Service Day

Join us as we kick off the Inaugural Weekend with a Day of Service on Saturday, January 12. There are service opportunities in every corner of the state coordinated by the Inaugural Committee. See below for more information and sign up to join us!



Marillac-St. Vincent Family Services
Foglia Youth Center
2859 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612

Join local youth for arts and crafts time!

El Valor, Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center
2434 S. Kildare Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

El Valor, meaning “courage”, from its roots in the Hispanic community, has grown into a multicultural, multipurpose organization that reaches thousands of families throughout the Chicagoland area.


PCCEO & Elevate Energy
George Washington Carver Community Center
710 West Percy Baker Avenue, Peoria
11am – 2:30pm

Join Team JB and Juliana to assemble and distribute Energy Efficiency kits.
Contact: Chris Shallow

East St. Louis

Community Lifeline Family Resources Center
1764 State Street
East Saint Louis, IL 62205
Time TBD

Volunteers will assemble and distribute food baskets for Community Lifeline's clients. Please bring canned food items and items for babies (e.g., formula, diapers) to donate to the organization.
Contact: Karen Cosey (618) 482-2950 or visit


Red Cross Office
727 N. Church Street
Rockford IL 61103

Sound the Alarm with the American Red Cross! Join the American Red Cross in the Rockford community to work with the Rockford Fire Department and install life-saving smoke alarms. Volunteer to educate your community on emergency preparedness.
Contact: Emily Barrile via email or phone (815) 501-4337


Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)
2007 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL

Join the participants of the Boys to Men program and the residents of Lutheran Social Services for a fun night of bingo and dinner. For more information, visit


Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale
250 N Springer Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
8am – 12pm

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale to update their facilities!
Contact: Glenn Poshard (618) 534-4724 or call the Boys and Girls Club (618) 457-8877


Central Illinois Foodbank
1937 East Cook Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Volunteers will sort, inspect and organize donated items for distribution.
Contact: Elaina Albrecht, Community Resource Coordinator, or (563) 370-9989 or call the Central Illinois Foodbank at (217) 522-4022

Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois
300 S. 15th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
10am – 2pm

Help the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois with a winter Indoor Clean-up.
Contact: Boys and Girls Club (217) 544-0548

Martin Deporres Center
1301 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
8:15am – 11:00am

Help the Deporres Center sort incoming donated items.
Contact: Loretta at 217-836-3619

Crystal Lake

The Democratic Party of McHenry County volunteers at Crystal Lake Food Pantry
42 East Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
12pm – 2pm

Volunteers will organize donated items for distribution. Sign up at

Vernon Hills

Tenth Dems Day of Service Community Expo
Sullivan Center
635 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
11am – 1pm

Join the Tenth Dems Team on this Day of Service, making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. The expo allows local organizations to showcase what they do, hand out flyers, recruit volunteers, and encourage attendees to take part in a service project in the future — or even as the Expo is taking place. Over 35 not-for-profit groups and Rep. Brad Schneider will be participating. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: If you’re interested in helping organize a service project, small or large, in our area, or if your organization would like to participate, email or call Lauren Beth Gash at 847-266-VOTE (847-266-8683).


Southland Day of Service
Generations at Applewood
21020 Kostner Ave
Matteson, IL 60443

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the Southland's commitment to service by spending the afternoon with the residents of Generations at Applewood Nursing home facility.  Participants will serve residents lunch, and we will have a local talented musician to entertain the residents with a few musical selections.
Contact: Yumeka Brown