Come into the city for a night of culinary excellence and raising money for prematurity awareness and research efforts in volunteering at the Chicago March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. Volunteers are needed to help with: set-up, registration, mini-live auction, photo booth, chef station support, audience spotting and more. Volunteers will be trained in their area upon arrival and a meal will be provided.
Time: Set-up volunteers are needed from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All other volunteers are needed from approximately 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm. (However if you cannot arrive until later that is fine, please just note it in the comments!)
Attire: Cocktail attire is required. Please be "event ready" when arriving to the venue.
Please note the following in the comment of your sign up: what time frame you are able to volunteer, a phone number to reach you, any physical limitations the March of Dimes should be aware of (you can email Ashley Wolfe these items too).
Please sign up to volunteer by Thursday, October 17!
We will be approving our goals and budget for the 2019-2020 year! Please include your goals in the board report. If you are a committee chair, please include your goals and proposed budget in your board report.
Night OWLS (Night Out With Loving Sitters) is a non-sectarian ministry of First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, open to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Originally designed as a respite program for parents of special needs children, it has evolved into something more: still a delightful evening out for parents but also fun for all the children and our volunteers. There is quite a range of “disabilities,” though we are not able to accept medically fragile children.
On the third Saturday of the month (September through May, except not in December), special needs children and their siblings, ages 2-12, enjoy a pizza supper at 6:00 pm. After dinner, all children can visit different activity stations throughput the lower level of the church. Crafts, large motor equipment, movies, computer games, Lego building, board games, and more are included each evening. Each special needs child has his/her own adult “buddy” and all children are supervised by a youth or adult. Parents must pick up children by 9:00 pm.
We are not a large program, we advertise by word-of-mouth, and we try to accept all interested families each month.