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March 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020

DuPage Senior Citizens Council Seeking Emergency Volunteers

DSCC needs emergency volunteers to deliver meals to frail and homebound seniors in DuPage County.

Meals on Wheels are delivered 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Deliveries typically take an hour.

Requirements to volunteer are a valid driver’s license, current car insurance, a background check and to attend a volunteer training that is provided at our central office located in Lombard.

In addition to Meals on Wheels drivers, DSCC is always in need of volunteers for our other services including visiting a senior through our Friendly Visit and Assistance and creating crafts and performing through our Intergenerational Activities.

If interested in delivering meals or any of our volunteer opportunities, visit our website at www.dupageseniorcouncil.org or contact DSCC at 630-620-0804 for more information.

Where: DuPage Senior Citizens Council
Location: 1990 Springer Dr, Lombard, IL 60148

April 12, 2020 - October 2, 2020

Bike Palatine 2020 Events Announced

Viist Bikepalatine.com for more information!

Where: Palatine
Location:

April 12, 2020 - December 31, 2020

5000 Kids Book Giveaway for Chicago Area Classrooms

Where: Family Tree Resale
Location: 5066 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60625

April 12, 2020 - February 1, 2021

Register for MatchingDonors.com

MatchingDonors is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and the nation’s largest living organ donor organization finding and registering living organ donors for people needing organ transplants in the United States.

Currently, 22 people die every day waiting on the government’s deceased organ donor waiting list. Those that live to get a transplant from that list wait 7 to 12 years for their organ. In contrast many patients receive their life saving organ transplant from MatchingDonors.com within only 6 months.

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July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Almost Home Foundation’s Shoe Drive

Almost Home Foundation, a Schaumburg nonprofit organization that rescues stray, neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and cats is holding a shoe drive fundraiser.  They are asking the community to donate new or gently used shoes to help raise funds to pay for their animals’ medical needs and food. The fundraiser will run from July 1-August 31. The Almost Home Foundation will get paid for each pound of shoes they collect. They are hoping to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes.  Acceptable shoes include: high heels, sneakers, boots, sandals, Heelys, dance shoes, work boots, flip flops.

Where: Almost Home Foundation
Location: 1800 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg, IL

July 15, 2020 - September 6, 2020

Brookfield Zoo Run

 

WHO:              Runners and walkers of all ages can go online to register for the virtual 5K Race/Walk or 1-mile Kids’ Dash.

           

WHERE:         Virtual Event

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, July 15 through Sunday, September 6

 

REGISTER:    https://www.czs.org/ZooRunRun

 

Cost: $25 to $40

Where: Online
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August 1, 2020 - September 5, 2020

Virtual Lupus Walk

WHY: The Virtual Lupus Walk is a safe way to celebrate the lupus community while socially distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) is hosting a month of contests and activities to raise awareness about lupus and funds for the LSI. Connecting the lupus community and promoting lupus awareness improves the lives of lupus patients everywhere!

WHAT: Lupus survivors, their families and friends, and supporters will determine WHEN to walk, WHERE to walk, HOW FAR to walk in honor of the lupus community! Registered participants can walk individually or create teams to raise awareness about lupus and funds for the Lupus Society of Illinois.

WHEN: Registration is open NOW at www.lupuswalkil.org

Contests and festivities take place August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

Wrap Up Party Live-Streamed on September 5th!

WHERE: Everywhere! Register today at www.lupuswalkil.org

Where: Online
Location:

August 7, 2020

The Abstract Artwork of Kip Pasta

What: Meet artists Gary Brown &  Kip PastaWhen:

Where: Friday August 7th from 6PM – 10PM

For more info, visit www.garybrownart.com/events

Where: Gary Brown Art Gallery & Studio
Location: 7 S Broadway Aurora IL

August 8, 2020

Boy Scouts of America’s Family Fun Fest

Knowing that families, especially the kids, need a break from the tedium of being at home this summer, The Boy Scouts of America will host a Facebook Live Event, Family Fun Fest on Saturday, August 8th.  They will have fun with small rockets, pinewood derby cars, funny pets and much more, all to help lift families out the COVID-19 doldrums.

 

Visit www.scouting.org/familyfunfest/ to learn more.

Where: Online
Location:

August 8, 2020

2020 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

Date and Location:
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct
Naperville, IL 60540
Call Time:
All volunteers should be at the event from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Arrival times are subject to change.
The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) is looking for volunteers for the 2020 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk! Volunteers have the option to come as individuals or in a group. So, bring your friends, family, and anyone else you can think of to help at this event. Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of those living with lupus. So please register, donate, volunteer, and spread the word today!
To register for a particular volunteer position, please visit this link at https://lupusil.salsalabs.org/2020volunteerwalkformwesternsuburbs
For more questions on the event, please call Taurean Jackson at 312-542-0002 or email him at tauran@lupusil.org. We hope you will join us at the walk this year!
Illinois Lupus Walks are conducted throughout Illinois by the LSI to raise money for lupus research, increase public awareness about lupus, and generate support for those who suffer from its potentially devastating challenges. Each year, thousands of people join forces with the LSI and walk with one unified purpose and achieve our mission. To this date, over 40,000 participants have walked in the Illinois Lupus Walk events.

Where: Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
Location: 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct Naperville, IL 60540

August 8, 2020

College Transition Conference for Academic, Campus, & Life

Where: Online
Location:

August 10, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Dance For Life: United As One

Dance for Life 2020: United as One celebrates 29 years of supporting the Chicago dance community. This virtual event showcases performances by Giordano, Hubbard Street, Chicago Dance Crash, Luna Negra, Muntu, Joffrey, Ensemble Español, Trinity, Joseph Holmes, River North, Visceral, and Thodos Dance, plus previous finales and a World Premiere by Hanna Brictson. Dance for Life 2020: United as One runs August 10th to 15th; visit chicagodancersunited.org

Where: Online
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August 10, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Riders’ Challenge 2020 – We Got The Beat!

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm’s annual Riders’ Challenge begins on Monday, August 10th and runs through Saturday, August 29th.  This fun and friendly competition engages our riders in fun lesson plans and encourages them to raise money for horse care costs.  This year the theme is “We Got The Beat”!  Therapeutic Riding lessons will combine the wonderful sounds of music with horses and humans.

 

The great news is that you don’t have to be a rider to participate.  Everyone is welcome to join the Riders’ Challenge.  You can sponsor a horse or create a challenge at your business and have different departments raise money for Main Stay.  Participants compete against each other to raise the most funds to help care for the special therapy horses.    Funds raised from the Riders’ Challenge will be used for animal care costs.  Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 earners and all participants will receive a Riders’ Challenge t-shirt.

Where: Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
Location: 6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

August 10, 2020 - September 1, 2020

Kids Above All Back to School Backpack Drive

Where: Kids Above All
Location: 8765 Higgins Road Suite 450 Chicago, IL 60631

September 19, 2020 - October 3, 2020

6th Annual Run4Paws 5K & 2K Puppy Path

Pack up the pooch and head out to your favorite running spot for a great time of running (or just strolling around) for the 6th annual Run4Paws 5K & 2K Puppy Path, benefiting Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue!

 

Continuing their tradition of hosting an in-person event simply won’t be possible this year.  But you can still support Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue and Aubree’s Hope!  They are going virtual!  You can help them reach their goal of $10,000!

 

Visit www.run4paws5k.com for more information!

Where: Your Favorite Running Spot
Location:

September 26, 2020

Take Steps Chicago * NEW DATE *

When: September 26, 2020 – 1:00 -3:00 pm

Where: Maggie Daley Park  – 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Where: Maggie Daley Park
Location: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

September 28, 2020 - October 2, 2020

19th Annual AIDS Run and Walk

Since its inception in 2001, more than 22,000 participants have converged to get moving against HIV/AIDS, raising $5.5 million to battle the HIV epidemic. AIDS Run & Walk Chicago raises awareness and funds for the AFC and 30+ CommunityDirect partners, with proceeds directly benefiting programs and services improving the lives of Chicagoans living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Together, we can end the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030!

The AIDS Run and Walk team are closely monitoring social distancing updates from city and state officials regarding events. An engaging and meaningful contingency plan is in place for Saturday, October 3rd, should they need to reimagine event day activities.

 

For more info, visit action.aidschicago.org/event/aids-run-and-walk-chicago-2020/e269591

Where: Chicagoland
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October 16, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Chicago Architecture Center’s Annual Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center looks forward to welcoming architecture lovers from across and beyond Chicago to enjoy an expanded Open House Chicago festival this October. The second-most widely attended event of its kind in the world, returning for a tenth consecutive year, Open House Chicago 2020 highlights architecturally, culturally and historically significant sites across “the city of neighborhoods,” with an intentional focus for 2020 on the city’s South and West Sides.

Attendees can look forward to both in-person and remotely accessible experiences that unlock fascinating stories about extraordinary neighborhoods across Chicago, through a new mobile app, interactive virtual programs and more!

 

For more info, visit openhousechicago.org.

Where: Chicagoland
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