Bulgarian school and center

On 5/30/2019 Little Bulgarian School in Chicago closed the deal to purchase a property located at 820-848 Lee St in Des Plaines, IL 60016. The school building is the former Immanuel Lutheran School and the purchase price is $1.3 mil. The school provided 10% downpayment which came from raised funds. 

According to the agreement with the city officials, LBS will have to build a brand new 63 car parking lot on the property. It is estimated that the engineering and construction costs will exceed $100k. Other improvements include replacing the floors in all the classrooms, painting and some minor roof repairs, estimated to cost $80k.

Help us to bring back the glamour of this beautiful place and establish a cultural center for generations to come!

LBS is an educational and cultural center, the preferred choice in learning the Bulgarian language and history, while also building children’s tolerance and compassion for cultural differences.  

LBS will strive to preserve the Bulgarian national and spiritual identity for future generations by inspiring the passion for learning the Bulgarian language and keeping Bulgarian traditions alive.

Donations are accepted through this page as well as:
- Checks can be mailed to our postal address 410 Charing Cross Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 or
- via electronic transfer using apps like Zelle or Chase QuickPay. The email for this service is [email redacted]


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Organizer and beneficiary

George Petrov 
Des Plaines, IL
Little Bulgarian School 
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