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 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
Tag Archives: Community Service
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
Community Service Beach Clean Up
In conjunction with the September CALL Business Meeting, the Community Service Committee coordinated a beach cleaning event.
CALL members Don Mac Gregor, Carrie Port, Mike McMillan, and Jack Door (pictured here) participated in an Adopt-a-Beach event at Montrose Beach coordinated through the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
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
Committee Roundup: Community Service Montrose Beach Cleanup
October 9th was a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. On that day eight CALL volunteers assembled at Montrose Beach with our garbage bags and rubber gloves and got down to business collecting trash. And there was plenty of garbage to be found, unfortunately. As we walked along the waterfront, everything from food wrappers and pieces of broken toys to Bulls baseball hats and cell phone accessories mingled with the sand and surf. Small bits of plastic are a disproportionately large pollution hazard that can travel well beyond the lakefront shore when wildlife fatally ingest them. Our group sent at least eight garbage bags of trash off to the landfill, a great start to getting some of the mess contained for proper disposal. Continue reading Committee Roundup: Community Service Montrose Beach Cleanup
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 2019-2020 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
Volunteer Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository
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
CALL Community Service Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
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
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