IPHA AmeriCorps Program Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2017

AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps Members and Alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. 

Join us this week as we highlight the current IPHA AmeriCorps Members and share how 'AmeriCorps Works' for public health in Illinois.    

Throughout the week, our AmeriCorps Members will perform additional service outside of their normal host site activiites to celebrate AmeriCorps Week. 

Members chose to serve at agencies that address food insecurity, provide shelter and/or services to those in need, and/or provide activities for senior citizens.

 

See below for details on where the IPHA AmeriCorps Members will serve their 'Special Service Day': 

 

Saturday, March 4

Member: Grace

Time of Service: 11:00 am 

Name of Organization Being Served: Animal Protective League

Location of Service: 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield, IL  62702

County of Service: Sangamon

Organization Website: www.apl-shelter.org/DotNetNuke

Project:  After attending volunteer orientation at 11:00, member will be working to socialize animals and clean different areas of the shelter.

 

Member: Alfred and Meghan

Time of Service: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served: The Night Ministry

Location of Service: 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

County of Service: Cook

Organization Website: www.thenightministry.org

Project:  Members will be serving meals

  

 

Monday, March 6

Member: Tague

Time of Service: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served: Lakeview Pantry

Location of Service: 3945 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL  60613

County of Service: Cook

Organization Website: www.lakeviewpantry.org

Project:  Member will be distributing and organizing food at food pantry 

 

 

Member: Ben

Time of Service: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Name of Organization Being Served: Waukegan Public Library

Location of Service: 128 N. County St., Waukegan, IL 60085

County of Service: Lake County

Organization Website: www.waukeganpl.org

Project: Member will be helping with a class at the Waukegan Public Library about food security and the importance of eating healthy, nutritious food despite limited resources and options.

 

  

Tuesday, March 7

Members: Christiana and Tim

Time of Service:  9:30 am 

Name of Organization Being Served: Rock River Senior Center

Location of Service: 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, IL 61061

County of Service: Ogle

Organization Website:  www.rockrivercenter.org

Project: Members will be helping with musical event the organization is having that day

 

 

Member: Lindsay

Time of Service: 1:00 pm 

Name of Organization Being Served: Schuyler County Senior Center

Location of Service: 250 N. Monroe St., Rushville, IL 62681

County of Service:  Schuyler

Organization Website: www.facebook.com/schuylercountyseniorcenter   

Project: Member will be helping with Bingo activity

  

 

Wednesday, March 8

Member: Michele

Time of Service: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served: Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

Location of Service: Wesley Place, 1415 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

County of Service: Cook

Organization Website: www.cmsschicago.org

Project:  Member will be volunteering in their Music and Memory Support program

 

 

Member: Teara

Time of Service: 10:00 am 

Name of Organization Being Served: Campus Kitchen

Location of Service: Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, IL

County of Service: Madison

Organization Website: https://www.siue.edu/kimmel/community/Campus%20Kitchen%20at%20SIUE.shtml

Project:  Member will be preparing meals that will be distributed throughout the community

  

 

Thursday, March 9

Member: Rachel

Time of Service: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Name of Organization Being Served: Naperville Area Humane Society

Location of Service: 1620 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563

County of Service: DuPage County

Organization Website: www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org

Project: Member will be deep cleaning lobby, windows/doors, and light fixtures

 

 

Member: Maria

Time of Service: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served: Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Location of Service: 1110 Jericho Rd., Aurora, IL 60506

County of Service: Kane

Organization Website: www.aurorafoodpantry.org

Project:  Member will be sorting and classifying food items, packing boxes, and helping clients as needed.

 

 

Member: Emily

Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Name of Organization Being Served: South Suburban PADS 

Location of Service: St. Irenaeus Church- 78 Cherry St., Park Forest, IL 60466

County of Service: Cook

Organization Website: www.sspads.org 

Project: Member will be assisting with various tasks at the homeless shelter

 

 

Friday, March 10

Member: John

Time of Service:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served:  Midwest Food Bank

Location of Service:  1703 S. Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61701

County of Service:  McLean

Organization Website:  www.bloomington.midwestfoodbank.org

Project:  Member will be assisting with their “March Distribution Week.” The agencies that the food bank distributes to will make a selection of what they need. The member, along with other volunteers, will be helping move items from pallets to carts, load those food items into a vehicle for distribution, and tracking the number of food items.

 

 

Member: Ribbian

Time of Service: 11:30 am

Name of Organization Being Served: The Salvation Army

Location of Service: 20 Glory Place, Belleville, IL 62226

County of Service: St. Clair County

Organization Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/volunteer

Project: Member will be helping serve lunch to those in need and providing assistance in the food pantry.

 

 

Members: Liza and Erika

Time of Service: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served:  Pacific Garden Missions

Location of Service: 1458 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607

County of Service: Cook County

Organization Website: www.pgm.org  

Project:  Members will be helping to prepare and serve dinner to homeless individuals

 

  

Saturday, March 11

Member: Devin

Time of Service: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Name of Organization Being Served:  Alive Rescue

Location of Service: 2227 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

County of Service: Cook

Organization Website: www.aliverescue.org

Project: Member will be helping clean the facility.

 

 

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