Tenth Dems Organizing Day Of Service Community Expo To Bring Together Local Organizations And Community Members

Over 35 Not-For-Profit Groups To Have Opportunity To Discuss Their Organizations, Recruit Volunteers, And Work On Service Projects

Vernon Hills, IL — Ahead of their inauguration as Illinois’ next governor and lieutenant governor, JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton have urged all of us in Illinois to give back to our communities. As a response to this call for a Day of Service, the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is organizing a Day of Service Community Expo on Saturday, January 12th. It will be from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Admission is free. The Community Expo will be a family-friendly event. Refreshments will be served.

The Community Expo will bring together local organizations and community members. At least 35 not-for-profits will have tables to showcase what they do, hand out flyers, recruit volunteers, and encourage attendees to take part in real-time service projects or sign up for future projects. This will be a great opportunity for community outreach and promoting volunteerism.

Tenth Dems believes politics should be about more than just elections–it’s about working together to improve our neighborhoods, state, country, and world. While Tenth Dems strives to do that year-round, the group will certainly put that into action on this Day of Service. January 12th has the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands of neighbors. It will be a meaningful day at a critically important time for our state.

In addition to the centralized Community Expo, there will be many service projects going on in and around the 10th District on Saturday. These projects include:

 Lake Villa Democrats will be accepting donations on behalf of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and A Safe Place, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 East Grand Ave., Lake Villa. Northern Illinois Food Bank supplies food to local pantries throughout Northern Illinois for food-challenged families. People are asked to donate nonperishable foods (no glass containers). A list of requested items can be found at the bottom of this email. A Safe Place is Lake County’s sole provider of services exclusively focusing on domestic violence victims and their children. A Safe Place has a wish list too.

 Lake Forest Rotary Club has been collecting warm coats for kids who have nothing to wear (mostly in North Chicago, Waukegan, and for Nuestro Center in Highwood), Salvation Army bell-ringing and helping the Feed Our Starving Children program in Libertyville.

• Catholic Charities is holding a diaper drive for low-income households at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville. Diapers are expensive, and dirty diapers are harmful to babies’ health. On average, a healthy child will wear 50 diapers per week. Donating diapers helps alleviate this burden.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that works to elect Democrats to all levels of government within Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.

For questions about the Day of Service Community Expo, including your own group’s participation, email events@tenthdems.org.

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