Spirit of giving

n Giving Tuesday Scholarship Fundraiser

Nov. 30

Il Poggiolo

8 E. First St., Hinsdale

Tips and 20 percent of bar proceeds will go to a scholarship program supporting youth in need, foster youth and Chicago interns. Donations up to $4,000 will be matched. Donations also may be made online at https://www.econcouncil.org/giving. Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

n ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Pop-Up Bar

Dec. 3-4

Joe’s Saloon

9220 47th St., Brookfield


Come dressed as a favorite character to experience Martini’s and Nick’s while raising money to support BEDS Plus Care. Tickets include light snacks and a full open bar. Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets: $60, $75 at the door if available.

n Toys for Tots

Dec. 4

Herb Melin’s garage

5734 Monroe St., Hinsdale

Drop off unwrapped toys for kids ages 1-14, which will be donated to a local Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. Please no stuffed animals or realistic toy weapons. Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

n Spirit Village

Dec. 4

Christ Church of Oak Brook

501 Oak Brook Road


At this alternative shopping market, make contributions toward items like food for children or water for a village and recieve a gift card to present. Enjoy live music, fellowship, tasty treats and activities for kids. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

n Blanket Drive

Through Dec. 5

Hinsdale Covenant Church

412 S. Garfield Ave.

(630) 323-2318

The church is collecting new or used blankets of any type — lap throws, baby blankets, spreads, sheets and towels. Donations may be left inside the church’s main entrance or by the front door on the benches. Pickups also can be scheduled. The items will be passed on to needy families in the inner city on Christmas Eve.