WINTER 2018 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Bernie’s Book Bank – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Located in Lake Forest, Bernie’s Book Bank collects new and gently used children’s books and redistributes them to at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area. You child will sort, stickers and bag books for redistribution.
Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack and we will leave for Bernie’s Book Bank at 3:35pm. We will volunteer from 4:00pm-5:30pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 6:00pm.
UPTOWN Café – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Volunteering at the Uptown Cafe is an incredible experience for our 6th-8th grade Central School students, offering them a unique opportunity to provide dignity, hope and sustenance to those in need. Located on the North Side of Chicago, the Uptown Cafe is a restaurant style anti-hunger program, where once a month our students serve the Cafe patrons a sit-down hot meal, and also share their company and time with the people in the food program.
A JUST HARVEST – 4:15pm-7:00pm
About once a month 6th-8th grade Central School students have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at A Just Harvest, a soup kitchen located in the Rogers Park community. They will be assisting with setup, cleanup, and serving nutritious meals to people and families in need.
A Just Harvest is unique because they are the largest and only self-standing community soup kitchen in the Chicago Metro area and they serve hot meals 365 days a year to anyone in need. No one is turned away. This provides Glencoe students with more than just a chance to help provide nourishment for people, but a chance to welcome everyone no matter the race, culture or socioeconomic background.
Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack. We leave for A Just Harvest around 3:45pm, depending on traffic. We will finish serving dinner and cleaning up around 7:00pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 7:30pm.
Cradles to Crayons – 3:30pm-6:30pm
C2C is an organization that provides children from birth to age 12 with the essentials they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. C2C provides new & like new clothing, shoes, baby essentials, books & toys to distribute to children in need of those essential items in our community. This opportunity is open to all 5th-8th graders.
CJE Senior Life – 3:30pm-5:30pm
This event is open to all 5th-8th graders. Students will volunteer with residents in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit of the facility, and bring amazing energy and joy to the senior residents. They play games, do crafts, sing songs, and have a chance to share their youthful energy with the residents.