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Beverly Boogio

Volunteering since 2002

As a 20-year veteran of volunteering for WPC, Beverly Boogie is no stranger to getting dirty. In fact, the NICU nurse finds that gardening and volunteering to keep her neighborhood beautiful and green is a great way to relax.

Knees in the dirt is the best form of unwinding and relaxing.

What are your volunteer activities at WPC?

I steward two gardens on the South Side along Josephine Street, as a gateway to my neighborhood South Side Slopes.

How did you become involved with WPC?

Taking up for a retiring steward when I was president of the Neighborhood Association. We needed help with planting gateway gardens in our city neighborhood. I also became a tree steward for the neighborhood.

How long have you been a volunteer with us and what motivates you to stay involved at WPC?

Twenty years. Knees in the dirt is the best form of unwinding and relaxing.

Tell us about your favorite volunteer experience at WPC?

Meeting Arthur when he first arrived, fresh from NYC. He was my hanging basket inspiration. Friends for life!

What has surprised you most about working with WPC?

How generous and helpful the team is. The many kindnesses when my mother passed away.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering?

I am a NICU Nurse for 34 years at Children’s Hospital. I love to garden and am a caretaker of an All Wars Memorial on Pius Street. I walk half marathons.

What might we be surprised to know about you?

Horror is my genre and I love everything zombies ;)