Spirit of giving
Last updated 12/8/2021 at 11:08am | View PDF
Holiday Gifts for Hinsdale Central Teachers
Through Dec. 10
Honor a teacher, coach, sponsor, counselor or staff member with a donation to the Hinsdale Central Foundation in their name. The individual will receive a letter with the donor’s message included and a special certificate to display. Donations support programs that benefit teachers, students and families. Visit the website listed above to participate.
First Folio Holiday Auction
Through Dec. 12
This holiday auction features quality jewelry, stunning artwork, kits to start a new hobby and more. Proceeds support First Folio.
Tree of Remembrance
Through Jan. 1
Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale
Amita St. Thomas Hospice’s Tree of Remembrance will stand outside of BMO Harris Bank from Thanksgiving through the new year. Community members are able to make a donation and have a loved one’s name listed on the boards beside the tree. Visit the website listed above for details.
Hinsdale Humane Society Gift Shop
Find the perfect gift for an animal-lover at the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Rescue and Resource Center online gift shop. T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, tote bags, stuffed animals and more are available for the humans on the gift list. Purchases help the organization care for the animals at the shelter.
D86 Threads Gift Shop
The young adults from the Hinsdale Transition Center program can create custom spirit wear for the prefect holiday gift. Proceeds help support social outings for the program. Visit the website listed above to view products and pricing.
Sponsor a Homeless Animal
Animal sponsorships are a great way to support homeless animals and a great gift idea. For a minimum sponsorship of $50, recipients will help provide care for an animal of their choosing, receive a personalized gift sponsorship certificate with the pet’s photo and listing on the society’s website, if desired. Sponsorships can be purchased online. Questions? Call Deborah Kraus at (630) 323-5630, Ext. 32, or email her at [email protected].
Brookfield Zoo Adopt an Animal
This holiday season, shop for the purr-fect present without having to leave home. The Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Adoption program is highlighting several featured creatures: Hoffman’s Two-toed sloths Raisin and J.Law, Bunny reindeer, Heidi orangutan and Pistachio Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Donations to the program are gifts that give twice — helping to provide expert care and feeding of an animal for one year as well as giving a thoughtful and unique present to a loved one. Other animals also are available. The basic package includes a photo, certificate, fact sheet and more. Price: $35 basic package, $65 for plush package (includes stuffed animal).