services for assisting The Mop Shop expand its outreach efforts. (February 2024)

  • BREAKING NEWS:  DUE TO THE RECENT HEAVY SNOWFALL, DANGEROUS WINDCHILL AND HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS, THE MOP SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY,  JANUARY 13.  The health and safety of our clients and volunteers are always our top priority.  Please come see us on Monday, January 22.  We are now open the fourth Monday of every month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. We will also be open on Saturday, February 10.  Please stay safe and warm. (January 11, 2024)

  • Exciting News! In cooperation with Lord of Love Lutheran Church, The Mop Shop will now be open twice a month! We will continue serving clients the second Saturday of each month.  We will also be open the fourth Monday of the month.  Hours will be 10:00 am to 12:00 noon both days.  Clients may visit once a month.  We hope to see you soon!  New clients are always welcome! (January 2024)

  • Thanks to our friends at Stonedrift Spa at Eagle Ridge Golf Resort and Spa for the blankets donated to The Mop Shop. The plush blankets, cleaned and sanitized, will be well received by our clients as windchills in the days ahead are forecast to be as low as -45! The Mop Shop appreciates the well-timed and generous gifts.  Many thanks for your continued support! (January 2024)

  • Volunteers at The Mop Shop extend to you our best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!  The Mop Shop will be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 13, 2024.  New clients are always welcome! (January 2024)

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