Doing Good in the Neighborhood

Image from Downers Grove Reporter story Bill Ackerman -

Image from Downers Grove Reporter story (Bill Ackerman –

We need to have Little Free Libraries in our neighborhood.  We need one by the pedestrian entrance to McCollum, maybe one near the school, and one by that other nature area near 65th Street. We won’t be the first to have them in Downers Grove, but we shouldn’t be the last, either! I have lots of books to give away. Here’s how we can do it. Thanks to fellow El Sierra parent Stu Shipinski for reminding me about this idea this morning.

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s great that breast cancer gets a lot of attention and great big organizations like the NFL partner up to make sure people don’t forget about it, but there are a lot of other cancers that need treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is holding a Light the Night Walk to help raise funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by this disease worldwide each year. Cancer cures need research, and research costs money. Please donate whatever and whenever you can.

You know who brings us that great downtown Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning by the train station? The Indian Boundary YMCA does, and they are waiving their joiner’s fee now until October 8. They have great programs and events for families, wonderful swim lessons, and with cold weather coming you’re going to need some indoor space to get exercise. Because I know you’re all exercising, right? It’s so good for you, and I want you to stay healthy. I know we have a great Park District, but the Y is on our side of town.

In closing, I would love to add this to Fall Fest next year, or to a Downers Grove community event (maybe the Farmer’s Market?) It looks very fun. Something for me to work on for next year. I’ll have to get a funky hat for the emcee.


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