Patch wants to celebrate our one-month birthday and the holiday season with gifts for all. We've come up with some 'Best of 2010' stories to take a prideful look at the end of a decade. We kick off the series with some of our favorite places to volunteer around town, in no particular order.
We also want to hear about some of your favorites. Send editor Andrea Hart an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or let your voice be heard in the comments below.
1. Go Green Wilmette
a. Where: PO Box 954 Wilmette, IL
b. What: Join environmental awareness campaigns, start up a recycling program, or plan nature-based activities, to name a few.
2. Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club
a. Where: PO BOX 731 Wilmette, IL, 60091-0731
b. What: Connect to an international network of volunteers and initiatives.
3. Youth Connection:
a. Where: P.O. Box 67 Wilmette, Illinois 60091
b. What: Provides service opportunities for children who are in the 5th to 8th grade.
4. Warming House Youth Center
a. Where: 1187 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette, Illinois 60091
b. What: Provides a substance-free, safe environment for high school-aged youth.
5. Adaptive Adventures
a. Where: 2616 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091
b. What: Provides outdoor activities, such as kayaking and skiing, for persons with physical disabilities.
6. Family Service Center
a. Where: 1167 Wilmette Avenue, Suite 201, Wilmette, Illinois 60091
b. What: Offers stress relief to families and individuals through therapeutic sessions.
7. JJ's List
a. Where: 1229 Richmond Lane Wilmette, IL 60091
b. What: Facilitates positive interaction between businesses and people with disabilities.
8. Wilmette Historical Society
a. Where: 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL
b. What: Provide tours for visiting organizations.
9. Wilmette Park District
a. Where: 1200 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091
b. What: Offers volunteer coaching opportunities.
10. Wilmette Public Library
a. Where: 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL
b. What: Work at the Books Down Under store.