Got Stuff?

The Volunteer Center of Northeast Metropolitan Chicago is here to help.

The Volunteer Center will sponsor its 9th annual Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9 am-12 pm at the Indian Hill Train Station in Winnetka.

This year, representatives from 19 nonprofits will be on hand to collect much-needed items, including:

  • outerwear; shoes and boots
  • school supplies
  • games
  • toys and books
  • cleaning supplies and paper goods
  • laundry detergent
  • baby formula and diapers
  • non-perishable food
  • kitchen supplies
  • dog and cat food and supplies
  • sports equipment
  • prom dresses and accessories
  • eyeglasses and cases
  • bicycles
  • musical instruments
  • Halloween costumes

In these difficult economic times, the need is greater than ever.  So please take this opportunity to clean out your closets or add a few extra items to your shopping cart. You can collect items as an individual, family, group or neighborhood.  And it couldn’t be easier!  Volunteers will be waiting to unload your car and get your donations to the appropriate agency.

Recipient nonprofits include:  ChildServ, Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Hadley School for the Blind, INFANT, Inc., Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Lydia Home Association, Music Institute of Chicago, New Foundation Center, New Trier Township Food Pantry , Orphans of the Storm, Refugee One, Salvation Army, Share Your Soles, Southeast Evanston Parents’ Association, The Harbour, Woman’s Club of Evanston, Working Bikes and Winnetka Youth Organization.

For more information about Make a Difference Day, please visit The Volunteer Center website or email [email protected].