Hope’s Garden was started in the spring of 2017 by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Since then, the garden has produced healthy and very needed produce for those in need in our communitites. Hope’s Garden is a collaboration between the Sheriff’s Office and Winfield Township Highway Commissioner, John Dusza. In fact, Commissioner Dusza, generously donated the land for the garden at the Winfield Township Road District.
The garden is maintained weekly by sentenced offenders from theSheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) and members of the Winfield Township Road District. All produce grown here is donated to local food pantries by the Sheriff’s Office. This food, provides fresh, healthy food for community members in need.
“Hope’s Garden is a reminder to all of us that Hope’s death wasn’t in vain and can be used to inspire others and provide for those in our communities who are in need.”, stated Sheriff John Zaruba. Sheriff Zaruba added, “Hope continues to be on our minds and in our hearts and we will continue to honor her memory by providing for our citizen’s in Hope’s memory.”
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind anyone with information about Baby Hope’s death and/or the identity of her parents to please contact Sheriff’s Office investigators at 630-407-2400. More information and photos can be seen at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BabyHopeDSO/
Additionally, please remember that if you’re pregnant and in need of assistance you’re not alone and there is help for you. Please refer to the links below to learn more about the Safe Haven Law. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is a Safe Haven.
www.SaveAbandonedBabies.org and click on the tab marked “Resources.” Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.https://www.illinois.gov/…/com_communications_sumlicen_abin…