Third Annual RBHS Day of Service a Success

Despite the uncooperative weather, the Riverside-Brookfield High School Day of Service was a great success, with more than 220 student, parent, and staff volunteers cleaning up and beautifying their communities. On April 25th, the high school community participated in twenty-three projects in Brookfield, Broadview, LaGrange Park, North Riverside, and Riverside. Efforts were coordinated through a joint committee spearheaded by the RBHS PTO and the Day of Service (DOS) Student Committee.

The DOS volunteer committee contacted local municipalities and civic organizations including the Brookfield Beautification Commission, the Salt Creek Watershed Network, the Cook County Forest Preserves, and the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside to execute clean up, restoration and plantings in community parks and public areas.

The DOS committee helped orchestrate the student groups, clubs and teams into work teams. Student volunteers were recruited by the DOS Student Committee. Student artist Remy Doornebos designed the 2015 logo that appeared on the front of the Day of Service shirts, posters and other communication.

Assistant principal John Passarella, whose impending retirement was celebrated at the Day of Service After Party, stated, “RBHS is a warm learning environment because of events like this!

I’m proud to say I’m a BULLDOG!”

Major financial contributions to the Day of Service were made by the RBHS PTO, the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside, and the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. The After Party celebration was supplied entirely by refreshment and monetary donations from the following community businesses:

Al’s Pizzeria

Aunt Diana’s Candy

Bill’s Place

Chef Shangri-La


Costco North Riverside

CVS – Brookfield

DiNico’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza

Euro Center

Fuego Restaurant

Golden Wok

Grand Tavern Bar and Grill

Jimmy’s Place, Forest Park

La Penca

Mary’s Morning Mix-Up

Minuteman Convenience Center

Paisans Pizzeria

Pure’s Cookie Outlet

Quest Food Management Service

Riverside Foods


Tischlers Finer Foods

Tipster’s Village Pub

Tony’s Finer Foods, North Riverside

Trader Joe’s LaGrange

Vesuvio Bakery

Village of North Riverside

Zoo City Treats



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