Category Archives: Community Service

The Community Service Committee identifies appropriate areas for community service and coordinates opportunities for CALL members to volunteer time or make donations to worthwhile organizations including donation collections at each business meeting.

Community Service Committee Annual Report 2022-2023

In 2022-2023, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mike McMillan, Nan Norton, Beth Schubert and Leah Whitesel.

Volunteer Opportunities

We successfully coordinated the following four volunteering opportunities from October 2022 to May 2023: Continue reading Community Service Committee Annual Report 2022-2023

Community Service Committee – Cradles to Crayons

In conjunction with the February Business Meeting, the CALL Community Service Committee coordinated a volunteer clothes-sorting outing at Cradles to Crayons on Saturday March 11th with CALL members Brandy Ellis, Mandy Lee, Beth Schubert, Stacia Stein, Leah Whitesel, and Mike McMillan attending.

Special thanks to Chicago-Kent Law students Shabnam Mahammadli and Khrystna Slyusarchuk for joining us as well as the team at Cradles to Crayons for providing great guidance in a fun environment.  We also raised money to support Open Books. Continue reading Community Service Committee – Cradles to Crayons

Volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository 2023

Eight CALL volunteers, including two Kent Law School students, kicked off community service events in 2023 by volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on January 21, 2023. The GCFD supplies food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Continue reading Volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository 2023

CALL Community Service Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report

In 2021-2022, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler.  The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mary Kenny, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton.  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected our in-person community service activities, but we successfully coordinated three volunteering opportunities this past year: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report

CALL Volunteers Help GCFD to Wrap up 2021

The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) is Chicago’s food bank and partners with over 700 local agencies and food assistance programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans to fight hunger.

They rely on volunteers to repackage bulk amounts of food into smaller, shareable quantities that can be distributed throughout the Chicagoland area and Cook County.

On December 4, 2021, five (5) CALL members volunteered at the GCFD to do just that. Continue reading CALL Volunteers Help GCFD to Wrap up 2021

CALL Community Service Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

In 2020-2021, the Community Service Committee was co-chaired by Jesse Bowman and Lisa Winkler.  The members of the committee were Mike McMillan, Nan Norton, Lucy Robbins, and Patricia Scott.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person community service activities were planned. Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Community Service Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

Co-Chairs: Patricia Scott & Jamie Sommer

Members: Anne Danberg, Claire Toomey Durkin, Valerie Kropf, Nan Norton, Jamie Stewart

Board Liaison: Scott Vanderlin

Our Committee met virtually, via email, throughout the year to suggest, investigate, and choose Chicago-based organizations to highlight and collect donations for at our business meetings.  Different Committee members (noted below) took lead responsibility for organizing each meeting’s collections.  The following items and money were collected for the listed organizations at the CALL business meetings: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

Volunteer Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Packing Pears at Greater Chicago Food Depository
packing pears

On Saturday, March 9, 2019,  the Community Service Committee organized a trip to the Greater Chicago Food Depository with nine volunteers, to help repack bulk fruit for distribution to local shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries.

At the February 2019 Business Meeting, CALL’s Community Service Committee collected $249 in cash donations for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and 4 bags of non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Continue reading Volunteer Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository