– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

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Who:     Individuals, families, community and service groups of all ages and abilities on Chicago’s North Shore and surrounding communities

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

When:     Monday, January 16, 2017 from 1pm-4pm.  And coming again in January 2018!

Where:     Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Why:    It honored the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrates his message of tolerance, diversity and service by providing an opportunity for volunteers of all ages and abilities to participate in service projects to benefit over a dozen local nonprofits and the people in need that they serve.

2017 MLK Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Activities and Beneficiary Nonprofits

ActivityBeneficiary Nonprofit s
Create Valentines Cards for VeteransCaptain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Hines VA Hospital
Design Book MarksVarious Youth Literacy Programs
Woven Paper PlacematsMeals At Home
Make Animal CardsPediatric Units of Local Hospitals
Make Beaded BraceletsLuggage for Freedom (women and children in domestic shelters)
Assemble No-Sew BlanketsNight Ministry
Refugee and Immigrant Organizations
Make Pet ToysOrphans of the Storm
Make BannersVarious Homeless Shelters
Make Fleece ScarvesVarious Homeless Shelters
Various Refugee and Immigrant Organizations

Questions?  Email info@volunteercenterhelps.org.  Or call The Volunteer Center at 847-441-7670

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