Barrington Junior Women’s Club Casino Royale Event Raises Funds for Scholarships, Grants & 20th Annual Safety Town Celebration

 The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) brought the glamour of Monaco’s Casino Royale to Biltmore Country Club, raising about $45,000 during their 2017 Spring Fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds will pay for improvements to Safety Town, the club’s beloved kids’ summer camp which is about to celebrate 20 years in Barrington! Over 235 guests attended Casino Royale on March 4th, ... Read more...

March’s Featured Nonprofit | Hope’s In Style Sets New Goal for 5th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

 Barrington High School students planning Sunday’s 5th annual Hope’s in Style Fashion Show aim to raise $75,000 to build ten more homes in Guatemala City this summer. Featuring student stylists and models, the March 12th event could help volunteers raise enough funds to bring the total number of homes built by Hope’s In to thirty-two in the past five years. ... Read more...

Good Works: 1st Annual Bags for Charity Boosts Ride for 3 Reasons

 Organizers say the first annual Bags for Charity tournament was a great success in raising funds and awareness for Barrington High School student Jan Gierlach’s upcoming 3,300 mile solo bike ride from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, Florida. After graduating early from BHS, Jan will be setting off in February of 2017 with the hope of raising $600,000 to ... Read more...

Prairie Students Auctioning Painted Rain Barrels to Support Partner School in Kenya

 With the help of art teacher Lori Weyburn, students at Prairie Middle School have hand painted eight rain barrels which they’re auctioning off to raise funds for Ndemu Elementary, a school they’re sponsoring in Kenya. Prairie partnered with the school through H2O for Life, an organization helping provide a clean water source, bathroom facilities and sanitation education to students at ... Read more...

“Get the Dirt on Composting” Class with Smart Farm of Barrington

 Did you know that 40% of the waste in our landfills is food that can be composted? That’s why Smart Farm of Barrington is inviting all who are interested in learning more to join their “All About Composting” event from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 21st. Smart Farm’s comprehensive class will feature master composters and Mindful Waste co-founders, ... Read more...

Good Works: Parents Surprise Roslyn School Teachers with Lounge Makeover

 We have all seen the shows on TV where an unsuspecting homeowner is surprised with a kitchen or bathroom makeover. That’s exactly how the teachers at Roslyn Elementary School felt when they returned to work after spring break. A small group of Roslyn parents spent spring break transforming the tired-looking teachers’ lounge into a comfortable space where the teachers can ... Read more...

Derby Party Draws Record Crowd, Raises Over $65K for Barrington Children’s Charities

 A beautiful day and a brand new venue brought record attendance to Barrington Children’s Charities’ sixth annual Kentucky Derby Party, which raised over $65,000 to support kids in the Barrington area. More than 230 guests attended this “Derby Party Like No Other”, where colorful hats were spotted at every turn on the rooftop terrace at Shakou Sushi, which is celebrating ... Read more...

Get Growing: Help Smart Farm Clean Up Barrington’s Community Garden

 Now here’s a great way to celebrate Earth Week! All are welcome to join Smart Farm of Barrington volunteers on Saturday as they clean up our community gardens for spring to grow produce for local food pantries. Want to learn a thing or two about gardening? Pitch in Saturday and you’ll be working alongside some of Barrington’s most knowledgeable gardeners! ... Read more...

Good Works: Saint Anne’s 6th Grade “Kindness Expo” Raises $1,700 for Migrant Workers

 Students at Saint Anne Parish School worked hard this Lenten season to raise money to help others. In addition to $200 raised during the 8th grade bake sale, 6th graders hosted Saint Anne’s first ever “Kindness Expo”, raising over $1,700 for migrant workers in Yakima, Washington! 6th grade teacher Megan Feit says students in her religion class were inspired to ... Read more...

VIDEO: BHS Dance Marathon Raises $14.4K for Miracle Network Families at Lurie Children’s Hospital

 A night of serious dancing pays off for Barrington High School students who surpassed their $10,000 fundraising goal by raising nearly $14,400 during their Miracle Network Dance Marathon Saturday. The money raised will support young patients fighting pediatric illness and their families at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. About 200 students came out to Saturday’s Dance Marathon, which was organized by ... Read more...

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