Save the Date! Sign Up Now to Help Feed 100,000 Starving People in Nicaragua at Our Annual Kids Against Hunger — Coming Up on March 11, 2017.
The Volunteer Center, The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary, and the Winnetka Community House are looking for hundreds of volunteers to help pack 100,000 nutritious meals for hungry children in Nicaragua on Saturday, March 11th from 8:30am-4pm at the Winnetka Community House. This is a great group service project — or come alone and meet some new friends. You must sign up in advance — find out more and register here.
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.
Thanks to Everyone Who “Shared Their Bounty” at Thanksgiving This Year!
The Volunteer Center is grateful to the families, individuals, schools and community groups who donated carloads of nutritious food to the clients of Good News Partners, and a pantry full of fresh produce to the New Trier Township Food Pantry. Thanks also to the families and individuals who helped deliver the food to Good News Partners on Thanksgiving morning. It was a fabulous community effort!