Clean out your closets to benefit some outstanding nonprofits at this year’s Make A Difference Day, sponsored by the Volunteer Center.
Make a Difference Day is always a fun and meaningful day of service that mobilizes our local community to do something good for the organizations who work year-round to do good for so many. It’s also a great opportunity for your family, neighborhood, school or community group to work together to make a difference.
Last year we broke all records! Cars lined up to deliver almost 24,000 donations, ranging from children’s clothes to sporting goods to household items — even prom dresses and eyeglasses. An army of volunteers sorted and packed donations into the waiting vehicles of the grateful nonprofits. Everyone went home feeling the Spirit of Giving alive and well in our community.
Watch this website for more details about the nonprofits who will be participating this year, and the list of donations we are looking for. But mark your calendar NOW for Saturday, October 27th from 9-12 at the Indian Hill Train Station in Winnetka. We’ll see you there!
Make A Difference Day 2017
2017 Make A Difference Day Participating Nonprofits
|Bernie’s Book Bank||Children's books through 6th grade -- fiction and nonfiction
(comic, activity, text, reference
|Childcare Network of Evanston||Children's clothing and toys|
|Connections for the Homeless||Men's clothes, shoes, outerwear, linens, blankets, towels, duffel bags, small wheeled luggage|
|Counseling Center of the North Shore||Women's clothing, fine shoes|
|Gear 4 Goals||Sports equipment|
|Glass Slipper Project||Prom dresses and women's formal wear|
|Goodwill||Any extra and unassigned items|
|Hadley Institute for the Blind & Visually Impaired||Eyeglasses and cases|
|Infant, Inc.||Size 1 diapers, powdered baby formula|
|Junior League of Evanston/NS||Purses, decorative household items, unopened travel-size toiletries|
|New Trier Township Food Pantry||Nonperishable foods, paper goods, detergent|
|Orphans of the Storm||Pet supplies, food, old towels, newspapers|
|Refugee One||Coats and boots|
|Working Bikes||Bikes and bicycle parts -- ANY condition|
|YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago||School supplies, backpacks, educational games and puzzles|
Want to find out more about Make A Difference Day — or The Volunteer Center? Email email@example.com