Bolingbrook Park District Takes Time to Give Back

The best part about the holidays is the opportunity to give something back.  If you have gently used items or canned goods to donate, Bolingbrook Park District is part of programs that help get those items off your hands and into those that are less fortunate.  Listed below are programs the district is participating in to help give back to the community:

  • Gymnastics: Food Drive
    • Canned goods are being collected now until December 16 to donate to DuPage Township Food Pantry. They can be placed on the table in front of the gymnastics gym at the Annerino Community Center (201 Recreation Dr.)
  • LifeStyles Fitness Center: Food Drive on Turkey Burner
    • You can work out for FREE at LifeStyles Fitness Center the morning of Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) from 7:00-Noon at the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (200 Lindsey Ln.) with the donation of a canned good. They’re collecting goods to donate to the DuPage Township Food Pantry.
  • Operation Christmas: Bolingbrook
    • Donations are being accepted at the Annerino Community Center, Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex and Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge (335 E. Boughton Rd.). Items range from clothes, to laptops, board games, coloring books, photo albums, hair accessories, toys, and sporting equipment.  The full donation wish list can be found on the boxes in each facility, or online at
  • Lions Club & Leo’s Club Annual “Coat the Kid” Drive
    • Boxes are placed at the Annerino Community Center, Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, and Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge (335 E. Boughton Rd.).  You can donate new or gently used winter coasts to be distributed to children in need throughout the community.  Donations are being accepted now through December 1.

“We’re happy to take advantage of programs that can give back during the holiday season,” said executive director Ron Oestreich.  “We’re in the business of serving our community and I’m proud of our staff for going above and beyond to bring smiles to the faces of our residents in any way possible.”