Spirit of giving
Last updated 12/4/2019 at 3:48pm | View PDF
52 S. Washington St., Hinsdale
Bring a friend, sip bubbly and spread holiday cheer at the Hinsdale Auxiliary of Children’s Home and Aid annual party. Organizers are collecting gift cards for foster teens from Wal Mart, Best Buy, H&M, GameStop, Jewel Osco, Amazon, Target and gas stations. Vintage Charm will donate 15 percent of sales to Children’s Home and Aid, and the Green Goddess Charitable Foundation will match the amount. Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Lux Living Holiday Party
323 S. Washington St., Hinsdale
Lifetherapy, owned by Hinsdale’s Lynette Lovelace, will host this unique shopping event offering one-of-a-kind gifts from vendors such as Mucci de Firenze of Hinsdale. Enjoy wine tasting hosted by Standard Market, wood-fired pizzas from Billy Bricks Pizza Truck and live music from by Abbey Carlson and Nicholas Stankus from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations will support Young Life and R33M, the Ross K MacNeill Foundation, which works to end pediatric brain cancer. Time: noon to 9 p.m. Suggested donation: $20.
Gifts for Yanks collection
Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 members will be collecting cash donations to purchase holiday gifts for hospitalized veterans and those in nursing homes/assisted living. All of the funds collected go to the vets. Watch for members around town or mail donations to Post 250, PO Box 92, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0092.
Christ Church of Oak Brook
501 Oak Brook Road
At this alternative shopping market, make contributions toward food and clothes for children or medical transportation or water for a village. A card that describes the project’s impact can be used to present the gift to the recipient. Enjoy live music, fellowship, tasty treats and activities for kids. A $5 lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Notre Dame Christmas Concert
Notre Dame Church
64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills
Enjoy a festive arrangement of new and traditional Christmas music, featuring church choirs, representatives from high school music groups and other fun surprises. The goal is to raise more than $6,000 to support activities within the parish. Tickets are available at the parish office and at the door. Time: 7:30 to 9 to p.m. Tickets: $15.
Through Dec. 8
Hinsdale Covenant Church
412 S. Garfield Ave.
Donate new or used blankets of any kind — lap throw, baby blankets, spreads, sheets and towels for distribution to need families in the inner city Christmas Eve. Leave donations inside the main entrance.
Tree of Remembrance
Through Dec. 25
Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale
Amita St. Thomas Hospice has decorated its Tree of Remembrance outside of BMO Harris Bank. Community members are able to make a donation and have a loved one’s name listed on the boards beside the tree. Envelopes are available on site.
District 86 Transition Center
tc.hinsdale86.org >Microbusiness Sales
The young adults from the Hinsdale Transition Center program have created unique handmade holiday greeting cards. Proceeds help support social outings for the program. Cost is $8 per set of five cards/envelopes plus shipping ($2 to $6 depending on size of order).