It’s 2022 and time for Community Revue!


While the mask mandate continues to keep us all “smizing” (smiling with our eyes), The Community House Players are back by popular demand to amuse and entertain our community with their lighthearted mockery of all things Hinsdale in this original, Broadway style show called Hinsdale: UNMASKED!

Four evening performances will be held on: March 4, 5 and March 11, 12 at The Community House, 415 West Eighth Street in Hinsdale.

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“Hinsdale: UNMASKED” will leave you laughing, elated, and possibly slightly offended, but in the best way possible.

The two-hour evening performance by incredible, legendary local talent, offers a lighthearted lampooning of Hinsdale and is sure to entertain and delight.

Hinsdale: UNMASKED will be performed on the newly dedicated Dick Johnson Memorial Stage.

Guests will enjoy a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres and open bar prior to the performance, as well as mid-show refreshments.

Tickets are $125 per person and will help support The Community House’s programs and mission to ignite the promise of relationships; inspire your best self to come out and play; unite people across a diverse community and provide a meaningful place to engage. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS TO HINSDALE: UNMASKED!

Click here to read our COVID-19 protocol.

$32,500 charitable gift will help support Willowbrook Corner!

December 20, 2021

The annual Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic is our community’s favorite fun run! The “Rotary Run” supports a number of non-profit organizations in Hinsdale, including The Community House!

We were honored to accept a charitable gift in the amount of $32,500 from Rotary Run Co-Chair Tom Norton earlier this month. Executive Director Dan Janowick stated, “Thank you to the Hinsdale Rotary Club for your partnership that enables our programs to be readily available as our communities and families recover and heal from the continued impact of the pandemic.”

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Thank you for donating on GivingTuesday!

Thank you for supporting The Community House on GivingTuesday! We are grateful for your generosity and your willingness to #CommitToCommunity!

If you missed GivingTuesday or would like to contribute to our Annual Appeal campaign, please click the link below.

MAKE A DONATION 

This year, we are asking you, our neighbors, friends, and family to #CommitToCommunity in support of our most valuable programs and equitable access to vital social services at reasonable prices.

By giving today, you are not just supporting The Community House, you are committing to making a positive impact in the lives of thousands of people; you are supporting the arts and providing people of all ages with the opportunity to express themselves and be creative; you are providing equitable access to quality social services for children and their families, and you are creating a healthy community that is strong and connected.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

Commit to Community

C2C – Commit to Community, 2021 Annual Fund

We Give Because We Care. 

The Annual Fund is the anchor of The Community House’s fundraising efforts.

These donations allow TCH to provide the most valuable programs and equitable access to vital social services at reasonable prices and makes a genuine difference in
the lives of those with whom we work.

Won’t you Commit to Community today?

There are three ways to give!

  1. Text C2C to 72527
  2. Request a C2C Annual Fund Brochure be sent by mail or view it here.
  3. CLICK HERE AND MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

Gifts of all sizes are vital to the success of this campaign and are deeply appreciated.

 

WE HAD A BALL! #TheHolidayBall21

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Thanks to the leadership of Holiday Ball Co-Chairs Jenny and Kavian Boots and Sara and Rob Clary, Wine Auction Co-Chairs Jill and Jason Sanderson, and the generosity of many, this year’s event raised over $425,000 in support of equitable access to vital social services and recreational, social, educational, and cultural programs. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth and their families in the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood and throughout the eight communities we serve. Below you will find a complete file of the professional photographs taken at the Holiday Ball! We hope you had a ball!

Photos by Marcello Rodarte 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update

Updated September 20, 2021

As required by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning today, everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks in public indoor settings – regardless of vaccination status due to increased COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates in Illinois.

This state mandate applies to indoor spaces such as stores, restaurants, businesses, and government buildings, in addition to facilities with mask mandates already in place, such as schools and healthcare facilities.

In coordination with the mandate:

  • All visitors to The Community House, older than age 2 will be required to wear a mask inside.
  • TCH employees will be required to wear a mask within our facility, except when they can consistently maintain 6 feet of distance (such as when they are in their office or cubicle space).
  • If a visitor does not have a face mask with them when entering, we will make a disposable mask available for them.

COVID-19 vaccines are readily available for anyone age 12 and older through local pharmacies and at the DuPage County Health Department Community Vaccination Clinic at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The Community House encourages the community to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus. For more information or to find a location near you, please see DuPage County Health Department’s website. 

We appreciate your help in keeping our community healthy and slowing the spread of COVID-19.

2021 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

 Holiday Building Schedule:

o   November 25 (Thanksgiving) : the building will be CLOSED.

o   November 26 (day after Thanksgiving): the building will be CLOSED this day until an evening event.

o   December 24: Organization holiday, facility closed.

o   December 25: Organization holiday, facility closed.

o   December 31:  Facility closed.

o   January 1: Organization holiday, facility closed.

If you have any questions regarding our 2021 holiday hours, please call 630 323 7500 or email info@thecommunityhouse.org.

 

2021 Congressional Art Competition brings the talent!

On August 4, The Community House had the honor of hosting Congressman Sean Casten’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition entitled “An Artistic Discovery”. 

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

The Community House had the distinct honor of hosting the Illinois 6th District’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition on the South Patio on August 4. Works of art from 18 students were on display and a panel of judges, including Niema Qureshi, Beth Trebelhorn and Todd Treleven had the difficult job of naming a winner.

Each artist was recognized for their outstanding work and the top prize went to The Plague Doctor by Madeline Pearson. 

The evening itself was a work of art, with  live art demonstrations from Figurative Artist, David Marcet and Gabrielle Tufano and a live performance by the band Finding Time and with special guest keyboard player, Congressman Sean Casten! 

2021 Congressional Art Competition (IL 6th District) Winner, Madeline Pearson – “The Plague Doctor”

Operation Pollination

The Community House is proud to be part of Hinsdale’s Operation Pollination thanks to our friends at Hinsdale Rotary!  

When you enter through the front door of The Community House, take a minute to stop and enjoy the beautiful life cycle of monarch butterflies, from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis to adult.  Our Summer Day Campers have been engaged at every stage of the process, and our Summer Day Camp Sharks (students in grade 5-8) created a Butterfly Guardian house to ensure the safety of our butterfly friends!

Hinsdale Operation Pollination is an inclusive partnership project to educate the public on pollinator habitat restoration.

 

Hinsdale Rotary Receives 2021 Katharine Van Duysen Volunteer Award

On May 25, The Community House had the honor of presenting the Katharine Van Duysen Volunteer service award to the Hinsdale Rotary Club.  

Each year, The Community House presents this prestigious award to an individual or group that has gone above and beyond in their volunteer service to the organization. Members of The Community House Board of Trustees and the Rotary Club gathered at The Community House to celebrate the decade long partnership between the two not-for-profit organizations.   

Over the last 10 years, The Rotary Club of Hinsdale has provided The Community House with volunteers for fundraising events, career speakers for the Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning Program, and more than $250,000 in funding through the Rotary Run Charity Classic.   

The award was presented by Community House Board Chair, Dave Rogero and accepted by Rotary President, Tom Norton.  The Community House Executive Director, Dan Janowick shared ,“The Rotary Club has truly lived up to their motto of Service Above Self in their support of our mission through volunteer work and financials contributions.  It is a special partnership that we cherish and look forward to continuing for many years to come.” 

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