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Play with heart this #GivingTuesday and the Oak Brook Park District Foundation. It takes a team to build a dream.

 by Jenny Stanko
Monday, 20 November

Oak Brook Park District Foundation wants to hit a home run this year. We teamed together with Oak Brook Park District and Unlimited Play Playgrounds designed a playground that serves all community members, regardless of age or ability. It will be located in Oak Brook’s Central Park and will feature many innovative pieces of equipment including a dual track ride zip line, pour and play baseball diamond and two levels of play fully accessible through ramping. We anticipate breaking ground in the spring of 2018 with the project completed August 2018.

However, this project will not be possible without your support. Our goal is to raise $2,500 on November 28 to go towards the playground. This online event is one day only, so don’t miss your chance to make a difference in your own community!

What is #GivingTuesday? It is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in counties around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Join the movement today by giving back to your – our – community.

How do I donate? Visit www.UniversalPlayground.org or donate right through Facebook!

Oak Brook Park District Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. So your donation could be tax deductible!

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Can We Count On You?

This season, you can make a significant impact in your community for generations to come.

This season, you can make a significant impact in your community for generations to come.

The Oak Brook Park District Foundation teamed up with Oak Brook Park DistrictLittle Tikes Commercial and Unlimited Play Playgrounds to create a unique, inclusive and universal playground in Oak Brook's Central Park. This playground is designed to break down psychological and emotional barriers, create an atmosphere of awareness, and a space where kids and families can celebrate cultural equality.

"Inclusion means that no matter what your abilities are you can enjoy being a kid. You can enjoy growing and playing with your peers," explained Lara Suleiman, Oak Brook resident and mom of three girls. Lara's middle daughter, Jayda, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth and is one of Oak Brook's little all-stars.

You have the opportunity to make a difference in Jayda's life to ensure she never has to sit on the sidelines. Help us create a space that allows children to develop self-confidence by mastering different physical challenges through side-by-side outdoor play.

"Jayda loves playing with her sisters. The playground is an equalizer. It is a space where they can all play together," added Lara.

It takes a team to build a dream, and we need your help. Your support would mean we can create a place for children and families that celebrates the realization that we are all a team and can benefit from each other - but we don't have a lot of time. The project is to be completed by August 2018, and we need your support today.

Can we count on you to donate $25, $50 or $100 today to help make sure families, like Jayda's, have a place to grow, learn and have fun?

We hope we can partner together to make a difference in our community. To donate today, visit www.UniversalPlayground.org.

Warmly and with best wishes for the holidays,

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Drink a Glass - or Two - for a Great Cause!

Help Oak Brook Park District Foundation build an all-inclusive, universal playground by drinking a glass of wine - or two!

Join the Oak Brook Park District Foundation for a fun evening supporting a great cause! On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Foundation will be hosting an Unwine Wednesday fundraiser to build an all-inclusive, universal playground in Oak Brook's Central Park!

This one of a kind playground will remove both physical and social barriers so ALL individuals, with or without disabilities or critical illnesses, can play side by side with their peers and families. It will feature many innovative pieces of equipment including a dual track zip line, a poured in place surface baseball diamond, and two levels of play that will be fully accessible through ramping. Play is a critical part of the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of every child as well as essential to developing cross-generational bonds. Their goal is to ensure no one is left on the sidelines.

The event will feature wine tastings with food pairings from La Barra Ristorante, raffle, wine pull, plus more! Tickets are $40 and available for purchase online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/obparks/Activity_Search/unwine-wednesday/4122

It takes a team to build a dream, and this project would not be possible without the amazing generosity of the community. Thank you to event sponsors Karl and Gayle Maurer and La Barra Ristorante as well as raffle sponsor RealtyOne & Associates - Megan Johnson and Alyssa Pisarski.

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Unwine Wednesday

Join the Oak Brook Park District Foundation for a fun evening supporting a great cause! 

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Oak Brook Park District Foundation will be hosting an Unwine Wednesday fundraiser to build an all-inclusive, universal playground at Oak Brook's Central Park!

This one of a kind playground will remove both physical and social barriers so ALL individuals, with or without disabilities or critical illnesses, can play side by side with their peers and families. 

The playground will feature many innovative pieces of equipment including a dual track zip line, a poured in place surface baseball diamond, and two levels of play that will be fully accessible through ramping. Play is a critical part of the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of every child as well as essential to developing cross-generational bonds. Our goal is to ensure no one is left on the sidelines.

The event will feature wine tastings with food pairings, silent auction, wine pull, plus more!

It takes a team to build a dream, and this project would not be possible without the amazing generosity of our community. For more information on the project, visit www.UniversalPlayground.org. Tickets are $40 per person.

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It Takes a Team to Build a Dream

It takes a team to build a dream playground. Can we count on you to make a difference this year?

The Oak Brook Park District and their Foundation have teamed up to ensure no one is left on the sidelines. They are working hard to build an all-inclusive, universal playground in Oak Brook's Central Park to serve all community members, regardless of age or ability. Specially designed, this playground will remove physical and social barriers so ALL individuals can play side by side with their peers and families. To make this project a reality, donate today at www.UniversalPlayground.org or contact Liz Littwin, Corporate and Community Relations at 630-645-9521. It takes a team to build a dream. Can we count on you to make a difference this year?

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OAk Brook kiwanis club

Proclamation-of-MeritOn July 31, 2017, the Oak Brook Kiwanis Club hosted a golf fundraiser in which 80% of the proceeds were designated to benefit the Oak Brook Park District Foundation to contribute to the future Central Park “Oak Brook Sandlot” playground. Their donation totaled $2,500.00. In honor of their generous contribution, the Oak Brook Park District Park Board of Commissioners presented Kiwanis with a Proclamation of Merit to show their pride and gratitude towards the organization and the individuals that support its mission.

 

 

 

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