PLEASANTDALE GARDEN CLUB - PROJECTS & SUPPORT
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 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. Annual awards are typically $500.
*Planning and hosting an annual fundraising Spring Luncheon where members attend and invite friends. We gather prizes donated by members and businesses. Proceeds help fund Club Scholarships, projects & member education.
*Encouraging children’s recognition of Arbor Day by having members visit the Pleasantdale Elementary school to talk to the children about information relating to trees.
*Working with Pleasantdale Elementary 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.
*Baking and donating home-baked cookies to a local retirement home every December.
*Collecting and donating paperback books to Hines Hospital.
The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.
* GCI Operations Fund
* Blue Star Memorial Marker Fund
* Adopt a Trail
* Lincoln Memorial Garden & Children's Garden Funds
* University Scholarship Fund
* Roadside Operations and Wildflowers
* GCI Youth Activities
* Save the Prairie Foundation
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CLUB COMES FROM:
* Dues and donations from members
* Proceeds from our Spring Luncheon
* Prize donations by local businesses for our Luncheon
* Grants and Awards