Thank you for making the 2018 Day of Service a success!

2018 Day of Service – A Big Thank You!

RBHS PTO’s Day of Service is a signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of our students giving back to the community which supports them. This event takes lots of time, money, and hard work to pull off, and we owe a debt of gratitude to lots of people for making 2018’s Day of Service a huge success.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our project site leaders who coordinated all of our work sites:

Joel Hatje, RBHS

John Kolar, Cook County Forest Preserve

Tim Kutt, North Riverside DPW

Roy Lehto, Brookfield Beautification Commission

Don Parker, Brookfield Conservation Commission

Ed Bailey and Mike Collins, Riverside DPW

We are incredibly grateful to those businesses and organizations which so generously donate their time, money, and goods to help make this annual event a successful one. This year, our special thanks go to the following:


Platinum Sponsors

Brookfield Chamber of Commerce – The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce has been a longtime financial supporter of the RBHS Day of Service. The Brookfield business community is our essential and integral partner!

Fredrick Law Olmsted Society – FLOS not only provides financial support for our Day of Service event, but they also partner with us to lead service projects. This year, they helped us with several sites and helped us plant trees in Riverside. We appreciate this standout community organization for their incredible efforts to keep our community looking just as Frederick Law Olmstead intended!

Home Depot Foundation – A special thanks to the Home Depot Foundation whose grant has helped to purchase supplies and materials used at our various work sites.  The Home Depot Foundation works nationwide to provide financial support and labor for community service, disaster relief, and serving veterans.

Jewel Osco – Jewel Osco has provided support for Day of Service for the last several years, and we appreciate their continuing support.  Their donation helped to feed our always hungry students and volunteers after returning from their work sites.

Palos Driving School of Riverside – Palos Driving School of Riverside is a new business here in town. They are located on Harlem Ave in Riverside. (My daughter just took driver’s ed with them, and they are fantastic!) Visit their website at What a fantastic partner they are in helping our students drive safely while also supporting the good works those students are doing in the community!

Gold Sponsors

Aunt Diana’s provided delicious treats which were used as a prize for our garbage scavenger hunt. Thank you for making our day a bit sweeter.

Basma Rafael – Basma Rafael is one of the parents who helped to make our event such a huge success! A special thanks to her donation of mac and cheese for our lunch.

Burger Antics – You thought Burger Antics just made great burgers? Their mac and cheese was to die for. Thank you to Burger Antics for donating to our lunch!

The Chew Chew – The Chew Chew never disappoints! Their delicious food donation was devoured in mere minutes by our hungry students. Thank you to the Chew Chew for being such a major support in our community!

Chick Fil-A – Thank you to Chick Fil-A for their always delicious chicken sandwiches. It’s THE fast food items that makes my life worth living. 😉 They are always a bit support to the RB community.

Costco – Costco is big and awesome, and we are grateful that they share some of their awesomeness with us for Day of Service .

CVS – A big thanks to CVS Pharmacy for their support for the Day of Service. Their donation helped us to restock our first aid kits.

Dominos Pizza – Dominos Pizza not only donated several pizzas for our lunch, but they also kindly donated gift certificates to each participating student!

Firehouse Subs has been a huge support to the RBHS community for many events this year. We appreciate their continued support. They are a great choice for catering events!

Irish Times – A fixture in downtown Brookfield, Irish Times continues to lend support to our community. Ask your kids about the delish mac and cheese and pasta they had for lunch.

La Grange Park Ace Hardware – Our students picked up hundreds of bags full of garbage during the Day of Service event, and we have La Grange Park of Ace Hardware to thank for the extra strong garbage bags!

Paisan’s Pizza provided their delicious cheesy and sausage-y goodness for our lunch. I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it now!

Quest Food Service feeds our kids each day at school, and they generously donated coffee for our event which was greatly needed to combat the cold!

Raising Canes kept us hydrated with lemonade and iced tea!

Riverside Foods – Riverside Foods has been an exceptional support to Day of Service for the last several years, and we appreciate their continued support. They somehow fit a huge selection into a small store, and they are an integral part of our community.