– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

It Was a Record-Breaking MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY on Saturday, October 28th!

Many thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who turned out to make this year's Make A Difference Day our most successful ever! 15 local nonprofits collected almost 24,000 items from a steady stream of vehicles that filled the parking lot for hours. It was a great community effort that brought individuals, families, school and community groups together in support of organizations who make a difference in the lives of people in need right here in our community.

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Another Successful MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY for the Volunteer Center and 15 of Our Nonprofit Partners!

Make A Difference Day has long been one of the Volunteer Center's most important annual Days of Service, and Saturday October 22nd was no exception. Cars lined up on a beautiful Fall morning to donate truckloads of valuable items to 15 nonprofits who were grateful to receive them. Many thanks to everyone who turned out to Make A Difference -- and make it a great day! Check out our photo gallery here.

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Thanks to everyone who helped make our 13th annual Make A Difference Day a Huge Success!

In spite of the weather, on Saturday, October 24th cars lined up in Winnetka to donate everything from clothes to sporting goods to pet supplies. And 14 grateful nonprofits left with full trucks. Thanks to all of the generous donors who came out in the rain -- and to the army of volunteers who stood in the rain and helped unload, sort and organize the bounty of donations. It was a great day.

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Don’t Miss Any of The Volunteer Center’s 2017-18 Days of Service. Save These Dates on Your Calendar Now — and Watch for More Details to Come!

The Volunteer Center sponsors 5 terrific opportunities throughout the school year for you and your whole family to volunteer your time in service to those in need in our community. Click here for this year's dates -- and watch this website for more detailed information throughout the year about how you can make a difference at these wonderful events.

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Thanks to everyone who helped make Make-A-Difference Day 2014 our most successful ever!

Over 19,000 items were collected for 17 nonprofits, thanks to record-breaking donations, abundant volunteers and a beautiful Fall day. We are grateful to all of the families and groups who donated by the vanload -- especially Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Crow Island School in Winnetka and the New Trier High School baseball teams. A great community event in every way!

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Mark Your Calendar to Make A Difference at This Year’s Volunteer Center Days of Service

Coming up: Kids Against Hunger. Click here for more information.

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Check out the great photos and feedback from 2013 Make A Difference Day!

18 nonprofits gratefully accepted thousands of generous donations at Make A Difference Day on October 26th. Thanks to everyone who made this year such a success!

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Our 10th Annual Make A Difference Day — A Great Day!

Some of our nonprofit representatives celebrate over 7,000 items donated to 16 local nonprofits during Make A Difference Day 2012!

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GOT STUFF? Get Ready to Make A Difference!

The Volunteer Center (VC) will sponsor its 10th annual Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 27nd from 9 am-12 pm at the Indian Hill Train Station in Winnetka. This year, representatives from 17 nonprofits will be on hand to collect much-needed items.

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Make a Difference Day 2011!

Thank You for Helping 19 Nonprofits with Your Generous Donations! ChildServ For Youth: Toys, Games, Computer Games and Systems, Books Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association (ESCCA)               Coats, Fleece Jackets, Hats,...

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