The holidays are particularly challenging for low-income and homeless families — but you can help. Any individual, family or group is invited to fill either cloth or paper bags, or a small boxes, with healthy groceries from the list provided, then drop them off between 10am and noon on Thanksgiving morning at Good News Partners in Rogers Park. Although there is no contact with residents due to the pandemic, it’s still a meaningful way to make a difference to those in need, and it’s guaranteed to set the tone for a thankful day in a very challenging time. Reservations are not required, just drive up with your donations and volunteers and staff will take your generous donations from your car. Continue reading for more details, and the list of items needed. Happy Thanksgiving!
If you are a nonprofit recruiting a Summer or Special Project or Gap Year Intern — or high school, college or post-grad student volunteers — click here to add your nonprofit to our 2016 listing of Volunteer & Internship opportunities for young adults. This listing will be featured on our website very soon.
Families, individuals, community groups, and service groups came together at the Winnetka Community House in March to pack nutritious meals for over 100,000 starving people in Nicaragua and local food pantries. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield, The Winnetka Community House — and the Volunteer Center — this was a great opportunity for volunteers of all ages to work together to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and families who do not have access to healthy food. Thanks to the many volunteers who chose this meaningful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This is an annual event, so watch for us again next year.
Martin Associates, Mary McLaughlin (Trees That Feed Founder), Wendy Serrino, and Herb and Joanie White were honorees at our 2013 Recognition Event. Click here to learn more about the difference these amazing volunteers make in our community.
Almost 700 people of all ages helped make this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service our biggest one ever! Every table — and much of the floorspace — was filled with generous volunteers making fleece blankets, scarves, pet toys and gifts for those in need. Many thanks to everyone who came!
THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2020. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION LATER THIS YEAR. Calling All Faith-based and School Parent Organization Presidents and Service-Learning Outreach Chairs STAY TUNED FOR DATE AND LOCATION IN SPRING 2020 Need to spice up your faith-based or school’s community service program for your families and students?…