We Can’t Say Thank You Enough

April was Volunteer Month, and our volunteers came out in droves.

Our first workday coincided with Gardens Open! on April 25. Volunteers braved a wet and chilly day to clear brush and weeds, fill beds, repair the Communication Stations and other tasks to bring the gardens back from their winter doldrums.

High School Service learners dropped in at Global(CPS Students showed up to help on opening day)


Fixing Com Station at Global(Chilly gardeners fixed the communications station and cleaned up Global)

City Year and Hyatt Hotel employees rebuilt the community area at Global! (With special thanks to Hyatt for donating all supplies)

CityYear-Hyatt(City Year and employees of Hyatt Hotels rebuilt the Global Gardens stage)

Eileen Fisher Highland Park helped us connect with Girls in the Game and YWCA Tech Gyrls to build the new beds at Hello!Howard

Girls have power (drills)
(Girls have power (drills)!)

We met a lot of new volunteers at the Employee Volunteer Fair sponsored by funder Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. We can’t wait to work with them, and with you!

Would you like to volunteer? Sign up for the volunteer newsletter here or watch the Classes and Events page for volunteer opportunities that work for you!