Holidays

Mark Your Calendar for VC 2022-23 Days of Service — and Watch for More Details to Come!
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Mark Your Calendar for VC 2022-23 Days of Service — and Watch for More Details to Come!

9-11 DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

Sunday, September 11, 2022:  In honor of the heroes of 9-11, drop off PURCHASED baked goods (home baked not allowed), cards and games, personal notes, etc. to your local fire and police departments to thank them for their service.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Saturday, October 22, 2022:  Donate gently used and new goods to benefit over a dozen community nonprofits. 

THANKSGIVING MORNING “SHARE YOUR BOUNTY” EVENT

Thursday, November 24, 2022:  Donate food to families at the Good News Partners low-income and subsidized housing in Rogers Park.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE

Monday, January 16, 2023:  Participate in many different service projects in support of multiple area nonprofits.

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER

February 25, 2023:  Bring your whole family or service group to pack nutritious meals for over 100,000 starving Nicaraguans.  

EARTH DAY

April, 2023 (Date and Location TBD): Join us for projects like weeding, planting, clearing natural habitats and generally cleaning up the environment in support of Earth Day.

PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS

Dates and Locations TBD:  Several times a year the VC and New Trier Township will sponsor what have become popular drive-through document shredding events.  These are free to the community.

PLUS…

2023 VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CELEBRATION

Spring, 2023 (exact date to be determined):  Join the Volunteer Center at this lively event and help us pay tribute to outstanding volunteers who have made a significant difference in our community.  

Thank You for Giving Back During the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday!
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Thank You for Giving Back During the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday!

 

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Special thanks to the generosity of the Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club members, Skokie School in Winnetka, Avoca School in Glenview,  the Service Over Self (SOS) Club in Wilmette, the board of The Volunteer Center, and dozens of families throughout the northeast metro Chicago area.

For  more information about the New Trier Township Food Pantry click here.

For more information about Good News Partners click here.

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year — and Thanks — to Everyone Who Supported Nonprofits During the Holidays
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Happy New Year — and Thanks — to Everyone Who Supported Nonprofits During the Holidays

Many of our nonprofits offered volunteer opportunities during the holidays…and many volunteers offered their time.  Happy New Year to all of our Volunteer Center supporters!

Lawrence Hall Youth Services

There are several ways to support Lawrence Hall’s Annual Wish List Drive, and  help make the holidays brighter for at-risk youth and their families.

Click here for more information:  Lawrence Holiday Wish List Drive

Connections for the Homeless

“Adopt” a family through the Gift of Giving Holiday Drive.                                                                   Click here for more information: Connections Gift of Giving Drive

Help collect warm clothing and other donations on behalf of Connections for the Homeless.          Contact JoBeth Hamon, Volunteer Manager at jh@cfthinc.org.

Also consider one of the many other ways you can make connections with those in need during the holidays.  Click here to find ideas:  Connections Home for the Holidays

Evanston Art Center

Shop for gifts at the EAC Winter Arts and Crafts Expo on one of their special shopping events.  In particular, mark your calendar for “Shop Your Cause” Night on December 11th from 6-9, when 20% of the night’s profits will go to local non-profits.

Click here for information about what’s for sale and when to shop:  EAC Winter Expo

Winnetka Youth Organization

The WYO is holding a Holiday Drive to collect donations for The Night Ministry.

Click here for a list of items being collected:  WYO Holiday Drive

McGaw YMCA

Volunteer at the McGaw YMCA International Family Festival on Saturday, December 14th.

Click here to find out how you can help:  Celebrate the Season with McGaw YMCA

New Trier Township Food Pantry

Donate fresh produce for local families who rely on the Food Pantry for their holiday dinner.  Fresh produce is a special treat at this time of year!

Drop off apples, oranges, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, squash …

Looking for a Holiday Volunteer Opportunity?
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Looking for a Holiday Volunteer Opportunity?

HELP THOSE IN NEED BY DONATING WARM COATS 

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Haven Christmas Drive

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HISTORIC WAGNER FARM: HELP NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY GREENERY SALES

Get ready for the holidays! Volunteers are needed to help unload and sell trees through December 21st! Holiday Greenery sales are one of the ways that Historic Wagner Farm helps fund programs and care for animals. Volunteers who can comfortably lift about 40+ pounds are needed to help unload, sort, display and sell trees.

Unloading: Unloading is the biggest job. There are two tree deliveries of about 150 trees each. We get about a week’s notice on the delivery and it is typically during the day, on a weekday. RSVP to be on the list of people we notify when we get the date and time. If you can come…great! Many hands make light work!

Selling: Volunteers are needed to help sell and load trees on weekends now through December 23rd. Volunteer hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm and 1-5pm. Volunteers who commit to three shifts of unloading/selling will earn the employee discount on a tree from the farm!

Want to volunteer?  Contact Christine.Shiel@glenviewparks.org


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LAWRENCE HALL YOUTH SERVICES HOLIDAY WISH LIST DRIVE

Be a part of the magic this holiday season!

Help make the holidays memorable for the abused and neglected youth of Lawrence Hall by making sure every child has a gift to open.  It’s easy to donate.  Click here for more information.


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LAMBS FARM NEEDS HOLIDAY HELP

34th Annual Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Show

LOCATION: Arlington Park Race Track
December 5, 6 & 7
Available Shifts:
Friday (10:30 am-4:30 pm & 4:00 pm -9:00 pm)- BOOKED
Saturday (8:30 am-1:30 pm & 1:00 pm-7:00 pm)- BOOKED
Sunday, 12/7 (9:30 am-1:30 pm)- OPENINGS AVAILABLE

Shopping for the holidays was never so easy! Customers choose from the fine art and craftwork of talented …