– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

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!

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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.

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Don’t Miss Any of The Volunteer Center’s 2018-19 Days of Service. Save These Dates on Your Calendar Now — and Watch for More Details to Come!

The Volunteer Center sponsors 5 wonderful 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 all who participated in the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Over 700 volunteers of all ages and abilities joined the Volunteer Center, The Kindness Connection, the Winnetka Historical Society and the Winnetka Community House at this year's MLK, Jr. Day of Service, benefiting 13 local nonprofits -- and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's visit to the Winnetka Village Green. Watch the video presentation "Civil Rights on the North Shore: Bringing the Movement home documenting the efforts of the North Shore Summer Project in the early 60's.

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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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Thanks to all of the volunteers who supported our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Over 600 volunteers of all ages helped make this year's MLK Jr. Day of Service a success. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped -- and to the Winnetka Community House for providing a great venue.

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Thanks for making our 2013 MLK Jr. Day of Service a Huge Success!

Almost 700 people of all ages helped make this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service our biggest one ever! Every table -- and much of the floorspace -- was filled with generous volunteers making fleece blankets, scarves, pet toys and gifts for those in need. Many thanks to everyone who came!

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