Public Service Spotlight
Become a Foster Parent Through Youth Outreach Services
Saturday February 01, 2014 - Monday March 31, 2014
Share your heart with a child who needs your help. Become a foster parent to a Chicago teen. Youth Outreach Services matches teens with loving homes and provides you both with ongoing support, 24/7. CLICK HERE to find out more. They'll give you a hand...so you can give your heart.
Help save a kid in crisis. Join Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in supporting March for Kids by making a donation or becoming a volunteer this March. Give children hope, healing and opportunity for a better future. Go to marchforkids.org (CLICK HERE).
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| || Gaylord Building |
| ||The Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, IL, is seeking retirees to help lead its educational activities and community outreach. Interested individuals should contact the historic site by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-815-838-9400.|
| || Gilda's Club Chicago |
| ||Gilda's Club Chicago provides a meeting place where men, women and children with cancer, along with their family and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Members of Gilda's Club Chicago, create a personalized program which positively enhances all areas of their lives...far beyond the walls of the clubhouse. Free of charge, Gilda's Club Chicago is a non-profit organization conveniently located in River North (537 N. Wells street). For additional information on how you can get involved, please contact Gilda's Club Chicago at 312.464.9900 or 312.464.1487. At Gilda's Club, no one has to face cancer alone.|
| || GIRL SCOUTS OF CHICAGO |
| ||The mission or purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. For further girl scout information please call (312)416-2500. |
| || GLENKIRK |
| ||Glenkirk's mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life.
| || Global Volunteer Network |
| ||The Global Volunteer Network is a non profit organization that places volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
| || Global Volunteers |
| ||Global Volunteers strives to wage peace through the world by helping establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Each year Global Volunteers coordinates more than 150 teams of volunteers who participate on short-term human and economic development projects in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific. 800-487-1074
| || GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY |
| ||Kenilworth Union Church is a nondenominational Christian community of faith dedicated to the worship and service of God through spiritual nurturing of individual and family, education of youth and adult, and outreach to others within and beyond the congregation. For further volunteer information please contact either Amy Bergan, Matt Coatar or Heather Borezinski at (773)247-3663.
| || Greenpeace |
| ||Greenpeace, the world's leading international environmental organization, has a unique opportunity for volunteers who are ready to stop global warming. The organization is working with volunteers all over the North Shore to make global warming a key issue in the 2008 elections. Whether you just want to contribute a few hours or are looking for internship and leadership opportunities, Greenpeace wants your help. Whatever your level of commitment, their goal is to aid and empower citizens to demand action from their government on global warming. This campaign, known as Project Hot Seat, is dynamic and multi-faceted. They recruit volunteers, take the message to the media, run grassroots events, and more. For information, please call Adam at 312.929.6711.|
| || Guild for the Blind |
| ||The Guild offers a holistic approach to helping people adjust to life with vision loss. They work with their members in a supportive environment, tailoring programs to fit their specific needs. Members can participate in adjustment counseling, career counseling, technology training and daily living skills training. All of their services are provided in small groups or individually. 312-236-8569
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