Subject: Play lot Renovation


Check this out:

and donate there or send a check to the office with PLAYLOT written in subject line.  We’ve have raised $16,000 (auction & grant) so far, and we’re on working our way to a huge goal of $50,000. We really need everyone's help with this major improvement.

Hopefully you’ve seen the flyer!  Please pass it on by sharing it with a grandparent, friend or alumni of Pilgrim.  The play deck needs a new roof, new playground tiles, and to re-work the space all at the same level, and new feature. We want to continue improvements on the larger playlot including soccer goals, buddy bench, mural, painting maintenance.

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Here are few other opportunities to participate. If you’re inspired, please join the fun and important cause.

1- SUNDAY, MAY 15th - RAVENSWOOD MANOR GARAGE SALE. We need donations and help selling at this garage sale. Garage Behind 4529 N. Mozart. All sales will be donated to the play deck fund. 10am-4pm. If you’ve never been to this neighborhood garage sale, it is quite something. We’ll also take your change jars! Since your bank doesn’t take them anymore, we will.

Consider dropping off DONATIONS for the garage sale. If over $5 value, please put a price on it and drop it off. Please no clothing, no couches and no broken items.
Drop off times: 4529 N. Mozart in the garage. Friday, May 13th 6-8pm or Saturday, May 14th 2-4pm. If those times don’t work, contact Tricia ( We need 6-10 VOLUNTEERS to make this happen! Help set up or sell on Sunday. 2 hr shifts (8:30am-10:30am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-2:00pm, and 2:00-3:30pm) Include your whole family and have them sell some lemonade. SIGN UP HERE:

After school on FRIDAY MAY 20th we will be passing out popsicles between 2:45-3:30pm. Come see the project for yourself and the reason we are pushing for this major improvement. Donations welcome, but if you’ve already donated, we say thanks! (weather cooperating)

3- DELICIOUS SHOE / SFIZI SHOPPING NIGHT on Thursday, May 26th with our own Pilgrim parent Ann Sedgwick at her new storefront at 4827 N. Damen. Perhaps you have seen her truck roaming around the neighborhood last year. Invite your friends, have a glass of wine and come between 7-9pm. 20% of sales will be donated to the project. Bring your friends!

We are looking for: 

  • a great porch/deck contractor 
  • help assembling the deck structures in late August 
  • people to help with the above 3 fundraising events 
  • donations
  • someone to co-lead design and kids to work on a mural for the back of 4310
  • someone to help with project management in August
  • someone to help Mr Emery re-paint the play lot in August some late afternoon/early evening we can do attitude and a little cheerleading! 
  • Please share your ideas and willingness to help with Tricia