Amazon.com is a staple in online shopping, and chances are, you’ve purchased something from the popular site at some point. But did you know you can shop AND support the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation (PEP)? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop. You’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. To date, Amazon has donated more than $46 million to charities all over the world. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and select the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation. Then start shopping!
When you log on and shop AmazonSmile, you’ll be contributing to PEP’s mission of providing open space, beauty, and recreational opportunities for the community. Over the years, PEP has completed a number of fundraising projects including The Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park. The volunteer group also helps fund the Recreation Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to disadvantaged Elmhurst families to allow them to participate in District recreational programs.
In addition to supporting PEP through AmazonSmile, you can also participate in the annual golf outing on Friday, May 19. Teams of four will enjoy nine holes of “scramble format” golf, raffle prize drawings and a buffet lunch at Sugar Creek Golf Course. Proceeds from the event benefit the Recreation Assistance Program and the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. Fee is $50 per golfer. Call (630) 993-8924 to reserve your spot!
To learn more about this dedicated group of volunteers or how you can contribute, please visit the PEP webpage.