“Everyone can be great. Because everyone can serve.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Volunteer Center and The Kindness Connection have teamed up again for a fun and meaningful event to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The program will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at the New Trier High School Northfield campus cafeteria. There will be a variety of projects that will benefit people with critical needs. This year’s projects will include no-sew blankets, pet toys, decorating individual squares to be made into quilts for hospitalized children, birthday gift bags, magnets and cards for the elderly and Valentine’s Day cards and placemats for veterans, and decorative flowers for a local women’s shelter, just to name a few.
There is no fee to attend this event. However, those interested in making no-sew projects are asked to bring 4 yards of fleece fabric with them. We will supply the materials for all other projects. We are also accepting donations of laundry detergent to benefit the New Trier Township Food Pantry. Non-food items are not covered by the LINK card/food stamps.
The day is organized to welcome the participation of everyone from the youngest member of the family to the grandparents. Please stop by and stay as long as you’d like. It’s a wonderful opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For more information about the MLK Day of Service, please go to our websites: VolunteerCenterHelps.org and thekindnessconnection.org or call 847-441-7665 or 847-807-9340.
About The Volunteer Center:
Since 1960 The Volunteer Center has served as a clearinghouse for volunteers to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New Trier Township and Northeast Metropolitan Chicago. The VC annually refers over 15,000 individuals to volunteer opportunities via its Days of Service, which include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Make A Difference Day, Thanksgiving Greet and Feed, and Global Youth Service Day (Kids against Hunger). Volunteers may also uncover needs on the VC website, www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org
About The Kindness Connection:
The Kindness Connection® (TKC) inspires the next generation of volunteers by making meaningful service learning opportunities accessible to youth in the Chicagoland area. We believe that positive volunteer experiences early in life have the power to inspire individuals to make the practice of giving their time and resources to charitable and civic causes an intrinsic part of their lives.
Since 2006, The Kindness Connection has reached 17,000 youth volunteers through 55 schools and organizations, and delivered 30,000+ handmade symbols of kindness to 40 non-profits around the world.