Community donates to PADS

Rosalie Koldan of Amboy Arts & Antiques, pictured left, poses with PADS Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter Executive Director Terra Lorenzen with the more than 300 items that were donated by the community. Tonja Greenfield/Amboy News

DIXON — For the second consecutive year, Rosalie Koldan and Shirley Guay, owners of Amboy Arts & Antiques located at 231 E. Main Street, Amboy, started a collection for the PADS Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter in Dixon, which ran from Thanksgiving weekend to the Amboy Christmas Walk on Dec. 14.

Working with PADS Executive Director Terra Lorenzen a wish list was generated for cleaning supplies and personal care items. 

Guay and Koldan could not be more thankful to the generosity of their community with this immediate response and willingness to help others. It’s nice to know the shelves at the shelter will be replenished. More than 300 items were collected.

“We are very fortunate to live in a place where when you say help is needed, everybody steps up,” Koldan said.

The PADS Shelter is located at 203 W. Everett Street, in Dixon. The organization provides temporary housing for individuals, food and services to those in need. 

For more information on PADS and how you can help, visit their Facebook page, or call 815-288-6818 or by emailing [email protected]

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