C.A.R.E. for the Evanston Animal Shelter grounds, 2310 Oakton in Evanston, got a much-needed makeover on a rainy October Saturday when volunteers from two organizations and one business joined together to plant a garden around the sign in front of the building.
Six students from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management teamed up with 11 C.A.R.E. volunteers to dig out the weeds and old dirt, build a retaining wall and fill it with a collection of perennials and spring bulbs. The flowers’ color theme is purple, in honor of Evanston and NU. All of the supplies—bricks, soil and plants—came from Evanston Home Depot, which supported C.A.R.E. with a generous discount on materials and much advice.
“The new garden honors all the animals—past, present and future—who have come through C.A.R.E.’s doors,” says Janice Cha, one of the project coordinators.
Heartfelt “thank you’s” go to these people:
C.A.R.E. volunteers: Janice & James Cha, Kristin Gallagher, Natan Lipton-Lubet, Marisa Naujokis, Trish Palmer & Chris McManus, Max Ross, Ayala Trumper & Zach Clinkman and Karin Williams.
Kellogg/Northwestern University volunteers: Brianna & Drew Cook, Kasumi & Daigo Ise and Cisca Faxon & Will St. Clair.
Evanston Home Depot: Thank you to Store Manager Maria Tellez and Assistant Manager Pat Kilroy, plus Tool Rental—Gary, Carlos, Kitri & Tony; Garden Department—Linda, Daniel & Frank; and at the Service Desk—Helene & Marsha.