Homer Glen Foundation...
Connecting Our Community

Current Projects

Homer Glen Heroes Trail and Michael C Olivieri Memorial Garden

Proceeds from the Mike Hike 5K Run/Walk enabled the Homer Glen Foundation to create the Olivieri Memorial Garden including a memorial stone celebrating the life of Michael C. Olivieri and a monument recognizing Veterans from all branches of the military.  The annual 5K event has also funded a bench across from the garden, and the Hiawatha Trail Connection, connecting the Homer Glen Heroes trail to the Old Oak Estates subdivision.  

The memorial garden includes a red, white and blue landscape theme highlighted by a monument to Olivieri. “We want people to know why this trail was named in honor of Mike,” said Homer Glen Foundation Board member Matt Ziska. “More importantly, we want the community to understand who Mike was… He was a soldier, but he was also a husband, a son, a proud member of our community, and a hero.”  
Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial Plaza is a plan to create a permanent place to honor our American Heroes who proudly served their country in the armed forces. The Homer Glen Foundation is partnering with Homer Township to create a place that will honor all branches of the military with a display of flags and a monument acknowledging our gratitude to those who served. 
Sendra "Storybook" Park

The Homer Glen Foundation is collaborating with Homer Township and the Homer Township Public Library to revitalize Sendra Park with a Storybook theme.  A StoryWalk Trail™ has already been installed encouraging children to read as they move from station to station.  New playground equipment is being installed providing a fresh look for the park. The Homer Glen Foundation is now accepting donations to replace the outdated physical fitness stations along the trail.  The revitalized Sendra Park will be a place where young and old can exercise their bodies and minds and have fun, too.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
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