There is no Chicago Cabal of Charity
posted September 22, 2016 5:33 AM   RSS

We've been there, done that with RMH meals. We might be there, do that again (say in November). But in 2017, lets try some new charitable things we can do as a group. But what should they be?
Ideas so far include

* Food repack at the Chicago Food Depository
* cooking at home and serving a lot of people with the Night Ministry Health Outreach Bus
* cooking at home and serving 25 people with the Night Ministry at The Crib
* The birthday party project has you help with some setup, and be a guest at homeless kids birthday parties.

Anyone else have any ideas where we can volunteer as a small group, with no particular skillset or qualifications?
posted by garlic to Proposed (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

One of the employees at the Night Ministry came and talked to my troop last year and I asked for info (for us!) for meal needs they have.

LARGE: Health Outreach Bus
SMALL: The Crib
posted by phunniemee at 8:10 AM on September 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

I was also going to suggest the Health Outreach Bus.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:37 AM on September 22, 2016

this is exciting and I will subscribe to the newsletter.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:35 AM on September 22, 2016

those are good suggestions. updated the post.
posted by garlic at 12:45 PM on September 22, 2016

Ooh! I have a friend at The Birthday Party Project. The only thing is that the spots fill up super-fast, so we'd have to lock in at least two months in advance.
posted by eamondaly at 1:57 AM on September 23, 2016

I am very interested in any of these options.
posted by misskaz at 6:24 AM on September 23, 2016

Ok anything else we should add to the list? Last scheduled RMH brunch is coming up in a week or so, So I'm gonna start looking into getting into one/some of the above in 2017.
posted by garlic at 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

An idea for a more freeform idea next year would be organizing the "Trick or Treat for Charity" event to disperse to local charities. It's easy, low commitment, and lots of fun... Just wanted to put it out in the universe so anyone remembers by like... September. :)
posted by PeaceLovePizza at 6:41 AM on October 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

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