Second Annual “Hope in a Suitcase”  

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10am~1pm

Will County Black Diamond Chapter of TLOD and our Community Partner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois are collecting new and “gently loved” luggage and overnight bags for children in Illinois foster care that are currently transporting their belongings in garbage bags. 

All donations will benefit Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois and Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness agencies.

Drop off donations at

Blue Door Neighborhood Center

11849 S. Marshfield, Chicago  

10 am ~1 pm 

Also accepting monetary donations via PayPal.

Send to:

(select the friends & family option and place “Hope in a Suitcase” in the memo section).

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​​​It is with great admiration that I bring you greetings on behalf of the Will County Black Diamond Chapter (WCBD) of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. a 501©3 non-profit, national humanitarian volunteer organization. Our remarkable chapter is comprised of women that are committed to broadening the mission of TLOD, which is to enhance and enrich the lives of youth and adults.

Our theme, “Restored, Renewed and Ready to Serve Part II: Pruning and Pivoting with a Purpose” will drive our members to successfully carry out our five programmatic thrusts: Top Teens of America, Community Partnerships, Community Beautification, Senior Citizens, and Status of Women, as we remain committed to organizations and corporate partners in Will County and the Chicagoland areas that have related missions, in order to have an even greater impact in the lives of those we serve. 

Lady Verleaner Lane
Chapter President
Will County Black Diamond Chapter

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. 

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Lady Verleaner Lane

Chapter President

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