Pennies for Pies Drive Begins October 30 to Benefit Loaves & Fishes

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Naperville Park District invites donations to the annual Pennies for Pies drive from October 30 to November 17. Pennies for Pies is an initiative begun in 2006 by the District's preschool classrooms with the goal of encouraging donations of any amount--including bills or coins--to help fund the purchase of pumpkin pies to benefit residents in need through Loaves & Fishes Community Services. Beginning October 30, donations may be made in person at select Park District facilities or online at by clicking on "online registration" and then "donations." Or use this direct link:

Donations may be dropped off in person at the following locations:

. Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Dr. (Open Mon.-Fri. 5:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat. 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

. Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. (Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

. Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. (Open Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)

. Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd. St. (Golf shop is open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.)

. Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th St., Plainfield (Golf shop is open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.)

The Park District preschool classrooms also will be collecting donations for pies. The idea for the drive came from the preschools to help teach children that small donations can add up to provide something larger.

The pies purchased from donations this year will be delivered to Loaves & Fishes to help make Thanksgiving dinner more enjoyable and memorable for families in need in our community.