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 […]
58 Doing Good
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 […]
Local groups donate toys, winter clothes to DG58 Downers Grove is an incredibly generous community! This holiday season, District 58 received many winter clothing and toy donations from a variety of organizations, including the Downers Grove Roadrunners Soccer Club, the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club, Family Service Shelter, the Knights of […]
Contributed by Jen Haselhorst Hillcrest third grade Girl Scout Troop 50972 collected 55 containers of laundry soap. A guest speaker from the St. Vincent de Paul Society spoke to the girls about how to help those less fortunate while working on their Philanthropy badge. He told them some of the items that […]
Hillcrest Speech Pathologist Lauren Diamond and Fifth Grade Teacher Brittany Cerny collaborated this year to start a new school club: the Hillcrest Service Club. During the club’s first meeting, students brainstormed how they wanted to help the community this school year. Every week since then, the group has embarked on […]
Blessings in a Backpack is a national nonprofit that provides children in need — including children in District 58 — with food to eat over the weekend.Recently, Tyson Foods held a local employee fundraiser, during which staff purchased, sorted and donated nearly 1,800 bags of food to the District 58 […]
Cub Scouts from Kingsley and El Sierra recently held a toy drive, benefitting Toys for Tots. Thank you for your donations, boys!
O’Neill Middle School Cadette girl scouts kicked off their Thanksgiving break in the best way possible — by helping those in need. The girls volunteered their time packing boxes of food for Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit that provides food to children in need worldwide. Each volunteer packed enough […]