Last week saw the official opening of the Margaret M. & Thomas M. Curran Healing Garden – it was a beautiful evening, and wonderful to see so many supporters from the Curran family, the Board as well as garden donors and AHK friends.

The garden is a wonderful place of serenity and refuge. Tom and Margaret loved all children and were so proud of their own children and many grandchildren. Family always came first for them. Our new healing garden at AHK brings the beauty and serenity that everyone felt in Tom and Margaret’s garden to our home in Naperville. AHK’s children, their siblings, parents, guests and volunteers can now enjoy a soothing water fountain, plants, flowers and trees as well as whimsical metal kites, 5-foot flowers and even a deer!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this project. It will provide many families with a tranquil place to take in nature and simply breathe as they learn to care for their child and undertake their new family life.

Special Acknowledgements to Our Generous Contributors, to The Curran Memorial Fund & Healing Garden Project

$10,000+
Jim English & JoAnn Crowe

$5,000 – $2,500
Mary & Bill Neustadt
Employees of Lendlease
Tejal & Marty Mullarkey
FT Cares Foundation

$2,499 – $1,000
Warren V. Beal & Family
Exchange Club of Naperville
Pat & David Hess
Naperville Jaycees
Janina Nieves & Family
Anne M. Shannon
Marita Sullivan & Family
Arlene Timosciek & Family
Employees of Illinicare Health
Velma R. & Thomas T.
Jerkovitz & Mary F. Nail
Robin & Mike Zafirovski

Many, many more individuals donated brick pavers to the garden and there is still time to “Make your Mark” for someone you love or wish to celebrate.

Large pavers are still available ($500)
These pavers are guaranteed prominent placement near the entrance to the garden. The bricks are 12” x 24” in dimension and allow up to seven lines of etching, if desired. 30 characters per line maximum (including spaces).

Small pavers are still available ($150)
These pavers lead to a water fountain, which is the focal point of the garden. The pavers are 4” x 6” in dimension and allow up to four lines of etching, if desired. 11 characters per line maximum (including spaces).

Naming opportunities and brick order forms available at 630.786.1763 or elarsen@almosthomekids.org

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