CLC Make a Difference Day 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Oct. 25th: Volunteers Needed for Make A Difference Day
Over 250 volunteers from the College of Lake County, along with volunteers from United Way of Lake County, will join millions of volunteers nationwide for service projects on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, Make A Difference Day, “The National Day of Doing Good.”
Make A Difference Day has become the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day. Past Make A Difference Days have attracted 3 million volunteers, and an estimated 28 million people in need have benefited.
The CLC Student United Way/Volunteer Club in conjunction with Career and Placement Services and United Way of Lake County is sponsoring Make a Difference Day 2014 at the college this year.
THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEER SITES ARE AVAILABLE:
AVON TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY (Round Lake Park) –ORGANIZE AND STOCK SHELVES WITH FOOD
Got Milk? How about bread, eggs, meat and cheese? Many of our neighbors in Lake County are very hungry. The Avon Township Food Pantry helps satisfy the hunger of 24,000 people each month. Help the pantry paint some walls to add a fresh finish to the space.
BERNIE’S BOOK BANK (Lake Forest)—SORT, STICKER AND PACKAGE CHILDRENS BOOKS
LOVE TO ORGANIZE? This is the site for you! Bernie’s Book Bank Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where books are today and are no longer being used, to where they are not and are desperately needed.Come be part of the solution to children’s literacy in Lake County.
THE BOOK BRIDGE (Grayslake) – CLEANING VOLUNTEER CENTER
Who wants to clean? The Book Bridge recently acquired a new building for storing books and conducting programs. Come help freshen up the building and organize books in the building.
CLC CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER (at CLC) – CLEANING CLASSROOMS AND PLAYGROUND
Can you come out and play? Helpers are needed to clean the playground equipment and
children’s classrooms. Have some fun reminiscing about your favorite toys and books. After you
are finished cleaning, have some fun on the playground with your new friends.
CLC COMMUNITY GARDEN (at CLC) – CLEAN GARDEN AND WINTERIZE PLANTING BEDS
Do you like to get your hands dirty? Come help turnover the Community Garden at CLC. Volunteers are also needed to winterize and turnover the planting beds in the greenhouse. No green thumbs needed, just big hearts!
CLC WOMEN’S CENTER (at CLC) – DESIGN AND CREATE CENTERPIECES
Glitter and Glue Guns unite! Come help the Women’s Center decorate centerpieces for their annual Fundraisers. Volunteers will help design and decorate themed centerpieces that the Women’s Center will sell to raise money forstudents in need. This is a great experience for kids (and kids at heart) to play with glitter and crafts.
LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE (Grayslake) – HARVEST SEEDS TO REPLENISH NATURAL HABITAT
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County’s natural
areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a
concern for the Preserves and make a meaningful contribution to Lake County. Volunteers will be
collecting seeds from native plants to continue in the preservation process of natural beauty.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK (Park City) – ORGANIZE AND PACKAGE FOOD
Do you look fashionable in a hairnet? Volunteers will work in the warehouse on a variety of projects, including sorting, evaluating, cleaning, and packaging donated and purchased food and non-food product for distribution to network partners and hungry neighbors.
SAVE-A-PET (Grayslake) – CLEAN ANIMAL CAGES AND TOYS
Want to play with the animals? Save-A-Pet is a no-kill animal shelter in need of volunteers to help clean cat cages and toys. Help the homeless cats and dogs of Lake County by making them feel loved with a clean environment. Warning: you may become attached to one of the animals and take it home!
Questions: Please contact Carolyn Serdar 847-543-2058 or email@example.com