The Wharton Club of Chicago in conjunction with the Chicago-area Haas (Berkeley) Alumni will be participating in a great volunteer opportunity on Saturday March 7th with Cradles to Crayons.
The event is open to friends and family members (including kids). We would love to have as many Wharton alumni participate as possible.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address: The Giving Factory, 4141 W. George Street, Chicago, IL 60641
Registration code: a0RC000000aPc8v
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. In Chicago, 59% of children, 345,000, live in low income, poverty, or homeless situations. Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.
Volunteer activities include sorting, preparing, and quality checking items to be donated to low income kids in Chicago. This is family-friendly, so kids are welcome. The Giving Factory is a warehouse environment. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing they do not mind getting dirty. Volunteers work in stations to inspect, sort and package donations alongside other individuals and groups. Your volunteer shift will begin with an orientation led by a Cradles to Crayons staff member and end with a wrap-up and an opportunity to learn the number of children you impacted during your shift and to take group pictures.
Donations: Please donate your stuff! Our model relies on donations from community members like you! We accept gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, and more. You can find our full donation guidelines here, or you can purchase one of our most needed items from our Amazon Wish List by clicking here.