September 11 Day of Service

Help Commemorate the 22nd ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11.  Celebrate Local Heroes During Our Annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
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Help Commemorate the 22nd ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. Celebrate Local Heroes During Our Annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

Winnetka Fire Department
Honoring Firefighters on 9/11 Day of Remembrance

Monday, September 11, 2023

The Volunteer Center’s Annual DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE is a terrific opportunity to say “thank you” to the local heroes we count on every day — and to commemorate the heroes of 9/11.

Calling all grateful individuals, families, friends, service organizations and community groups
to express their gratitude to local police, firefighters and emergency personnel by dropping by with

Cards or letters 
Children’s artwork depicting their heroism
PURCHASED bakery goods
Other expressions of personal gratitude 

No need to RSVP, just visit your local fire/police stations and say thank you

Let us know you participated. Send an email and photos to info@VolunteerCenterHelps.org

This project is sponsored annually by the Volunteer Center: www.volunteercenterhelps.org
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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.  

Monday, September 11th was a Day of Service and Remembrance — and a Wonderful Commemoration of the Heroes of 9/11
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Monday, September 11th was a Day of Service and Remembrance — and a Wonderful Commemoration of the Heroes of 9/11

The Volunteer Center’s Annual Day of Service and Remembrance provided our community a terrific opportunity to say “thank you” to the local heroes we count on every day.

Winnetka FDFamily members, friends, neighbors and service groups joined together all over the community to recognize local police, firefighters and rescue professionals for their daily heroism and sacrifices on Monday, September 11.

Members of local communities everywhere dropped off:

  • Cards or letters expressing gratitude
  • Children’s artwork depicting their heroism
  • PURCHASED bakery goods
  • Other expressions of personal gratitude 
This project was sponsored by the Volunteer Center

Let us know you participated. Send an email and photos to info@VolunteerCenterHelps.org

The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

 

 

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Local Heroes were honored during our  2013 Volunteer Center Day of Service and Remembrance
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Local Heroes were honored during our 2013 Volunteer Center Day of Service and Remembrance

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE 

Honor the heroes of September 11, 2001

Gather your family members, friends and service groups and personally thank your local police and firefighters for their everyday heroism and sacrifice by dropping by with:  cards and letters, purchased baked goods, children’s artwork — or any other expression of gratitude.

No need to RSVP, just visit your fire/police stations and give them your thanks

If you wish, let us know at info@VolunteerCenterHelps.org if you plan to participate with your service group and we’ll contact the press on your behalf.

 

SEPTEMBER 11 DAY OF SERVICE
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SEPTEMBER 11 DAY OF SERVICE

 

HELP US COMMEMORATE OUR COUNTRY’S HEROES:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 is the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. The Volunteer Center would like you to please honor our heroes wherever you live, by stopping by your local police and fire stations and thanking them for their services. Gather your family and friends and make a card, make a sign, bake some cookies, or just say thanks.

Send us the pictures from your visit: info@VolunteerCenterHelps.org