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January 20, 2020
At Northbrook United Methodist Church
1190 Western Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 

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Call the church: 847-272-2442
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Registration/Coffee:  7:45 AM
Worship Service:  8:00-8:30 AM
Projects at NUMC:  8:30-10:30 AM
Offsite Projects:  Most will leave from NUMC at 8:30 AM; return times vary
Free Will Offering to cover the cost of food and supplies for projects.

⇒ Projects in the Chicagoland Area

Bernie’s Book Bank: facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
Group:  Suggested Group size up to 40. Children at least 6-13 years old can participate with an adult.
Activity: Sorting for quality/ grade level, applying stickers, bagging, and filling bins for schools.  It’s very team-oriented and lots of fun.  You’ll be standing for the most part. (Individuals that would like to sit can usually apply stickers.) Click here to register ahead of time and complete the volunteer waiver.
Time:  1:00-3:00 pm. Arrive by 12:50 pm.
Location:  917 N. Shore Drive  Lake Bluff, IL  60044.  224-603-2265

The Boulevard:  Provides a healing environment and resources to help ill and injured homeless adults restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self-sufficiency.
Group:  Max group size of about 8. Need to be at least 14 years old.
Activity:  Cook and serve lunch to the 65 residents; fellowship and playing bingo for prizes.
Time:  leave NUMC at 8:30 am arriving about 9:10 am and work and visit until about 1 pm, back to church by 2:00 pm.
Location:  3456 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, IL.  60624. 773-533-6013.

Wings Warehouse
Group:  Up to 40. Children 10-13 need to be with an adult.
Activity:  Sorting clothing
Time:  9 AM to 5 PM (or as many hours as work for you)
Location:  1265 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village

Feed My Starving Children:  Provides meals for malnourished
children in third world countries.
Group:  Up to 50; registered under Northbrook United Methodist Church.
Activity:  Packing meals.  Fast-paced, family-friendly, team-oriented.  Minimum age of 5.
Time: 9:30-11:30 am. Plan to arrive by 9:20 am to get checked in.
Location:  1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg; 847-519-9614

Bookfriends:  Provides books for secondary school aged children in their classrooms and libraries in Africa. (FILLED)
Group:  Max 8
Activity: Sorting, labeling, repairing, packing and counting books.  Age 8 and older with an adult. The warehouse can be chilly so wear warm shoes and layered clothes. Bring your own drink and lunch.                                Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Location:  1000 N Rand Road, #206, Wauconda. 847-726-8776

⇒ Projects at Northbrook United Methodist Church
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 am

Dog Treats:  Providing healthy treats for dogs at Orphans of the Storm.
Activity:  Making dough for dog biscuits, rolling it out, cutting it with cookie cutters and baking. Lots of fun for all ages.
Group: Up to 25

Military Bracelets:  Making survival bracelets for the military from paracord.
Activity:  weaving cording to make a bracelet.
Age recommendation: Most appropriate for ages 9 and older.
Group: Up to 10.

Placemats for Meals-on Wheels:  Decorating placemats for our local elderly to brighten their meals.
Activity:  Color and decorate paper placemats.
Group: Up to 20.

Project Linus:  Providing “security” through hand-made blankets for critically ill children.
Activity:  Cutting fleece and tying knots to make blankets.
Appropriate for school age children as long as they can tie knots. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors.
Group: Up to 20

Baskets for Mary Lou’s Place:  Fill gift baskets and write cards for residents at Mary Lou’s Place, a battered women’s shelter in Evanston.

Community Art Creation: With the guidance of a local artist, we’ll all have a chance to participate in creating an outdoor art piece that will rotate to our participating churches for display. All ages welcome.


The Boulevard:  NEW items for homeless adult men and women for Bingo Prizes:  gloves/hats, sweatshirts, warm socks, toiletries.
WINGS:  Clothes donations
Bernie’s Book Bank & Bookfriends:  Books
The Night Ministry:  Toiletries

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