Josh’s on the Square and Josh’s Hot Dogs in Northbrook served hotdogs, burgers, salads and more to devoted neighborhood fans while the two-“man” DJ company Spice City Music spun tunes for a two-hour event that collected donations of school supplies for kids who need them. Spice City Music is run by 12-year-old Northbrook residents Adam Shaw and Ryan Kreiter.
“I love when our community comes together for a great cause,” said Josh Kaplan, owner of Josh’s on the Square. “All of our houses, including mine, are bustling with back-to-school jitters and it’s awesome for all of us to take some time with friends and family to enjoy great food, music and do some good for those who are not so fortunate.”
Customers were asked to bring in new school supplies for Families Helping Families Chicagoland to disseminate to local kids in need.
“Every community has people in need,” said Amy Newman, president of Families Helping Families Chicagoland. “No kids should walk in on the first day of school already behind because he/she couldn’t afford school supplies. It’s events like this that show how generous and truly supportive neighbors can be.”
For more information on Josh’s on the Square, Spice City Music and Families Helping Families, please visit them by name on Facebook and Instagram.
Submitted by Josh’s on the Square, located at 740 Waukegan Road, Deerfield.