Looking for Ways to Make A Difference This Year During the Holidays?

Families fighting cancer have so much on their plate, but it’s not always food. This holiday season, through Culinary Care, you can sponsor a family and give them access to free meals on every treatment day for an entire year.

This is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer throughout the year to families in need of a little love, nourishment and hope while they fight cancer.

To sponsor a family or for more information, click here.

There are 3 ways to make a difference by supporting the New Trier Township “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Christmas program.



Caring Neighbors
Sponsor a neighbor in need in the Township by purchasing gifts off of their wish list.

Food Gift Cards
Purchase Food Gift Cards for senior citizens living on low and fixed income in the Township.

Organize a Food Drive for the NTT Food Pantry
This is a fun project for your friends, family, school or community group.  Help the Food Pantry stock up at a time of year when the need is greater than usual, because children are home from school, and their regular donor base is on vacation.

For more information, and to find out how you can participate, click here

WINGS provides critical services to those affected by domestic violence; especially children.  You can help by donating items from their Holiday Wish List.   For more information about the transformative work of Wings, click here.


WINGS Holiday Wish List

Twin Sized Comforters/Blankets
Pull Ups – Size 2/3, 3/4 and 4/5
Pull Ups – Size Sm/Med and Lg/Xlg
Diapers – Size 3, 4, 5 and 6
Children’s Underwear (sizes 2T – 16)
Men’s Underwear – Small and 2X
Women’s Underwear – 13 to 16
Women’s Slippers – Size X-Large (No Slipper Socks)
Girl’s Slippers – Size Medium through X-Large (No Slipper Socks) (Not toddler sizes, only youth sizes)
Boy’s Slippers – Size Large and X-Large (No Slipper Socks) (Not toddler sizes, only youth sizes)
Baby Monitors
Crib Sheets
Training Bras – All Sizes Baby Wipes
Shower Curtains
Strollers – Check for Recalls
High Chairs – Check for Recalls
Car Seats – No Expired Ones
Bath/Hand Towels
Men’s/Women’s Pajamas – 2X and 3X
Children’s Pajamas – 10/12 and 14/16
Boy and Girl Socks – Toddler Sizes
2020 Day Planners
Phone Chargers/Blocks (Any Kind)
Men’s/Women’s Robes – All Sizes
Ear Buds
Ethnic Hair Products – Hair lotion/oil, shampoo with oils, relaxer kits etc.
Noise Cancelling Headphones Pillows for Beds
Baby Bottles

In addition, Wings needs gift cards in $100, $50 and $25 denominations.  These are used in many ways such as helping clients get to interviews and appointments as well as helping us to feed 90+ people within our safe homes.

Any Gas Card

For more information email Tabitha Nelson at tnilson@wingsprogram.com

Lambs Farm Seeking Volunteers for Multiple Holiday Events Throughout December

Volunteers needed December 5, 6, 7 and 8 both day and evening to assist at booths selling cookies, candy and holiday treats.  And if shopping’s more up your alley, they need customers and shoppers too!  Click here for more information about the event.

Volunteers needed December 14, 15, 21 and 22 to help customers during pictures with Santa, including greeting, pouring coffee, assisting staff, selling raffle tickets, and holiday crafts for the kids.  Bring your kids and enjoy Brunch and a photo with Santa while you’re there!  Click here for more information about the event.


To sign up, email asr@lambsfarm.org, or for more information Click Here.

Looking to for an amazing volunteer experience? Equestrian Connection is the place for you!

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9AM-6PM with after school programs until 7PM, we have opportunities for all schedules!   Equestrian Connection is a Therapeutic riding center for kids and adults with special needs, and we are always looking for help! We are located right off 60 right where 60 crosses over 294!  Volunteers have the opportunity to work with therapists, clients, and horses!

 e-mail Kayla at ecvolunteering@gmail.com or visit equestrianconnection.org.


Event:  Holiday Drivers (November through January) – Once a Week or Once a Month
Location:  Evanston, New Trier Township, North Shore, Skokie, Glenview, Waukegan
Date:  Once a week or once a month, Monday through Saturday (including Holidays)
Hours:  between 11am and 1pm
Description:The holiday season finds us in need of additional drivers. Please consider helping to assist with meal delivery in the Evanston and North Shore areas. Volunteer solo or partner up with a friend, family member or colleague. Multiple dates available from November 2018 through January 2019. Delivery days are Monday through Saturday (including Holidays.) Volunteer time window is between 11 am to 1 pm (1.5 to 2 hours on date assigned.) Must clear both background and driving check.

For more information:http://www.mealsathome.org/deliver-meals.html, Or e-mail: volcoord@mealsathome.org


There are 4 ways to participate in Lawrence Hall’s Holiday Wish List Drive 2019:

Request and Fulfill a Wish List for an at-risk youth
Organize a Gift Drive for your church, office or community group
Donate Cash to the Lawrence Hall Wish List Fund, that will be used to make sure every child has a gift to open
Shop our wish list items on Lawrence Hall’s Amazon Wish List and have them shipped directly to us.

For more information, to sign up, or to donate, contact Larissa Sykes at lsykes@lawrencehall.org — or Click Here.



For more information or to RSVP email info@winnetkayo.org or call 847-446-0443.






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