Oak Brook Gives Back!


We would like to thank the residents of Oak Brook Estates for making our first annual 'Joy of Giving' donation contest an overwhelming success. For ten days in December, we conducted a drive to collect items for the less fortunate in our area and issued raffle tickets for each item donated. 


In early January, we took the 1,000+ new items donated to four local charities: 

The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

The Salvation Army

Loaves & Fishes of Kalamazoo

The Portage Community Center


A very special thank you is in order to our volunteers for their help in sorting and delivering the items--Mark and Therese Krajewski, Jean Pittman, and Sandy Sloan. 


We are proud to have witnessed such selflessness this holiday season, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 


Most sincerely, 

Joel and Karen

Ede Moody

Marian Swearingen



Drawing Winners!

We drew 11 raffle tickets at random after all items had been collected; each winner will receive a $25 Visa gift card. 

  • Emily Bales
  • John and Karen Betts
  • Linda Bischoff
  • Suzanne Bowman
  • JoAnn Desmond
  • Ada Follis
  • Julie Kalis
  • Marilyn Kennedy
  • Jean Pittman
  • Ray Simons
  • Ron and Suk Williams