The Birches gives thanks and gives back
Nov 25, 2015 4:18 PM - Although Thanksgiving is best known as a time of year to give thanks, it is also the perfect time of year to give back-- and the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills spent the month of November doing just that. Birches staff and residents participated in two fundraisers and worked with families from Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills to make blankets for children in need through the Linus Project. At the beginning of November, The Birches began selling raffle tickets for its first ever Honey Raffle in which 44 lucky winners walked away with a two-ounce jar of honey from the Birches' hives. The proceeds from the Honey Raffle were donated to the Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary, a project undertaken by volunteers from the Village of Clarendon Hills who wish to turn .15 acre of unused public land into an apiary and education gardens filled with native vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, wildflowers, butterfly, wall and rain gardens, and a space for an open classroom.