Spirit of giving

Tree of Remembrance

Nov. 22-Dec. 25

Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale

(630) 856-6993

Amita St. Thomas Hospice once again will decorate 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 will be available next to the tree. Questions? Call the number listed above or send an email to [email protected].

Honor Central Teachers

Through Dec. 11


During these unusual times, rather than an individual gift, consider making a donation to the Hinsdale Central Foundation. This can include a teacher, coach, sponsor, counselor, or staff member. Parents also can donate in the name of their own former teachers/coaches. The honoree will receive a letter with the donor’s personal message included and a special certificate to display. Donations help support programming that benefits teachers, students, and families throughout Red Devil Nation. Send an email to [email protected] listing the personal to honor, his/her department or position, the amount of the donation and the personal message. Payment may be made at the website listed above or by Venmo to @HCHS-Foundation.

Toys for Tots

Through Dec. 12


The Marine Toys for Tots program is collecting new, unwrapped toys and money for new toys to deliver a message of hope that will inspire youngsters in need to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Sites in Hinsdale include the Hinsdale Animal Hospital, 218 W. Ogden Ave .; Evergreen Bank, 1 Grant Square; Walgreens, 15 Grant Square; and Cody’s Elves, 134 Maumell.

Hinsdale Humane Society Gift Shop


Holiday ornaments are one of many items for sale at the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Rescue and Resource Center online gift shop. Clothing, mugs, water bottles and and more are available for the humans on the gift list, with bandannas for furry friends. Purchases help the organization care for the animals at the shelter.

Schools Count Adopt a Family


Schools Count Corp. is sponsoring its first adopt a family initiative to make sure those in need have something to be thankful for this holiday season. Donations will be used to purchase food, holiday gift cards and coats. If donors prefer, they can send a gift card to Aldi’s, Target, Walmart, Jewel or a similar store. Donations may be made online or mailed to Richard Flesher, 12418 S. Compass Ave., Plainfield, IL 60585.