Hundreds of Volunteers Turned Out to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy with a Community Day of Service
An infectious spirit of giving filled the Winnetka Community House on Monday, January 15 as almost 600 volunteers — families, friends, scout troops, community groups and individuals of all ages — gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring message of tolerance, diversity and service. A variety of fun service projects benefiting ten local nonprofits and the people they serve were offered, and volunteers created and donated over 1,200 blankets, scarves, dog toys, cards, bracelets, placemats and other gifts for people in need throughout Chicago. An Open Mic forum also offered community members an opportunity to share their thoughtful reflections on the relevance of the message and legacy of Dr. King today. This is always a terrific community activity, and we are grateful for the support and generosity of everyone who came. Read more info about the nonbprofits we supported and see photos from the event here. See you next year!
Thanks to A Great Community Effort, “Share Your Bounty” Provided Generously for Families in Need During Thanksgiving Week
We’d like to thank everyone who donated food to the New Trier Township (NTT) Food Pantry and Good News Partners during Thanksgiving week. Thanks to a generous community, the NTT Food Pantry received 60+ baskets of fresh produce to offer to all its clients as a special holiday treat — and hundreds of bags of food were distributed to the families at Good News Partners. A wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!