Spirit of giving

n Greeting card fundraiser


Help the Hinsdale Central Boosters ring in the holidays with a greeting card fundraiser through http://www.minted.com. Use the promo code FUNDRAISEHINSDALEHS to receive 20 percent off an order and Boosters will receive a donation equal to 15 percent of the total purchase. All funds raised support Central students through fall and spring Grants to activities and athletics.

n BEDS Plus Adopt a Family

Through Dec. 15

BEDS Plus office

9601 E. Ogden Ave., La Grange


(708) 354-0858

The Adopt-A-Family Gift Giving Program matches a donor with clients who cannot afford to celebrate the holidays. The Holiday Gift Sets program asks donor to provide five or more gift bags filled with identical items for our adult clients. The third program is a set of client families identified to receive gifts through the Blackberry Market La Grange Giving Tree Program. Head to Blackberry Market to learn more. Donors also can give through the Amazon.com wish list.

n Jingle Ball

Dec. 16

Hinsdale Humane Society

21 Salt Creek Lane


(630) 323-5630

The Hinsdale Humane Society Junior Board invites the whole family to enjoy pup time, a bake sale, cookie decorating, games, letters to Santa and filling stockings for cats. All guests are encouraged to bring wrapped, stocking-sized gifts for adoptable cats and dogs and wear a favorite ugly sweater. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15, $10 for kids under 12. RR

n Tree of Remembrance

Through Jan. 1

Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale


Advent Health 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.

n 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 and help raise money to care for homeless animals. T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, tote bags and stickers are available for the humans on the gift list. Purchases help the organization care for the animals at the shelter.

n 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 an optional 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].

n 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.