Thanksgiving “Share Your Bounty”

The VC is Sponsoring THREE Ways to “Share Your Bounty” With Those in Need This Thanksgiving

The VC is Sponsoring THREE Ways to “Share Your Bounty” With Those in Need This Thanksgiving

Families, individuals and community groups looking to make a difference to those in need at Thanksgiving will have three ways to help out this year.  Clients of the New Trier Food Pantry in Winnetka will be treated to baskets of fresh produce, treats and personal items.  Senior adults at CJE Adult Day Services in Evanston will have their spirits lifted by handmade Thanksgiving Cards.   And grateful families at Good News Partners will fill their pantries with groceries that will carry them through the weeks after Thanksgiving. All the details you need to participate can be found below.

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

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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!

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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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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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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.

 

 

 

 

3 WAYS TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!
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3 WAYS TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!

Donate a Basket of Fresh Produce to the

NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY

Tuesday, Nov 12th – Monday, Nov 19th

739 Elm St., Winnetka

Suggested items:  Non-perishable fruits: oranges/clementines, apples, pineapples Veggies:  squashes, beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, potatoes  Pantry Items: coffee, tea, salad dressings, salsa, cookies, crackers, chocolates, nutsPersonal Items: shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and other special treats.


Make Thanksgiving Crafts With Your Children with

CREATIVELY CARING

Saturday, Nov 17 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Barbara’s Bookmarket 

2651 Navy Blvd., Glen Town Center, Glenview

Beautify Food Donation Baskets ~ Make flower baskets, hanging door scrolls and greeting cards.   Admission is free!

 

Feed and Greet Low Income Families at

GOOD NEWS PARTNERS

Thanksgiving Morning, stop by any time between 10am and noon and you will be directed to a recipient family either in the building or around the corner.  Or you can just drop the basket and go!  Thank you for your generosity.  These groceries will sustain the families after the Thanksgiving Feast.

1600 W. Jonquil Terrace, Chicago, IL (Rogers Park – near Evanston)

Bring a Laundry Basket filled with groceries (not Thanksgiving meal)

Suggested items: Canned ham and other canned goods – fruits and veggies, soups, tuna peanut butter, microwaveable rice and pasta, pasta sauces, cereals or treats, coffee, and add a special treat if you’d like – think chocolate?