In March, the Pierce Downer Student Council led a Project Linus service project to help critically-ill children. “Project Linus is an organization that collects blankets for sick children in order to provide a sense of security that only a blanket can give,” said Lauren Minardi, Pierce Downer sixth grade teacher […]
58 Doing Good
District 58 schools united to raise money for the St. Baldrick Foundation, a non-profit that supports childhood cancer research.
Area athletic trainers from Athletico, Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South wanted to give back to the community this month, which is National Athletic Training Month. They teamed up with District 58’s Blessings in a Backpack program to make it happen! Blessings in a Backpack provides low-income students with […]
Fairmount families recently volunteered to pack meals at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit that provides nutritionally-complete meals for malnourished children. Fairmount brought 169 children, parents and teachers to participate in the event! Thanks to their efforts, they packed 196 boxes and 42,336 meals – enough to feed 116 kids […]
More than 100 community members attended the Blessings in a Backpack fundraiser on March 8 to support District 58 students in need. Blessings in a Backpack is a national nonprofit that provides low-income children – including children in District 58 – with food to eat over the weekend. In District […]
The Chicago Blackhawks will name Herrick seventh grader Gabriella Frank the “Blackhawks Fan of the Game” for her outstanding community service during their game tonight! “Gabriella received this honor due to her ongoing commitment to her program, Gabi’s Helping Hands,” said her mother, Heather. “She created her own program to donate […]
Hillcrest fifth grader Owen Chaidez is changing the face of beauty, literally. Changing the Face of Beauty is a nonprofit that aims to encourage the media to feature all types of people in advertisements – including differently-abled people. Owen and his family have worked with Changing the Face of Beauty […]
Belle Aire and Lester students and staff proudly committed to the Great Kindness Challenge last week. Throughout the week, they kept track of every kind act they committed, aiming to reach 50! Nice work! For example, Lester students wrote down every kind act they committed. When the challenge completed, students linked all […]
A group of Pierce Downer students and parents recently gathered for an after-school meal packing event, benefiting the non-profit, Blessings in a Backpack. This organization helps District 58 students in need by providing them with meals for the weekend. Thanks to their time and effort, these families packed 300 meals!
Story contributed by Liz Foreman Photography contributed by Amy Goray Students took a hands-on approach to combatting hunger in our community by organizing a school-wide food and holiday toy drive followed by a group visit to the West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) in Woodridge. This was one of several holiday […]