Giving Tuesday-#ILGive 2016

Checklist for the first holiday weekend ending with Giving Tuesday

We are pleased to announce that Keeler Gardens will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year. As a new nonprofit we need all the support we can muster to be able to provide the community with resources. You can donate right now at or see our sponsorship information on our Support page. Every donation will make a difference in helping us spread the word and benefits of biophilia.

Checklist for the first holiday weekend ending with Giving Tuesday
Please support Keeler Gardens

In addition to monetary donations, we would like to use this opportunity to invite you to support our community in other ways. Time is a huge resource, we can certainly use volunteers. We are in need of an accountant, grant writer, and participants for our programs, we would be so pleased to have you participate.

How can we help you incorporate nature into your space?

Let us know and we can develop a free program around your need. Whether it is for you, as an individual, your family, or a group (garden club, class, or friends) we want to share with the community.

Don’t want to wait till Tuesday? You can follow us right now!

Finally, please share this post with all of your friends and family that are interested in incorporating nature into their space.

We look forward to spending Giving Tuesday with you!

Press Release – Announcing Keeler Gardens, NFP


The following is our official press release.  You can download the PDF copy here or contact Ed if you would like an editable version.


Keeler Gardens
3631 N. Keeler Ave
Chicago, IL 60641

Contact: Edward Caplan, Executive Director – (773) 206-6072

Announcing Keeler Gardens a New Non-Profit Educating on Biophilia in Old Irving Park

Old Irving Park, Chicago, IL 11/21/16 – Ed Caplan, 16 year resident of Old Irving Park, is pleased to announce a new community resource, Keeler Gardens.  After 10 years, Keeler Gardens is now formally offering programs and education on biophilia and how our local environment can better our well-being, free of charge to the Old Irving Park community.

“Biophilia is our innate desire to connect with the natural world, and that connection offers something so special and important,” states Caplan, Executive Director of Keeler Gardens. “When we nurture this connection we see rejuvenation and increased attention, less fatigue and stress, increased productivity, and enhanced healing.  Even childhood diagnoses are reduced.”

Whether you want to get your hands dirty, review research, or just enjoy a stunning view, you will find all of that at Keeler Gardens.

Visit for more information about upcoming programs and to receive the free Keeler Gardens newsletter.  Also, find Keeler Gardens on most social media platforms via @KeelerGardens.

About Keeler Gardens:

Keeler Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the Old Irving Park Community.  Keeler Gardens will be participating in this year’s Giving Tuesday event on November 29th through the #ILGive campaign and will be at the St. Viator Mistletoe Market on Friday December 2nd.

The Executive Director of Keeler Gardens, Ed Caplan, is available for interviews and questions regarding biophilia community resources.

Contact: Ed Caplan, MSW
Executive Director
Keeler Gardens, NFP
(773) 206-6072