– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Volunteers of all ages and abilities joined hands to make a difference

Who
Individuals, families, friends, school and community groups seeking to spend MLK Day in support of those in need in our community.

What   
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an annual community service event that benefits local nonprofits, sponsored by The Volunteer Center, The Kindness Connection and the Winnetka Community House.

When
Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1-4pm

Where 
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Why 
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers of all ages and abilities participated in service projects to benefit local nonprofits and the people in need that they serve. The afternoon also provided a forum for polite, open-mic discussion of civil liberties and service to mankind, and Dr. King’s enduring message of tolerance, diversity and service.

This year volunteers were invited to make:

  • blankets and scarves and for the homeless and refugees
  • pet toys for orphaned animals
  • valentines and letters to veterans
  • beaded bracelets for women and children in domestic shelters
  • woven placemats for homebound senior citizens
  • candy bags for seniors
  • animal cards for hospitalized children in Chicago

Plus, we gratefully accepted the following donations

  • Laundry Detergent for the New Trier Township Food Pantry
  • New and gently-used warm coats for Refugees and Veterans
  • Umbrellas (new or gently used) for Refugee One

Take a Look at MLK Day 2018

Questions?  Email info@volunteercenterhelps.org.  Or call The Volunteer Center at 847-441-7665

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