- Select a site in full sun.
- Sow seeds 1/2″ deep, spacing 12″ apart, after danger of frost is past.
- Water regularly until plants are well established. Fertilize as needed.
- Share your flowers’ journey on social media using the hashtag #LUVGrows
LUV Through the Years
This year, the Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary. As we reflect on the past decade, we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. The beginning years are trying for young non-profits, and we consider ourselves graced by our committed supporters, passionate youth, and dedicated staff. Through teamwork and resilience, together we have launched LUV into its next chapter.
This special milestone is about so much more than a number. It is about an opportunity —an opportunity to reflect, give thanks, and push forward. An opportunity to grow.
That is why we have decided to honor LUV’s next trip around the sun with a theme: “LUV Grows.” Throughout the year, we will launch initiatives centered around expanding the LUV community and engaging with the folks who make our family so special.
We hope you will join us for the ride. In the meantime, we invite you to explore some of LUV’s most cherished memories below.
Wreaths of LUV
This was the first year of Wreaths of LUV. My, how time has gone by! We started as a small group of women making wreaths in Ms. Cosette’s mother’s garage.
Lunch & Learn at Chicago State University
Our young people walked away from this luncheon inspired and eager to become young professionals. Strong role models and mentors are so important for our youth.
We work hard at LUV, but we have fun as a team, too! We are always grateful for opportunities to celebrate our staff, board, and organization.
Dolton Summer Festival
These young men made this outdoor festival such a success for our youth. And you cannot paint those smiles!
Peace Room Launch
It is beautiful to witness what the powers of art, safety, and community can do for the healthy development of children.
Ladies of Leadership Retreat
To celebrate these strong leaders, we went on a limousine excursion to Gene & Georgetti’s. What a fun day with these inspiring young ladies!
Parade of Hearts Launch
It was such an honor to share this beautiful day at Mandrake Park with the people who made the Parade of Hearts come to life.