MLK Day of Service

Community event. Everyone welcome!!
Organized at Northbrook United Methodist Church
1190 Western Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062

REGISTRATION BEGINS: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
To register:
Go on line to NUMC’s Web site:
Call the church: 847-272-2442 Email Sharon Noha:

GUMC folks: if questions – contact: Ethel Doyle,, 847-975-0361

Registration/Coffee 7:45 AM Worship Service: 8-8:30 AM
Projects at NUMC-8:30-10:30 AM
Offsite Projects-Most will leave from NUMC following the service.
Free Will Offering to cover the cost of food and supplies for projects.

 PROJECTS:  Chicago land 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: Group size up to 45. Children at least 6 years of 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.) Participants can register ahead of time and complete the volunteer waiver. Here’s the link… Under 14 need to be with an adult.
(1 adult for every 4 volunteers.)
Timing: 4-5:30 PM. Arrive by 3:50 PM.
Location: 917 N. Shore Drive Lake Bluff, IL 60044. 224-603-2265
Site Leader: TBD

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 8. Only 5 in the kitchen at one time. Need to be at least 14.
Activity: Cook and serve lunch to the 65 residents; fellowship and playing bingo for prizes.
Timing: leave NUMC at 8:30 AM arriving about 9:10 AM and work and visit until about 1 PM, back to church by 2 PM.
Location: 3456 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, IL. 60624. 773-533-6013.
Site Leader: John Cheung, 847-421-3741 or

Wings Warehouse: Place where clothing donations are sorted to be sold at Wings Resale Shop to support adults and children that are victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Group: Up to 40 -Children 10-13 need to be with an adult.
Activity: Sorting clothing
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM (or as many hours as work for you)
Location: 1265 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village
Site Coordinator: TBD

Feed My Starving Children: Provides meals for malnourished children in third world countries.
Group: Up to 40; registered under Northbrook United Methodist Church.
Activity: Packing meals. Fast-paced, family-friendly…lots of fun; team-oriented. Minimum age of 5. (See student to adult ratio for guidelines). No jewelry. Individuals with specific related food allergies may not be able to work.
Timing: 9:30-11:30 AM. Plan to arrive by 9:20 AM to get checked in.
Location: 1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg; 847-519-9614

CJE Senior Life’s Gidwitz Place: Provides a safe and secure location for older adults that need assistance with everyday tasks. (This is part of the Weinberg Community for Senior Living.)
Group: Max: 12
Activity: Playing bingo and visiting and sharing in refreshments with the elderly residents.
Timing: 1:45-3:15 PM
Location: 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield
Site Leader: Holly Hamburg 773-307-1577 or

TIMING for all on-site projects: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. There should be time for participants to rotate to other projects if they choose to.

7 Stations: all family-friendly with a parent

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. (Like making roll-out cookies!)
Group: Up to 25.
Activity Coordinator: TBD

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

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

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. Participants please bring a pair of sharp scissors.
Group: Up to 20.
Activity Coordinator: TBD

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.
Group: Up to 15.
Activity Coordinator: TBD

Community Art Creation
With the guidance of a local artist, Nicole Farley, we’ll all have a chance to participate in a creating an indoor banner that will rotate to our participating churches for display. All ages welcome. Just need to be able to color!
Group: Up to 20.

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