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


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 — or anything else that is not quickly perishable and would make a festive holiday dinner!

Bring your donations to the New Trier Food Pantry, 739 Elm Street in Winnetka on Monday, December 23rd between 9 and 11.

Click here to learn more about how you can support the New Trier Food Pantry.

Good News Partners

Good News Partners is looking for volunteers to help with its Christmas Store coming up on December 14th.  They need people to help sort and price gifts, greet clients, checkout, wrap gifts and serve treats.

Click here to learn more about how you can help with the Christmas Store.