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 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Color Walk to brighten mental health conversation

Walk a mile in my shoes. This phrase from days gone by encourages the practice of empathy. It fosters an understanding, awareness and sensitivity to others in need. It offers a... — Updated 5/11/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Derby Day Party a trifecta of aid for families in need

The Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Children's Home + Aid Society has made America's run for the roses synonymous with empowerment through its trifecta of commitment to provide care and... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual HJWC benefit to support many in need

More than 50 nonprofits across the greater Chicago area are turning to the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club this year with the hope of receiving vital grant money from the... — Updated 3/9/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Infant Welfare Tablescapes brings chalet chic to Midwest

Bringing luxury outdoors is the theme of one of the showcased tables at the Infant Welfare's annual Tablescapes charity event - inspired by one Hinsdale businesswoman's love of... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Misericordia women to celebrate silver jubilee at Heart of Gold

Those who have tirelessly worked and volunteered alongside Sister Rosemary Connelly over her many decades of service have undoubtably heard her share her passionate thoughts on... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Assembly culminates year of service

Members of the Hinsdale Assembly Class of 2021 soon will be returning home from college to celebrate a year's worth of community service and fundraising for the Hinsdale Hospital Fo... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Holiday Ball returns to The Community House

While it seems like the lights have always been on at Hinsdale's community mainstay, the holiday revelers who have graced Kettering Hall for decades to ring in the season... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Books & Brunch marks event milestone

Twenty-five years ago, the women of the Hinsdale-based Assistance League Chicagoland West chapter pivoted from the traditional luncheon fundraiser with a novel idea - to host a... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Garden walk to help fund school's outdoor areas

What started off nearly 15 years ago as a home-based school for children and young adults living with autism has become a beacon of light for those families seeking to provide a... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Kitchen Walk to highlight Hinsdale's great outdoors

The coveted outdoor spaces of seven Hinsdale homes, with perennials in bloom, pristine pools and immaculately manicured gardens and pathways, will be showcased at this year's... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Kitchen Walk Luncheon goes social this year

The Hinsdale Historical Society is taking to social media this month to bring timeless design inspiration to Hinsdale, culminating in its virtual luncheon, "Making Old, New Again"... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Infant Welfare Tablescapes to be weeklong affair

Ten days prior to hosting the 23rd annual Tablescapes Illuminate luncheon in March of last year, the Hinsdale chapter of the Infant Welfare Society was forced to postpone its event... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Women's league devotes its heart to Misericordia

While reflecting on her nearly decade-long tenure with the Misericordia Women's League, this year's Heart of Gold award recipient, Kathy Connor, attributes the league's success to... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Light Up the Night to illuminate virtually this year

Working as a Chicago Public Schools speech pathologist, Clarendon Hills mother-of-two Jen Alsman saw first-hand the struggles low-income families faced while striving to provide... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Holiday Ball organizers gift ornaments to give thanks

A six point snowflake holiday ornament, which now adorns the trees of The Community House Holiday Ball's friends and supporters, has become a symbol of hope and thanksgiving during... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

100 Women giving back quite a lot to area nonprofits

When Karen Vrdolyak attended last fall's 100 Women Who Give a Damn fundraiser in Western Springs, she was unsure that her organization, the Harvey-based Restoration Ministries'... — Updated 11/11/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

'Uncorked' goes virtual to benefit cancer research

Raising funds for cancer research continues to serve as a pillar for Scoreboard Charities as it prepares to host its fourth annual charity wine event. This year to stay one step... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House Ball ... At Your House goes virtual

While the pandemic has affected everyone, young and old, those living with cancer have been particularly impacted. Wellness House has provided a constant source of support for the... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Juniors earn for Regional Rock Star Award

Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club recently stepped up to the plate to answer a call for help by those directly impacted by COVID-19 - the village's frontline heroes at AMITA Health... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House walk goes virtual to raise funds

In the midst of social distancing, one quarantine-approved activity has brought so many of us out of our homes — walking. For Wellness House, the influx of pedestrians taking to... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual Derby Day event supports children in need

In 1883, a Presbyterian minister in a small town located more than 200 miles from Chicago decided to transform his sermons into a catalyst for change to help the thousands of... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Events to shine light on Angel Harvey Health Center

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center provides traditional health services to more than 13,000 patients annually in the Chicago area. But the access to vital resources and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Misericordia goes country to benefit Heart of Mercy

The Misericordia Women's League will take its annual fundraiser off the March Madness court for a coun- try-music inspired fete with a goal to raise nearly a half a million dollars... — Updated 1/14/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Assembly instills lifetime of service for local teens

After spending their first few months away at school, a group of students will return home to Hinsdale over winter break to celebrate their cumulative efforts volunteering and... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Women philanthropists harness the power of 100

One newly formed organization is harnessing the power of 100 women philanthropists in one room, for one hour, to create a fierce fundraising powerhouse in our community. In 2017,... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

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