Water Street Naperville to host fall mum sale to benefit We Grow Dreams special needs

Water Street in downtown Naperville will host a plant sale featuring fall mums, hay bales, pumpkin décor and mixed pots from We Grow Dreams in West Chicago.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Foyo Plaza.

We Grow Dreams is a professional nonprofit nursery and greenhouse providing training and employment to young adults who have graduated from high school transition programs.

"This is a perfect opportunity to stop on your way to brunch or shopping on Water Street and support this wonderful cause while you complete your fall decorating," said Nick Ryan, executive chairman, Marquette Companies, developer of Water Street. "Everything from We Grow Dreams is high quality and beautiful, and each plant is grown with love. We are proud to support their efforts to provide training and employment for these special young adults."

Free parking is available in the Water Street deck located on the south side of the Hotel Indigo off on Main or Webster Streets.

Founded in 2004 by a group of parents determined to help their young people gain job and social skills, the We Grow Dreams job-training program provides opportunities for team members to learn a variety of tasks in the day-to-day operation of a wholesale and retail greenhouse business.

More than 45 specific jobs have been identified for the job-training program including deadheading plants, filling pots with soil for seeds/seedlings, transplanting, spacing plant materials, watering, stocking plants/supplies, greeting & assisting customers, running the cash register, folding cartons, clerical tasks and maintenance tasks.

Team members develop valuable work, communication, and social skills that will facilitate their employment in the future.

For more information on We Grow Dreams, visit

Water Street in downtown Naperville features award-winning restaurants including Ben & Jerry's, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Santo Cielo, SixtyFour Wine Bar, Sparrow Coffee, Quiubo and Vasili's Mediterranean. Shops include Sea Love Candles and Trails & Tides.

Water Street is also home to Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk, Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa and Elements Events.

For information on Water Street Naperville, visit

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