Alternative Spring Break will be local this year, supporting non-profits that directly impact our community. By working locally with non-profits, students will be able to experience first-hand the needs of our community and the direct impact they can make to better the lives of our fellow neighbors. They will have the opportunity to work alongside other students to help support organizations such as ReStore Aurora, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and Cradles to Crayons.
Monday, March 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry: Students will be able to distribute food to guests, sort, organize and stock donated items.
Tuesday, March 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Restore Aurora: Students will be able to assist with cleaning, prepping and organizing their donated items, help with unloading donations, merchandising, and general cleaning.
Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cradles to Crayons: The Giving Factory (located at W. George Street, Chicago, IL 60641) gives volunteers the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to sort, organize, and quality check the items donated to our organization. The volunteers sort and inspect the donated items they receive and then package them for delivery to the children who need them.
Students will be able to experience local non-profits and their efforts serving those in our community, learning about food insecurity, affordable housing and poverty, the impact lack of resources have on communities, and how rural and city community’s needs vary!
Applications for ASB are due March 3, 2021. Offers will be sent via email in rounds beginning on March 5. Apply today!
Tuesday, March 2