Kids Against Hunger 2019 Exceeds Goal, Producing 100,440 Meals for the Hungry
The VC is grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who showed up on Saturday, March 16 for one of our most meaningful days of service. Tables filled with family, friends old and new, and community groups who helped assemble 100,440 nutritious meals for starving Nicaraguans, which surpassed our 100,000 goal! This is always a fast paced and fun service project that has become an annual tradition!
Drop Off Your “Warming Hearts and Hands” Donations at The Volunteer Center
Help the Make It Better Foundation and the Volunteer Center give the gift of warmth to those in need. Donate new gloves, scarves, hats and coats before December 13th.
Happy Holidays — and Happy Volunteering — from The Volunteer Center
The coronavirus has made this an unusual holiday season, and is challenging local nonprofits in new ways. But their mission is more important than ever, especially during the holidays, and many of our nonprofit partners are in need of volunteers. We will post holiday opportunities as they come to us, so check this page regularly. We also encourage you to search through our list of nonprofits, and if you find an organization that you would like to support you can also contact them directly through our website to let them know you’re interested in volunteering. Wishing all volunteers a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!
Our Biggest Make A Difference Day Ever!
The Volunteer Center would like to thank the volunteers and donors that helped make this year’s Make A Difference Day a smashing success even during this challenging time — with a special shout-out to our amazing partners Highcrest Middle School and Wilmette Junior High PTOs. Individuals, families and community groups turned out with trunks full of donations for 15 local nonprofits working on the front lines to help people (and animals!) in need. Hard-working volunteers and generous donors adjusted seamlessly to the safe, socially-distanced, no contact drop-off process — and a new location — donating everything from winter coats to prom dresses, school supplies to sporting goods, textbooks to toiletries. Continue reading for more details. See you next year!
It Was a Record-Breaking MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY on Saturday, October 28th!
Many thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who turned out to make this year’s Make A Difference Day our most successful ever! 15 local nonprofits collected almost 24,000 items from a steady stream of vehicles that filled the parking lot for hours. It was a great community effort that brought individuals, families, school and community groups together in support of organizations who make a difference in the lives of people in need right here in our community.
Kids Against Hunger is POSTPONED!
Due to the public health threat of the coronavirus, the Kids Against Hunger food packing event scheduled for Saturday March 14 at the Community House is postponed to a future date to be determined. We will not be packing food this Saturday.
Public health officials are encouraging citizens, particularly those 60 years and older, to avoid public gatherings. We want to be a part of the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, so postponing Saturday’s event is the right thing to do.
We hope to reschedule the event to a date after the coronavirus threat is gone. Watch this website for updates.
As we have already funded the bulk food and packing materials for this event, if you have already signed up, we hope you can wait until we identify a new date before requesting a refund of your participation fees. Of course, if you do request a refund now, we will honor it as soon as we can. Refund requests and other questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of this project and for partnering with the Volunteer Center to feed starving children.