Holidays

Looking to Make A Difference during the Holidays?  Find Out How You Can Help Here!
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Looking to Make A Difference during the Holidays? Find Out How You Can Help Here!

‘Tis the season when many of our nonprofit partners are looking for a little extra help. Take a look at our Directory of Holiday Opportunities here — and make sure you visit this page often, as we will be adding new opportunities throughout the holiday season. You can also peruse our Directory of Nonprofits and reach out to them directly to see if they need volunteers.

 

BE A HOLIDAY HERO

Cancer patients and their families have a lot on their plate, especially during the holidays —  but it’s not always food. This holiday season, through Culinary Care, you can fill their plates with hope, joy and critical nourishment when you give them access to one free meal — or a full year of meals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CLICK HERE.

New Trier Township

three ways to help New TRIER TOWNSHIP HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Caring Neighbors
Provide holiday gifts to NT Township resident families facing financial hardship.

Food Gift Cards
Provide hope and holiday cheer to NT Township Food Pantry clients by providing food gift cards that allow them to purchase their favorite holiday treats and enjoy a special holiday meal.

Organize a Food Drive for the NTT Food Pantry
This is a fun project for your friends, family, school or community group.  Help the Food Pantry stock up at a time of year when the need is greater than usual, because children are home from school, and their regular donor base is on vacation.

For more information, and to find out how you can participate, click here.

Lawrence HallGIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  BY SUPPORTING LAWRENCE HALL’S ANNUAL WISH LIST HOLIDAY DRIVE

Request and Fulfill a Wish List for an at-risk youth
Organize a Gift Drive for your church,

Happy Holidays — and Happy Volunteering — from The Volunteer Center
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Happy Holidays — and Happy Volunteering — from The Volunteer Center

We’ll post holiday volunteer opportunities as we receive them, so check back regularly.  In the meantime, you can also peruse our listing of nonprofits and contact them directly
to see if they need volunteers.

 

Holiday Baking Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy baking, singing holiday songs and spreading cheer? We are looking for volunteers to sign up to support Lambs Farm Bakery & Country Store during our busy holiday season. We need help at the Bakery making delicious treats which helps provide income and meaningful employment for the farm’s residents that includes people of all abilities. Tasks that you may help with are: baking, packing, chocolate-making, labeling, cookies, bread, truffles, dog biscuits, muffins, granola, jams…it is our busy time of year so anything goes!

When:  November through December, Monday – Saturday

Where:   Lambs Farm Bakery and Country Store production areas

Available Shifts:  9:00 am – 12 Noon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact:  Angela Ramert, email asr@lambsfarm.org

 

Holiday Gift Program and Food Pantry Donations Needed

The New Trier township is collecting donations for their Holiday gift Program and the Food Pantry.

For details visit their website here.

 

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Provide Groceries for Low-Income and Homeless Families at Our Annual “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

The Volunteer Center is once again looking for volunteers to provide holiday groceries to families and individuals in need at Good News Partners (GNP) this Thanksgiving. Any individual, family or group looking for a way to safely help during this particularly challenging time is invited to fill either a cloth or double bagged paper bag — or small box — with all of the items in the list below, then drop it off between 10am and noon on Thanksgiving morning to 1600 W. Jonquil, Chicago (Rogers Park area off of Howard).  Read on for more details.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our dedicated volunteers!

Looking for Holiday Volunteer Opportunities?  Find Them Here!
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Looking for Holiday Volunteer Opportunities? Find Them Here!

DONATE GIFTS FOR THE GOOD NEWS PARTNERS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Residents of our SRO and affordable rental units are invited to “shop” in our annual Christmas Market for items they need.On December 11th we open the market to residents, pricing all the gifts under $10.  We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to purchase quality gifts at a price they can afford.   You can help by purchasing items off their wish list.  

To see the wish list or for more information, click here.

BE A HOLIDAY HERO

Cancer patients and their families have a lot on their plate, especially during the holidays —  but it’s not always food. This holiday season, through Culinary Care, you can fill their plates with hope, joy and critical nourishment when you give them access to one free meal — or a full year of meals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CLICK HERE.

NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP OFFERS 3 WAYS TO HELP DURING THE HOLIDAYS THROUGH THEIR  “NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS” CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Caring Neighbors
Provide holiday gifts to NT Township resident families facing financial hardship.

Food Gift Cards
Provide hope and holiday cheer to NT Township Food Pantry clients by providing food gift cards that allow them to purchase their favorite holiday treats and enjoy a special holiday meal.

Organize a Food Drive for the NTT Food Pantry
This is a fun project for your friends, family, school or community group.  Help the Food Pantry stock up at a time of year when the need is greater than usual, because children are home from school, and their regular donor base is on vacation.

For more information, and to find out how you can participate, click here.
Lawrence Hall

GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  BY SUPPORTING LAWRENCE HALL’S
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The Volunteer Center Offers TWO Ways to “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

Take A Look At “Share Your Bounty” 2017

In 2017, members of the community donated 60+ baskets of fresh produce to fill the New Trier Township Food Pantry’s shelves for Thanksgiving. And the students and their families at Skokie School in Winnetka teamed with the Winnetka-Northfield Rotary to collate and deliver over 140 bags of groceries to the families at Good News Partners in Rogers Park.  Take a look:

Still have questions?  Email the Volunteer Center at info@volunteercenterhelps.org.

 

 

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Start the New Year Out Right — by Volunteering.  If You’re Looking for a Way to Make a Difference, These Nonprofits are Looking for Help.
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Start the New Year Out Right — by Volunteering. If You’re Looking for a Way to Make a Difference, These Nonprofits are Looking for Help.

 

connections-for-the-homeless-logoCook Breakfast at Hilde’s Place

Every morning we need volunteers to provide and cook breakfast for the individuals staying at Hilda’s Place, Connections for the Homeless shelter for single, adult men.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP TO COOK BREAKFAST CLICK HERE!

Assemble Homeless Outreach Kits

This is a great project for families or large groups that is flexible to any schedule.  Provide our Outreach Workers with the supplies that are needed to assist people living on the street.  We can coordinate delivery with a tour of the shelter if desired.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP TO PROVIDE  OUTREACH KITS CLICK HERE

For more information or questions about volunteering with Connections for the Homeless. contact Lisa Todd at lt@cfthinc.org or 847-475-7070, x111


 

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To find out more about volunteering for Meals At Home — during the holidays or during the rest of the year — contact Stephanie Hawkins at volcoord@mealsathome.org.


JLENS copypursesFor more information about the Junior League of Evanston’s “Purses with a Purpose” program and other volunteer opportunities, click here.


World Relief logo

World Relief is in need of

  • Welcome Kits for newly arrived families
  • Winter coats for infants through 8-year-olds.

To purchase a Welcome Kit click here.

To donate a new or gently used winter coat for a young child, please drop off any time Monday-Friday from 9-12 and 1-5 at World Relief, 3507 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

For more information, contact Hannah Keifer at hkeifer@wr.org.


SERVE AT LOCAL SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD PANTRIES

Many Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens need help stocking shelves, cooking and serving at this time of year.

To find out where you can volunteer in our area, click here.


INTERESTED IN SERVING ON A MORE GLOBAL LEVEL?

For a directory of nonprofits that serve the refugee and global community, click here.

Looking for Ways to Make A Difference This Holiday Season?
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Looking for Ways to Make A Difference This Holiday Season?

There is great need — and great opportunity — to feed the hungry this Holiday Season.

Check out one of these links to see how you can provide food for, or serve, the hungry during the holiday season this year. 

Hunger Volunteer Connection

 

 

 

Connect with a volunteer opportunity in your community that will help end hunger.

 

 

The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our comprehensive listing of soup kitchens in our community who might be looking for volunteers during the holidays.

 

 

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Donate Food to the New Trier Township Food Pantry.

 


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2015 Warming Hearts & Hands

 

www.makeitbetter.net

ESC Holiday Calendar

 

Executive Service Corps of Chicago wants to make giving back as easy as possible this year.  So here’s a list of wonderful ways you can participate in Chicago’s donations drives during the 2015 holiday season.  To see a complete list, visit their website here.


CFTH Gift of GivingConnection for the Homeless “Gift of Giving” Program

Connections’ annual giving program is looking for people to donate gifts for 150 people who were homeless and are recently housed or living in transitional shelters and houses.

To sign up to purchase a gift click here.

For more information visit www.cfthinc.org.


 

lambs-farm-logoLambs Farm Seeking Bakery Volunteers

We are busy elves during the holiday season at Lambs Farm and we are in need of helpful volunteers to assist with the Bakery & Country Store @ Lambs

We need volunteers to help package cookies, pour chocolate, make doggie biscuits, package up gifts, the list goes on and on and the need changes daily….

When: any week day- Monday through Friday

Time: Any time frame of 2 to 4 hours within 10am-3pm

When we need help: Now until the holidays are upon us!

Contact Angela Ramert, Lambs Farm Volunteers
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Thanks to Everyone Who “Shared Their Bounty” at Thanksgiving This Year!

Many hands made for a bountiful Thanksgiving for clients of Good News Partners and the New Trier Township Food Pantry.

The Volunteer Center is grateful to the families, individuals, schools and community groups who donated carloads of nutritious food to the clients of Good News Partners, and a pantry full of fresh produce to the New Trier Township Food Pantry.   Special shoutout to Fred Schwimmer and Ned Meisner from the Winnetka-Northfield Rotary, and the Hartvigsen family of Winnetka, who helped deliver all of the donations on Thanksgiving morning.

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In 2015 Families and Groups Came Together to Donate 250 Bags of Food to
Clients of Good News Partners!

Last year was filled with abundance and gratitude as individuals, families, and school groups turned out in force to share their bounty with those in need at Good News Partners (GNP) and New Trier Township.

 

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