Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Habitat for Humanity 2010

Here's another great opportunity for a community service experience. There is a new Habitat for Humanity project in Elgin. Last year students went there and had a really good experience. Because of that, they have been willing to permit students from Stevenson to attend their project! Here is their latest call for volunteers:
Brush off your tools belts, lace up your work boots....a new project is underway!

Be the first of your friends to sign up for this exciting experience. Be a part of history in the re-making!

Holy Family, as a partner in the Spring of Life Habitat for Humanity will begin it's 3rd project on September 11th. This undertaking is the renovation of a small historic home in Elgin. Given to Habitat for a song, but requiring some historical preservation, work on this renovation will be a step back in time, just like "This Old House"! Join Bob Villa, uhhh, I mean Larry, Lee, George, the prospective owner and all the gang as they hammer out another beautiful home. Due to the size of the house, the scheduling of volunteers will be challenging and crucial. We promise to do our best to inform everyone of the amount of volunteers needed and the type of work scheduled for any given week. This should ensure a great experience for everyone and will facilitate talents matching needs. The details are as follows:

Where: 511 Washburn Elgin, Il.

When: All Wednesday and Saturdays from now till the end of February excluding Christmas and New Years.

The dates that Holy Family is obligated to provide volunteers: 9/11 9/25 10/9 10/23 10/30 11/13 11/27 12/11 1/15 1/29 2/12 2/26

LUNCH: Holy Family needs to provide lunch on: 9/11 (that's really soon...someone? anyone?) and 12/11

Email or call me as soon as possible if you can commit to a work date OR provide lunch. If you want to provide lunch, I can give you details on just how easy and rewarding this role is. Workers love when the food deliverer arrives.


And this is what she sent to me:
Anyway, we, at Habitat, talk about you all the time because your students are so fantastic and so dependable. We'd love to have them come out again but we may have to limit numbers. This house is only 550 sq. ft!! Fall, however, will be the perfect time for lots of outside work so I'm sure many of your students would enjoy that and we will not be as constrained by 4 walls. We will try to make it a great experience for them.

If you are interested, please let me know and also contact Laureen. She knows me, so tell her that I told you about the opportunity. Please be polite and mature. She has been very helpful to us.

Additionally, you can volunteer at their resale shop. Click here for info.

PADS 2010

As I have mentioned in class, PADS is a great opportunity for community service. It is amazing that there are so many people who need a place to sleep and a hot meal living right here in our community. Below is a flyer for PADS of Northwest Suburban Cook County. It is in Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights and Palatine. If you are interested, checkout the info below. Also here is the link to PADS of Lake County. Also you can click here to see the list of PADS sites in Lake County, such as Libertyville, Mundelein and Wauconda.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Community Service Op: Election 2010

With the election coming this November, there is opportunity to volunteer for many political candidates. I'll list a few opportunities below, but feel free to find others:

For US Senate:
Green Party Leallen Jones
Republican Party Mark Kirk
Democrat Party Alexi Giannoulias

For 10th District US Representative:
Democrat Party Dan Seals
Republican Party Bob Dold

Community Service Op: Make A Difference Day - Halloween Funfair at Wheeling Township Office

Through volunteering and donating to the Township’s
Halloween Fun Fair for children with disabilities,
you can improve their lives and bring smiles to their faces.

VOLUNTEER as a service group to sponsor a booth.
(Call us for more details.)

Saturday, October 23
Riley Elementary School
(Northgate Subdivision)
1209 E. Burr Oak Dr., Arlington Heights
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Wheeling Township Report, Inc.
1616 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004