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 generously offered their time and talents. Here’s to a healthy and giving 2014 for all of our Volunteer Center supporters.
Volunteers of All Ages Honor Dr. Martin Luther King With Remote Service Projects
2022 MLK DAY OF SERVICE : Due to the recent rise in COVID cases, The Volunteer Center (VC) offered this year’s MLK Day of Service volunteers remote project kits to finish at home and bring back to the VC for delivery to local nonprofits. The volunteer community responded with overwhelming generosity, and made 164 blankets and hundreds of other meaningful goods for the struggling clients of many supportive organizations. Continue reading to see pictures of some of our loyal volunteers and their finished products. And if you’re looking for activities to do at home with your friends or family during this wintry, indoor season, you’ll also find some great ideas — with complete instructions — that you can do anytime.
Hundreds Donate Baskets to 2012 Thanksgiving Greet and Feed!
This year Volunteer Center partnered with Creatively Caring to provide baskets of food — and beautiful handmade decorations — to every family who came to Good News Partners for our 2012 Thanksgiving Greet & Feed.
Thanks to All of the Volunteers Who Helped Make a Difference at This Year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Volunteers of all ages turned out on a rainy day for our annual Day of Service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrating his enduring message of tolerance, diversity and service. At this year’s event on January 17th, The Volunteer Center, The Kindness Connection and the Winnetka Community House hosted hundreds of dedicated volunteers, who participated in a variety of fun service projects benefiting over a dozen local nonprofits and the people they serve. Thanks to generous community support we delivered hundreds of blankets for the homeless, welcome gifts for refugees, and thoughtful gifts for those who are sick or in need — even toys for orphaned animals! Find out more — and check out photos from the event– here.
Please Join Us at Our School Service-Learning Workshop and Networking Event
THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2020. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION LATER THIS YEAR. Calling All Faith-based and School Parent Organization Presidents and Service-Learning Outreach Chairs STAY TUNED FOR DATE AND LOCATION IN SPRING 2020 Need to spice up your faith-based or school’s community service program for your families and students?…
Drop Off at Make A Difference Day — Then Drop by the Fall Fest Community Wellness Fair!
This Saturday, October 22nd, after you drop off your donations at Make A Difference Day, make sure you drop by the Fall Fest Community Wellness Fair, co-sponsored by VC partners North Shore Senior Center and New Trier Township. Make A Difference Day starts at 9am, which leaves plenty of time to treat yourself to a little…