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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
|Activity||Beneficiary Nonprofit s|
|Create Valentines Cards for Veterans||Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Hines VA Hospital
|Design Book Marks||Various Youth Literacy Programs|
|Woven Paper Placemats||Meals At Home|
|Make Animal Cards||Pediatric Units of Local Hospitals|
|Make Beaded Bracelets||Luggage for Freedom (women and children in domestic shelters)|
|Assemble No-Sew Blankets||Night Ministry
Refugee and Immigrant Organizations
|Make Pet Toys||Orphans of the Storm|
|Make Banners||Various Homeless Shelters|
|Make Fleece Scarves||Various Homeless Shelters
Various Refugee and Immigrant Organizations
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call The Volunteer Center at 847-441-7670