Holiday Giving Across 109!

Philanthropy is part of the fabric of the DPS 109 community, and it’s put on full display during the holiday season. 

Our “Operation Snowflake” helped dozens of local families across the district, collecting thousands of dollars in gifts and gift cards for groceries, gas, and other things. Dr. Eileen Brett and her team at Wilmot School, along with the PTO, put in late nights and countless hours to organize gifts and help distribute them.

Students at South Park took the nearly $1,000 they raised from a Halloween pumpkin decorating contest and helped stock the new personal supply closet run by Gratitude Generation, a local non-profit.

Students at Caruso collected a large box of toys, supplies and other goods to benefit Social Works, a charity started by Chance The Rapper. Most of the collection sites were based in Chicago, but Deerfield led the suburban push in donations!

Kipling families continued their generosity, collecting dozens of bags of presents for Restored Hope, a non-profit serving families primarily on the south side of Chicago.

To see more examples of how our students, staff, and families reach out and help our community, visit