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Giving Tuesday is December 2

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Locally #GiveOP+RF is a way for you to bring needed additional resources to nonprofits serving Oak Park and River Forest. Developed by the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation in partnership with the Wednesday Journal/OakPark.com, #GiveOP+RF invites you to join us on social media to benefit local nonprofits.

You can make your donation benefit the Park District of Oak Park by giving toward the Trust for Austin Gardens. Make a donation to The Trust for Austin Gardens.

Henry W. Austin, Jr. donated the land for Austin Gardens to the Park District in 1947 on the condition that it remains a public park bearing the Austin family name. The District officially received ownership of the property upon the death of Mrs. Austin in 1954. The park includes a wildflower woodland habitat first planted in 1970 by members of the League of Women Voters, as well as pathways and hundreds of trees. In 2015 an environmental learning center will be constructed in Austin Gardens for nature programs and day camps. A Trust for Austin Gardens is held by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and the proceeds are used for extraordinary maintenance and recreation activities. Make a donation to The Trust for Austin Gardens.

 

 

 

 

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