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
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
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
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
Co-Chairs: Jamie Sommer and Lisa Winkler
Members: Clanitra Nejdl, Lucy Robbins, Patricia Scott, Sarah Walangitan, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton
Board Liaison: Megan Butman Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2019-2020 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
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
Co-Chairs: Jamie Sommer & Julie Swanson
Members: Carrie Port, Pat Sayre-McCoy, Patricia Scott, Sarah Andeen
Board Liaison: Scott Vanderlin
A summary of community service activities follows: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
Co-Chairs: Robert Martin and Julie Swanson
Members: Lucy Robbins
Board Liaison: Lindsey Carpino
The following items and money were collected at each meeting: Continue reading Community Service Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Community Service Committee was Lucy Robbins and Julie Swanson (co-charis), Joanne Kiley, Jennifer Lubejko, Susan Retzer, Jamie Stewart, and Simone Srinivasan. Continue reading Community Service Committee 2016 Annual Report