Our Biggest Make A Difference Day Ever!
A Generous Community Cleaned Its Closets to Benefit People and Animals in Need
Make A Difference Day is one of the North Shore’s favorite opportunities to lend a hand to local nonprofits serving people in need. Even with the challenges of the pandemic, this year was no exception. With support from our dedicated volunteer partners from Highcrest Middle School — and this year’s host Wilmette Junior High School — we were able to send our nonprofit partners away with cars and trucks bursting at the seams with valuable donations. And our guest dog from Orphans of the Storm even found a home! Many thanks to all who helped make this such an inspiring event.
Participating Nonprofits and Items Collected
Books4Cause — Gently used books, all genres, including textbooks, CDs, DVDs and vinyl
Childcare Network of Evanston — Infant Baby diapers, size newborn to 6. Baby wipes and pull-ups, especially 3T-4T boys and girls. Formula – Regular, Gentle Ease and Similac
Connections for the Homeless — Men’s casual winter clothing and coats, hoodies and sweatshirts; duffels, sleeping bags, suitcases
Counseling Center for the North Shore — Women’s clothing and coats
Gear 4 Goals — Sports equipment
Glass Slipper Project — Women’s jewelry and formal/dressy purses
Hadley Institute for the Blind and the Visually Impaired — Eyeglasses & Cases
Junior League of Evanston/North Shore — Casual purses, travel-sized toiletries
New Trier Township Food Pantry — Non-perishable Food, paper goods, laundry detergent
Northwestern Settlement — Baby, toddler and children’s clothing, coats and shoes
Orphans of the Storm — Pet supplies, food, newspapers, pets to adopt!
Refugee One — Winter boots for all ages and genders
Woman’s Club of Evanston — Prom dresses and dress shoes
Working Bikes — Adult bikes in repairable condition and gently-used kid’s bikes
YMCA of Metro Chicago — Toys, games and school supplies
Check Out Last Year’s Make A Difference Day
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