HOMEWOOD BOARD MEETING — Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here or dial 312-626-6799. ID 980 4907 6232, passcode 830183.
GIVING TUESDAY — Today local non-profit organizations urge supporters to pitch in and help them continue their services. Here is a non-exhaustive list of organizations seeking support.
- Flossmoor Veterans Memorial hopes to raise $5,000 by selling commemorative bricks that will be installed as part of the Wall of Honor memorial next year.
- Spotlight Performance Academy is a third of the way to its $10,000 campaign goal. Donate here.
- Support community theater by donating to 23 Miles South Theatre.
- Homewood Science Center provides STEM and STEAM learning opportunities.
- Cancer Support Center provides support and hope for cancer patients.
- South Suburban Humane Society cares for pets and finds them homes.
- The Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History is raising money to refurbish the Wagner Building as the future home of Flossmoor history materials and events.
- The Drama Group accepts donations here.
- Support the Homewood Historical Society by joining the organization here.
- Contribute to Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse (formerly South Suburban Family Shelter) helping individuals and families who experience domestic violence to heal and be safe.
- Keep the orchestra thriving by giving to the Illinois Philharmonic.
- Help You Matter 2, the youth leadership and empowerment organization.
- Flossmoor Baseball and Softball is accepting donations here.
- Sponsor a Homewood baseball or softball team.
ORNAMENT TREE — The Village of Homewood is inviting residents to contribute ornaments to the village Christmas tree that will be located in Martin Square. Drop off a family or business decorated ornament at village hall by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, so they can be on the tree for Holiday Lights on Dec. 1. Ornaments must be ball shaped, weatherproof, shatterproof and windproof. The tree will remain outside until the end of December. Ornaments will not be returned, so village officials urge participants not to share heirlooms.