Thanks to Our Amazing Volunteer Community for Supporting This Year’s Remote MLK Day of Service
The pandemic did nothing to dampen our loyal volunteers’ enthusiasm for serving those need. Hundreds of volunteers picked up project kits, took them home to complete them, and returned them to be delivered to local nonprofits and their clients clients who needed a little winter cheer.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CHALET, THE WINNETKA COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL, THE COMMUNITY HOUSE — AND OUR INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY — FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
If You’re Looking for At-Home Volunteer Projects: Ideas and Instructions
Materials: Most of these projects use materials you can find in your home, or are not difficult to purchase. Feel free to be creative with any supplies you have. However, please do not use any glitter in your projects – they are dangerous inhalants for those in the hospital or those with breathing issues, and a MESS to clean up.
Completed Projects: We have provided some ideas of the kind of nonprofits who would LOVE to receive your thoughtful volunteer projects. Please feel free to choose an organization you already support, or search our database to find a nonprofit that would be happy to receive your donations. You’ll find our searchable database on our homepage.
NO-SEW BLANKETS For the homeless
- 4 yards of fleece — that’s it!
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE: Download No-Sew Blanket Instructions Here
KINDNESS ROCKS dedicated to our very hardworking healthcare workers.
- Smooth, flat (river rocks) – any size – best are rocks a minimum of 3”. You can buy them at craft stores or online OR if you have any paintable small rocks at home.
- Permanent Markers, paint markers or acrylic paint and brush.
Messages should relate to healthcare workers. When you are finished, find …