We recently checked in with Donate Life Illinois volunteer and College of DuPage Students for Organ Donation President Colette Jordan about a new project she has been working on with the city of Lisle. As part of the Lisle Summer Arts Community Project, Colette and other Donate Life Illinois volunteers are coordinating the design of barrels to display throughout the summer in downtown Lisle to call attention to the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Check out Colette’s note and photos of the progress below!
Students for Organ Donation has been sponsored by Donate Life Illinois and Expert Tree Service to be part of the Lisle Summer Arts Community Project to decorate/paint rain barrels for display in downtown Lisle over the summer. These barrels will be auctioned off in September for local charities. Project participants and family members have come up with creative ideas and are helping paint the barrels with a “green” theme, incorporating the “Recycle Yourself” – “Life, Pass it On!” and the”Tree of Life” theme. The Students for Organ Donation barrel is titled “Recycle Yourself” and the Donate Life Illinois sponsored barrel is called, “Be a Hero, be an Organ Donor.” This barrel incorporates a “Donate Life” theme with budding trees and flowers, butterflies taking flight bearing green ribbons and the Donate Life Illinois logo.
We have a long way to go with painting these barrels, but it’s coming along great!
Check us out in downtown Lisle on Main Street beginning May 23rd!
– Colette and Chris