On Wednesday, April 2, volunteers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to celebrate District 65’s early dismissal with the “Give Back Evanston” volunteer event at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to participate in a meaningful afternoon of service projects benefiting Evanston-based organizations, including:

  • Assembling welcome kits for Mary Lou’s Place at YWCA Evanston/North Shore
  • Creating magnet gift sets for Senior Connections
  • Making bookmarks for the Evanston Public Library
  • Writing notes of gratitude to the Evanston Fire and Police Departments
  • Decorating pillows for Evanston Hospital

Donations of toothbrushes, toilet paper and full-size tubes of toothpaste will also be accepted to benefit those served by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless. Items should be delivered directly to Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center at the time of the event.


“Give Back Evanston” was created to provide an opportunity for volunteers young and old to participate in a fun-filled afternoon. The goal is to have participation from at least 200 volunteers and prove how much volunteerism means in Evanston. To participate in this event, please register online at www.volunteerevanston.org; walk-ins welcome.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Market-Downtown Evanston. The “Give Back Evanston” event is sponsored by the City of Evanston, The Kindness Connection and Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club.