KIDS AGAINST HUNGER Celebrates Our 1 Millionth Meal!
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KIDS AGAINST HUNGER Celebrates Our 1 Millionth Meal!

80,000 Meals Collated for Earthquake Victims
in Syria and Turkey

over 300 volunteers joined together at the first in-person Kids Against Hunger in 3 years on Saturday, February 25th at the Community House in Winnetka. The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club, The Community House in Winnetka and the Volunteer Center once again teamed up to sponsor this popular community event that is always an inspiring opportunity for individuals, friends, families and community groups to come together and feed people in need.

This year Kids Against Hunger partnered with international rescue organization Convoy of Hope to ship a total of 100,000 meals to Turkey to feed victims of the devastating earthquake.

By the end of our event on the 25th had packed and shipped our
ONE MILLIONTH MEAL overseas to starving people in need!

To find out more about KIDS AGAINST HUNGER Click Here.

To find out more about CONVOY OF HOPE Click Here.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Center at

Thanks to All Who Joined Us on Monday, January 16th for a Spirited Day of Service and Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Thanks to All Who Joined Us on Monday, January 16th for a Spirited Day of Service and Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We were thrilled to invite community members of all ages and abilities to the Community House in Winnetka on Monday, January 16th for our first in-person Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in 3 years! This year we offered crafts and projects to benefit 10+ local nonprofits — including our always popular no-sew fleece blankets for the homeless, and other hands-on creations for veterans, hospitalized youth, senior citizens and orphaned animals.

We were proud to support our Premiere Partner New Trier Township, who collected
personal care toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.),
cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray cleaners, wood polish, bathroom cleaners, etc.)
and storage items (plastic bags, foil, plastic wrap, etc.) for the Food Pantry.

We also collected bags full of hats, gloves and long underwear to donate to the people of Ukraine.

The Volunteer Center and Winnetka Community House co-sponsored this year’s event along with corporate sponsors Sherry Molitor of Coldwell Banker Realty and Joe McQuillen of Chicago Financial Services. We are grateful to everyone who helped us celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark your calendar now for next year’s MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 15, 2024!

Questions?  Email the Volunteer Center at


2019-2020 Networking and Training Events for VC Nonprofit Partners


Planning is underway for this year’s Nonprofit training and networking events  — and there are more to come!  We’ll be tackling some important topics with this year’s programs, so you won’t want to miss these informative sessions that also offer a great opportunity to connect — and exchange ideas — with other Nonprofit professionals.  Watch this website for more details to come.



November 6, 2019
Winnetka Park District Community Room
Click Here to Register
Join us for a networking event and discussion about service learning and how the Volunteer Center can help you build or enhance your school’s community service programming.   We will provide new ideas to engage your youth in age-appropriate service activities that benefit nonprofits who will inspire them to a lifelong commitment to giving back.  This is also a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and share ideas.


November 19, 2019  
Marketing/Communications: New Strategies to Reach Your Nonprofit’s Audience!

Join the VC for breakfast and this special nonprofit training on building effective marketing and communications strategies, featuring Susan Noyes, Founder & Publisher of Make It Better Media Group, who will discuss “Activating Your Audience” and Chris Hogan, Managing Director of i3Insights and Executive Service Corps member who will cover “Marketing Your Nonprofit”. Comprehensive media contact list also provided attendees. REGISTRATION Required on VC website –  Location: Community House, Winnetka, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka. Breakfast: 8:30 – 10:30am

February 12th, 2020
“How to Fully Fund Your Nonprofit Every Year”
Luncheon and Program co-sponsored by The Volunteer Center and Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce

Sherry Quam Taylor, President of Quam Taylor LLC, will teach you how to confidently prepare and ask for