The Volunteer Center Teaches Screen Break 2017 Volunteers How to Make and Use “Plarn”
At our Screen Break workshop in March, the Volunteer Center helped an enthusiastic group of volunteers make “Plarn” — a great way to recycle plastic bags to make “yarn” that can be woven into useful products, like mats that homeless individuals living on the street can use as a cold and vapor barrier.
Local Media Shares Strategies for Getting Your Message Out with Nonprofits at “Meet Your Press” Event on February 23rd
The Volunteer Center hosted over 50 Nonprofit professionals seeking new ways to get noticed by the press at this year’s “Meet Your Press” continental breakfast and panel discussion. The highly interactive discussion was lead by local news professionals from N.E. Metro Chicago print and digital daily and weekly papers. magazines and social media outlets, and covered topics like writing effective press releases, pitching a story, getting your story noticed and what kind of content each media is most interested in. It was a lively and engaging morning that also provided a great networking opportunity for the Nonprofits who attended.
Hundreds of Dedicated Volunteers Helped Feed 100,000 Starving People in Nicaragua at Our Annual Kids Against Hunger on March 11, 2017
The Volunteer Center, The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary, and the Winnetka Community House welcomed hundreds of volunteers who helped pack 100,000 nutritious meals for hungry children in Nicaragua on Saturday, March 11th from at the Winnetka Community House. This is always a great group or family service project — and a fun way to come together in service to people in desperate need. This year was no exception. Thanks to all who participated, and to the Winnetka Community House for hosting!