Projects



PLEASANTDALE GARDEN CLUB - PROJECTS & SUPPORT

PROJECTS
Our members are involved in community projects.
Here are the most current:

Planning, planting and maintaining the Robert Vial House Historic Garden.
The House and Garden are located adjacent to the Pleasantdale Park District building on 74th 
and Wolf Road in Burr Ridge. Members volunteer each week in the summer to maintain
the garden and also prepare the garden in the spring and cleanup in the fall.

Awarding scholarships to Lyons Township High School students
studying Horticulture, Botany, Conservation, Landscape Design, Environmental Studies
or Golf Course Management. Anual awards are typically $1,000.

Planning and hosting an annual fundraising Spring Luncheon
where members invite friends and gather prizes donated by members and businesses.
Proceeds help fund Club projects & member education, including the scholarships.

Encouraging children’s recognition of Arbor Day by having members visit a school
to talk to the children about information relating to trees.

Working with Pleasantdale School on their butterfly garden.
 
Demonstrating and providing Garden Therapy Projects to residents in a local
health care center including flower arranging or easy craft ideas.

Making simple floral arrangements for health care center residents.

Baking and donating home-baked cookies to the Illinois Masonic Children’s Home
every December.

Collecting used postage stamps for the Audubon Society and
collecting Campbell soup labels for Pleasantdale School.

Saving soda can pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Family Place at University of Chicago.

Collecting and donating used eye glasses to the Lions Club.

Collecting and donating paperback books to Hines Hospital. 


MONETARY SUPPORT:  

The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.
* Illinois Headquarters Fund
* Blue Star Memorial Marker
* Scholarship Fund
* Adopt a Trail
* Lincoln Memorial Garden’s
     Landscape Restoration Endowment Fund
* Conservation Scholarship
* Roadside Operation Wild Flower
* Youth activities
* Save the Prairie



FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CLUB COMES FROM:

* Dues and donations from members
* Proceeds from our Spring Luncheon
* Donations by local businesses for our Luncheon
* Grants and Awards
 
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