The week before Earth Day, Dabble Cares and Seventh Green Circle painted nature scenes, learned all about ecology and conservation, and planted flowering seed bombs.
Slow Food Chicago
The Slow Foods crew spent the morning volunteering in the preSERVE garden.
We spent the CTU Day of Action with Mission Propelle and State Representative Sara Feigenholtz at Open Books for a afternoon of yoga, arts & crafts, and leadership.
In preparation for Earth Day, Alderman Smith, Dabble Cares and Seventh Green Circle came together to plant native wildflowers at the Midwest Buddhist Temple’s Legacy Garden.
We celebrated the Solar Equinox making wildflower seed bombs at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
For our inaugural Dabble Cares event, Dabble Cares celebrated MLK Day and National Mentoring Month with Open Books, Yuri Lane and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. After a service project at Open Books, we hopped aboard the EL for an architecture experience accompanied by International beatbox star Yuri Lane.
Bateman Elementary students toured LUMA to learn about Alzheimer's, and then joined SAIC'S art therapy expert Yemonja Smalls for an intergenerational art workshop at the Clare.
Edison Elementary student's intergenerational art workshop at the Clare with SAIC'S art therapy expert Yemonja Smalls, and the 91 year-old co-founder of the Chicago Children's Museum, Jean Morman Unsworth.
Friends of LaSalle Elementary Spring Spruce-up
Peterson Garden Project
Cards for mom & Cardz for Kidz!
Cards for Mother's Day & GIF-a-littleBits! for Cardz for Kidz!
Kids in the Square
Super fun day enjoying stories, songs, face painting & making greetings for Cardz for Kidz! in Lincoln Square, one of our favorite neighborhoods.
Chicago Kids Day
We had a blast learning all about health and wellness, and crafting cards for hospitalized kids around the globe.
We toured LUMA's Utermohlen exhibit & viewed artwork from CPS students and Clare seniors at Hershey's Chocolate World.
Nettelhorst Pride Fence
Nettelhorst became the first public elementary school to walk in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade, and since then, the school's Pride Fence has become an enduring symbol of tolerance and LGBTQ equality. We joined the Center on Halsted and the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce helping the Nettelhorst School community make a rainbow.
Nettelhorst HOPE Tree
HOPE grows roots at Broadway & Melrose. We helped the children and community members add their wishes and hopes to decorated trees along Broadway. Big thank you to the construction company who magically appeared with a cherry picker to help us put disco balls in the trees!
Shakes for Sophia
One of our Little Dabblers, Sophia, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January. She is in treatment and is doing fairly well, but this journey has opened our eyes to the dire need for more compassionate and effective treatment options.
Wonderful weekend of pony rides, face painting, and crafting greetings for Cardz for Kidz!, an organization that delivers handmade cards to hospitalized children across the globe.
The 606 Block Party
We celebrated the community spirit that launched Chicago’s first elevated trail by crafting greetings for Cardz for Kidz!
Goda tider! We had a blast making Cardz for Kidz in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood.
Corks & Crayons
Yummy-yummy! Purple Asparagus' kid-friendly annual benefit hosted by Mama Cuisine's superstar chef, Johanna Cook.
We kicked off the National Week of Making with Pete Hill of Hands-on-Training,and Catalyze Chicago installing the next phase of the Nettelhorst Hope Tree project...Operation Hope Drops. When it rains, look down to find the children's messages of hope on the sidewalks all over Chicago!
We helped Nettelhorst students respond to the Orlando tragedy with a Hope Drop.
We helped students at CPS Linne Elementary respond to the school budget crisis with a rain-activated Hope Drop.
We helped a Kentucky church group restoring Chicago's iconic Avondale install a rain-activated Hope Drop.
Green Music Fest
We learned how to lead a sustainable lifestyle, crafted greetings Cardz for Kidz!, and celebrated the National Day of Making by installing a Hope Drop.
Slow Food Chicago
We spent the evening volunteering in the preSERVE garden.
Chicago Pride Parade
The fabulous Dabble Sprites zipped with Nettelhorst Elementary School in Chicago’s Pride Parade. Proving, once again, that love conqures all.
Gorgeous day at the market making Cardz for Kidz!
Square Roots Festival
We had a rockin' good time at the Old Town School of Folk Music Fest making Cardz for Kidz!