Looking for Ways to Make A Difference This Holiday Season?

There is great need — and great opportunity — to feed the hungry this Holiday Season.

Check out one of these links to see how you can provide food for, or serve, the hungry during the holiday season this year. 

Hunger Volunteer Connection




Connect with a volunteer opportunity in your community that will help end hunger.



The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago







Visit our comprehensive listing of soup kitchens in our community who might be looking for volunteers during the holidays.



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Donate Food to the New Trier Township Food Pantry.


mib4Donate to Warming Hearts and Hands VII

2015 Warming Hearts & Hands



ESC Holiday Calendar


Executive Service Corps of Chicago wants to make giving back as easy as possible this year.  So here’s a list of wonderful ways you can participate in Chicago’s donations drives during the 2015 holiday season.  To see a complete list, visit their website here.

CFTH Gift of GivingConnection for the Homeless “Gift of Giving” Program

Connections’ annual giving program is looking for people to donate gifts for 150 people who were homeless and are recently housed or living in transitional shelters and houses.

To sign up to purchase a gift click here.

For more information visit www.cfthinc.org.


lambs-farm-logoLambs Farm Seeking Bakery Volunteers

We are busy elves during the holiday season at Lambs Farm and we are in need of helpful volunteers to assist with the Bakery & Country Store @ Lambs

We need volunteers to help package cookies, pour chocolate, make doggie biscuits, package up gifts, the list goes on and on and the need changes daily….

When: any week day- Monday through Friday

Time: Any time frame of 2 to 4 hours within 10am-3pm

When we need help: Now until the holidays are upon us!

Contact Angela Ramert, Lambs Farm Volunteers and Groups Coordinator            asr@lambsfarm.org, 847-990-3864

logo1November Service Project

Throughout the month of November we are collecting the following items to be donated to The Night Ministry and distributed to those struggling with poverty and homelessness.

-Toothbrushes/toothpaste (small travel size)

-Pairs of adult thermal socks

-Small first aid kits (99¢ size)

-Small packets of tissue

-Full size deodorants

-Lip balms

-Hand creams

-Hand warmers

-Pairs of magic gloves

-Small memo pads/pens

-Assorted candy, chocolates, breath mints and gum

-Decks of cards

-Giftcards (i.e. Target, Marshalls, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks, Walgreens, CVS)

-Hats, gloves, and/or long underwear

These needed items can be dropped off at the WYO anytime during drop-in hours!

Questions?  Contact Brian Muldoon, Program Director at briana@winnetkayo.org

Lawrence Hall logo newMake Some Magic for the Youth and Families of Lawrence Hall During the Holidays!

Help make the holidays brighter for our children, youth & families by ensuring that all of our        families have a gift to open this holiday season.  Please support Lawrence Hall’s Annual Holiday Wish Drive!

TWO ways you can help:

  1.  Make a Financial Donation, which we will use to purchase gifts
  2. Purchase a gift from an individual youth’s Wish List

Thank you for making a difference to last a lifetime!

For more information or to request an individual youth’s Wish List please contact Julia Guettler, jguettler@lawrencehall.org or (773) 474-0312

Good News Partners LogoVolunteer at the Good News Partners Christmas Market December 12th

  • Buy Gifts
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Serve Cookies
  • Sing Carols


GNP Flier for Christmas Market 2015



GCE squareHelp Fund Scholarships for students to attend the GCE Lab School.

Click HERE for information about giving initiatives.

CGI LAB Schoolwww.gcelabschool.com

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Visit our website at www.open-communities.org to purchase tickets or for more information.

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Working Bikes Holiday Bike Sale

Volunteers needed to help at our annual Holiday Kids Bike Sale.  We will be selling kids’ bikes for $5-10 each to families in need.  This is a fun, festive opportunity to get in the holiday spirit!

For more information visit www.workingbikes.org