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Thanks to All who “Shared Their Bounty” With Those in Need This Thanksgiving
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Thanks to All who “Shared Their Bounty” With Those in Need This Thanksgiving

Families, individuals and community groups really made a difference to those in need at Thanksgiving this year.  Clients of the New Trier Food Pantry in Winnetka were treated to baskets of special treats and personal items.  And 180 families from Good News Partners in Rogers Park gratefully received bags filled with groceries to fill their pantries.   We are most thankful for such a generous community!

2022 Flier for Thanksgiving

Questions?  Email the Volunteer Center at info@volunteercenterhelps.org

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Kids Against Hunger 2019 Exceeds Goal, Producing 100,440 Meals for the Hungry


2019 Kids Against Hunger Another Successful Event

On Saturday, March 16, hundreds of people came together to package an additional 440 meals over the planned 100,000 nutritious meals at this year’s Kids Against Hunger event in Winnetka. Volunteers filled bags with nutritious ingredients, then helped prepare to ship them to hungry families in Nicaragua, many of whom count on this as their only meal of the day.

This is always a fun and meaningful service project for families, individuals, and faith-based or school groups of all ages and abilities.

The Volunteer Center has proudly partnered with The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield and The Winnetka Community House to put this event on for 8 years. Volunteers from all over the North Shore and Metro Chicago participate annually.

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Thanks to Everyone in the Community Who Turned Out to Support Our 2018 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY on Saturday, October 27th!

Hundreds cleaned out their closets to benefit some outstanding nonprofits at this year’s Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Volunteer Center.

Make a Difference Day is always a fun and meaningful day of service that mobilizes our local community to do something good for the organizations who work year-round to do good for so many.  This year was no exception.  It was a great opportunity for individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools and community groups to work together to make a difference.

Cars lined up to deliver over 25,000 donations, ranging from children’s clothes to sporting goods to household items — even prom dresses and eyeglasses.  An army of volunteers sorted and packed donations into the waiting vehicles of the grateful nonprofits.  Everyone went home feeling the Spirit of Giving alive and well in our community.

Mark your calendar NOW for Make A Difference Day 2019 — Saturday October 26, 2019 — always the 4th Saturday in October.  We’ll see you there!

2018 Make A Difference Day Participating Nonprofits

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Make A Difference Day 2017

 

Want to find out more about Make A Difference Day — or The Volunteer Center?  Email info@volunteercenterhelps.org

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Thanks to Everyone in the Community Who Turned Out to Support This Year’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Hundreds cleaned out their closets to benefit some outstanding nonprofits at this year’s Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Volunteer Center.

Make a Difference Day is always a fun and meaningful day of service that mobilizes our local community to do something good for the organizations who work year-round to do good for so many.  This year was no exception.  It was a great opportunity for individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools and community groups to work together to make a difference.

Cars lined up to deliver over 25,000 donations, ranging from children’s clothes to sporting goods to household items — even prom dresses and eyeglasses.  An army of volunteers sorted and packed donations into the waiting vehicles of the grateful nonprofits.  Everyone went home feeling the Spirit of Giving alive and well in our community.

Mark your calendar NOW for Make A Difference Day 2019 — Saturday October 26, 2019 — always the 4th Saturday in October.  We’ll see you there!

Make A Difference Day Participating Nonprofits

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Make A Difference Day 2017

Want to find out more about Make A Difference Day — or The Volunteer Center?  Email info@volunteercenterhelps.org

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Looking to Make A Difference Globally?

To find out more about these globally-oriented nonprofits and their volunteer needs, click on the name of the organization.

Allow Good — Seeks to educate and engage youth in philanthropy to cultivate global citizenship and improve education internationally.

American Red Cross — Provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago — Serves Brazilians and friends of Brazil as a resource for educational programs, social events and cross-cultural exchange.

Center for Cultural Interchange — A nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

Community Council for International Students at Northwestern University — Dedicated to making Northwestern University’s international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.

Fred Outa Foundation — Devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries.

Hands of Hope — Committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility.

Light and Leadership Initiative — Responding to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty.

Refugee One — Provides a full range of services to refugees brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department for resettlement in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Rotary International of Winnetka/Northfield — Provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Taproot — Makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society locally and globally.

Travelers Aid Chicago — Provides crisis intervention, information, and social services to travelers and …