The Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $10,000 to West Suburban PADS, a Maywood-based nonprofit that helps individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Baird & Warner Oak Park office has supported West Suburban PADS in years past, and this grant is part of a larger, $50,000 donation Baird & Warner made to Chicago-area nonprofits.
Oak Park Public Library, River Forest Public Library and Dominican University's Rebecca Crown Library will kick off on Monday, October 21 their collaborative Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys series with a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Dominican University's Social Hall, 7900 W. Division Street.
What do the the Beye Bobcat, DePaul Blue Demon mascot and footplayers from Oak Park River Forest High School all have in common? They were all at William Beye Elementary School Wednesday morning for 'Walk to School Day'.
Celebrating Seniors, an organization that honors and supports those who are 60 years and older, is hosting an informational session on Thursday, Oct. 17 for those interested in volunteering with the group.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Geneva Foundation is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
Michelle Vanderlaan, owner of Sugar Cup Trading on Marion Street, designed her boutique to be as green as possible. She installed recycled flooring and used reclaimed material for displays, but the cost of installing high efficiency light bulbs was just too expensive. "I did everything else, but upgrading my lighting just didn't make economic sense at the time," Vanderlaan said.
Pilgrim Congregrational Church [460 Lake St.] invites Oak Park, River Forest and Austin residents to Family Halloween Night Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Activities include crafts, games, storytelling and costume photos for children ages 3-12 and a hot dog dinner.