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Looking to Make A Difference during the Holidays? Find Out How You Can Help Here!

‘Tis the season when many of our nonprofit partners are looking for a little extra help. Take a look at our Directory of Holiday Opportunities here — and make sure you visit this page often, as we will be adding new opportunities throughout the holiday season. You can also peruse our Directory of Nonprofits and reach out to them directly to see if they need volunteers.

 

BE A HOLIDAY HERO

Cancer patients and their families have a lot on their plate, especially during the holidays —  but it’s not always food. This holiday season, through Culinary Care, you can fill their plates with hope, joy and critical nourishment when you give them access to one free meal — or a full year of meals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CLICK HERE.

New Trier Township

three ways to help New TRIER TOWNSHIP HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Caring Neighbors
Provide holiday gifts to NT Township resident families facing financial hardship.

Food Gift Cards
Provide hope and holiday cheer to NT Township Food Pantry clients by providing food gift cards that allow them to purchase their favorite holiday treats and enjoy a special holiday meal.

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.

Lawrence HallGIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  BY SUPPORTING LAWRENCE HALL’S ANNUAL WISH LIST HOLIDAY DRIVE

Request and Fulfill a Wish List for an at-risk youth
Organize a Gift Drive for your church, office or community group
Shop Our Amazon Wish List and send gifts directly to Lawrence Hall.
Contribute to Our Gift Card Drive that allows older youth to shop for what they need themselves.
Donate Cash Online to the Lawrence Hall Wish List Fund, and we’ll make sure every child has a gift to open.

For more information, to sign up, or to donate, CLICK HERE.

GRANT A WISH FOR SENIORS IN NEED

The North Shore Senior Center’s Giving Tree provides gifts for seniors that are small luxuries that make a huge difference in their lives — and may be the only gifts they receive during the holidays.  Select a gift from the wish list, or make a donation to be used to purchase one of the gifts requested.

For more information, to pick a gift from the wish list or to donate, Click Here.

BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS FOR A CNE FAMILY!

Childcare Network of Evanston is hosting its Holiday Gift Card Drive again this year, providing holiday gifts for children and families in their program.  Their goal is to collect enough gift card donations to provide EACH CNE family with gift cards that will allow them to purchase: $50 in gifts for each enrolled child; $50 in gifts for each additional child in their household; $50 worth of food to make their holiday meals special.

For more information or to make a donation, Click Here.

LAMBS FARM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Breakfast With Santa is one of Lambs Farm’s most beloved annual events, that not only provides a festive lunch and a magical “safe” visit with Santa for visiting families, but also helps raise funds to support the many programs for developmentally disabled residents of Lambs Farm.

Volunteers are needed to help in the Cafe and the Visitors Center on December 9,10,16,17.

For more information about Lambs Farm or Breakfast with Santa, Click Here.
To register as a volunteer, email Angela Ramert at asr@lambsfarm.org or call 847-990-3864.

Junior League of Evanston-North ShoreSupport Junior League of Evanston-North Shore “Toys for tots” collection

JLE-NS is holding a donation drive for the Toys for Tots program this holiday season.  You can support this program by dropping off your donations of new and unwrapped toys to the following locations: Community House Winnetka, 620 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, 2934 Central Street in Evanston, or Pure Barre, 910 Church Street in Evanston.

We will be collecting donations through December 15th.

For more information, click here.

The Night Ministry logoprepare holiday stockings for the homeless

Every holiday season The night Ministry distributes over 1,000 holiday stockings filled with essentials like thermal socks, personal care items, winter hats, gloves, and more.  Volunteer to help prepare them!

for more information email luke@thennightministry.org

Provide secret santa gifts for intellectually disabled residents at glenkirk

The Glenkirk Holiday Gift Drive is an annual event that aims to ensure that each individual in our residential program receives a holiday gift.  Gift lists are provided to assist volunteers in selecting thoughtful gifts.

for more information email cmayfield@glenkirk.org

provide gift cards to families with young children so they can shop for their children’s christmas wishes

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE) invites you to support our families with young children by purchasing gift cards for the parents to use to shop for and select gifts that are perfect for their children.

for more information, click here

Shore Community Services logovolunteers for shore holiday parties

Volunteers are needed to help with Shore day programs on December 15th, 20th and 21st.

for more information, click here

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