Last weekend, Bianca (left) and Alexandra Jacobucci, 7, of Brookfield asked for animal shelter donations for their birthday this year in lieu of actual gifts in order to do something positive during a challenging time. On Aug. 9, small gathering of neighbors and close friends celebrated their birthdays, abiding by COVID restrictions and rules. About 10 families donated towels, sheets, dog and cat food, dog bowls and paper towels. The girls and their mom, Jennifer, dropped off items at the Hinsdale Humane Society on Aug. 13.