Celebrating the season of giving, it's the last week that the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny is home to seven “Community Trees,” each decorated by a different local nonprofit. Visitors can vote for their favorite tree inside the Wheaton mansion through Dec. 29.
Guests also are invited to make donations to any of the agencies. Each group receives a $2,500 grant from the McCormick Foundation, in addition to all visitor donations. The organization whose tree draws the most votes will receive an added $2,500.
Participating are DuPagePads of Wheaton; Honor Flight Chicago; Celebrate Differences; DuPage County Area Project, Glendale Heights; Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center; Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County; and SaveAVet.org, helping military and law enforcement service animals and the disabled veterans who care for them.
Cantigny is at 1S151 Winfield Road. Free guided tours of the museum are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31. Parking costs $5, or $2 during non-peak hours. Visit www.cantigny.org. Cantigny is closed the entire month of January.