Last Updated: November 20, 2013
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
7:00 pm, Adams Hall Chandelier Room
This holiday season, College Parents’ Group (CPG) will coordinate their 13th annual, “Christmas/Holiday for Kids event.” CPG will invite children from homeless and disadvantaged families in the DeKalb community for an evening of good cheer on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Adams Hall's Chandelier Dining Room (lower level). Gift giving can cause financial strain for many of the parents whose kids will be in attendance, so CPG would like to help by providing presents at our get-together. This event has proven to be a success, attracting a diverse group of children within the DeKalb community since 2000. Unfortunately, as a student group, CPG works with an increasingly limited budget and would be unable to purchase enough gifts with our resources alone.
If your organization/business would like to contribute gifts for less fortunate members of our community, please click here for a donation form. We welcome donations including monetary and food, particularly toys appropriate for children ages 1 month - 15 years old. Please drop off your donation form and/or gifts on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 between 6-8 p.m. at Northern View Community Center.
If you have any questions or would like more information contact Rickey Layfield at Rwilliamslayfield@niu or the Advisor of the College Parents Group email@example.com.
Friday, March 14, 2014
5:00 - 9:30 pm
About 20-30 volunteers are needed to help with the Royal Children's Ball in which children K-5 have the opportunity to dress like royalty for the night. The event also has dancing, magic/balloon animals, a hair salon, family portraits, a raffle area, a craft room, gauntlet (kid-friendly obstacle course), and sometimes special guests like Cinderella. This is the DeKalb Youth Service Bureau's biggest fundraiser of the year. They are a non-profit counseling agency providing services throughout DeKalb county. So, this event helps them discount counseling services for those who would not otherwise have access to care.
Volunteers would arrive around 5pm for an orientation for the evening. Possible tasks for the night include: helping clear tables of little hors d'oeuvoures plates/food, helping greet guests and orient them to the check-in table/coat racks, assist in the craft room with coloring and activities, helping children walk through the “gauntlet” activity, help pass out goody bags at the end of the night, and help direct people.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress up as it is a “royal” event in either dressy clothes or period-wear. It’s not required but it helps the evening feel more festive!
Check them out on the Royal Children's Ball Facebook!
To register to volunteer please contact Andrea Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.