GJK will be collecting Halloween candy to support the Soliders’ Angels Treats for Troops program. Not only will you be serving the community by removing excess candy from the mouths of children, but also serving our service members, wounded heroes, and veterans.
For families with too much candy in your home, this is your opportunity to support a good cause, allow your kids to earn buyback prizes, and receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation.
Bring your candy to GJK and drop it off in a collection box! More information will be available before this event.
Share Our Spare Holiday Drive One way GJK is giving back to the community is by partnering with Share Our Spare during the holidays. Share Our Spare, GJK parent founded, a nonprofit that distributes new and gently used baby and toddler items to families in need. During the time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, GJK will be doing a holiday essentials drive. We will be assigning each classroom an item to bring/donate, and then the best part is the kids will help create packages to donate! This way everyone in the family is involved in the “community giving”.
More information to come later in the year!
GJK Birthday Bash Every year GJK does a Fun Fair in the spring as a way to end the year on a good note. This year, since we are in our 75th Anniversary year, we will be having a GJK Birthday Bash. There will be still the flair of Fun Fair, but also will involve a community aspect to the party.
More details to come! Stay tuned!
COMMUNITY EVENTS-ON GOING Parenting with Conviction
Parenting is a gift, a profoundly challenging gift in our world of choices at every turn. So many of us wonder how best to parent our values and how to raise grateful, socially responsible children. Join us for community conversations at the Glencoe Public Library that will provide developmentally appropriate, practical ideas for parents to increase the awe, appreciation and awareness of our children and our families. These nondenominational conversations will be facilitated by Reverend Daphne Cody (St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church), Rabbi Lisa Greene (North Shore Congregation Israel), and Kathy Livingston, LCSW (Family Service of Glencoe).
Program Dates & Times Tuesday, November 14 / 7:30pm / Raising Socially Conscious Children
For more information about this collaborative program, contact Kathy at email@example.com or call (847) 835-5111.
Every Tuesday SNAP meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM in the Glencoe Youth Services (GYS) building, located at 680 Greenwood Avenue in Glencoe. Every week starts with a warm, healthy dinner provided by generous donors (including religious organizations, non-profits, and individual families). Anyone interested in providing a dinner should email Eddie Simon, the Director at Director@glencoeyouthservices.org. The space offers a warm and welcoming environment with many recreational activities, including pool, ping-pong, computers, video and board games, movies and TV. When the weather is nice, we are able to take advantage of the adjacent playing fields where you may spot us tossing a frisbee, playing bocce ball or enjoying a summer BBQ.
North Shore Senior Center Find different ways to assist the older adults who participate in the programs, services, and activities offered by North Shore Senior Center. More than 500 volunteers provide countless hours of support to keep the Center vibrant and working efficiently.
This would be an amazing opportunity for parents who have the availability to help out!
Bernies Book Bank Bernie’s Book Bank is looking for volunteers that want a hands-on opportunity to impact the literacy crisis in Chicagoland. They welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Drop-in during their scheduled volunteer hours or they can organize a convenient time for GJK to help sort, sticker and pack quality books for at-risk children.
Great idea for Room mom’s to organize amongst their grades and classrooms as a fun and rewarding project!
PARENT INFORMATIVE EVENTS Family Action Network The Family Action Network (FAN) is a 501(c)(3) organization that curates a free, high-quality human development speaker series each academic year. All programs are free and open to the public. FAN connects parents, educators and professionals through collaborative programming that educates, inspires and positively impacts the broader community.
The Alliance for Early Childhood The Alliance for Early Childhood is a community collaboration organization that promotes the healthy growth and development of children from birth to age eight (or 3rd grade) by providing resources, programs, and support for the parents and professionals who teach and care for them. Founded in 1989 as the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood, the Alliance changed its name to The Alliance for Early Childhood in 2011, in recognition of its growth well beyond the borders of Winnetka. Currently, we serve Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth, and neighboring communities on the North Shore of Chicago.
Event open to the public Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children Friday, Oct. 27, 9:30-11am Click here for more details as they become available: http://www.theallianceforec.org/index.php
"Our goal should not be to protect them from the world, but to teach them about it."