Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon
June 14, 2008
Come join your fellow GSB alumni and thousand of other volunteers on Saturday, June 14, in Chicago Cares annual Serve-a-Thon. The Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon is the largest day of community service in Chicago and through this organization you can help Chicago Public School students succeed as we beautify school classrooms, libraries and playgrounds.
Chicago's Millinium Park
Driving Directions:Morning check-in and kickoff takes place at Serve-a-Thon Plaza in Grant Park's Lower Hutchinson Field, located at the southeast corner of Balbo & Columbus Drives.
Self-pay parking near Serve-a-Thon Plaza is available in public and hotel parking lots. We strongly recommend taking public transportation to Lower Hutchinson Field. Call 836.7000 from all area codes for CTA, Pace and Metra routes/schedules. You may also visit www.transitchicago.com.
Chicago Cares provides buses between Serve-a-Thon Plaza and your school project site. All volunteers must ride the bus to and from the project sites.
In just one day, Serve-a-Thon volunteers transform schools into wonderful, vibrant places to learn and grow.
Serve-a-Thon volunteers will:
• Add fresh coats of paint to classrooms, transforming bland spaces into vibrant ones.
• Organize libraries to provide environments conducive to learning.
• Transform indoor and outdoor spaces with bright, colorful murals.
• Paint bright, colorful line games on playgrounds to encourage activity.
• Plant flowers and create landscapes to beautify the schools.
These tasks may seem simple, but 30,000 Chicago students are directly impacted by the work done on this one day.
IS THIS EVENT FAMILY-FRIENDLY?
Yes, however, Chicago Cares has given us the following requirements:
• Due to safety concerns, no children under the age of 12 will be allowed to participate.
• At least one adult must accompany each child under the age of 18.
If your family can meet these requirements, please join us for what is sure to be a rewarding family experience.
A $30 registration donation is required to participate. This donation covers the basic cost of the event per person and is not refundable. In addition, a box lunch can be ordered when registering on the Chicago Cares website. The price of this optional box lunch is $10. Volunteers may also bring their own bag lunches. Volunteers will not be permitted to leave the service site for lunch or have lunch delivered to service sites. The volunteer registration deadline is Monday, June 9 or whenever Chicago Cares reaches capacity (whichever comes first).
To facilitate Chicago Cares own registration and tracking requirements, registration to participate in this event is a two-step process:
Step One: Registration and payment through Chicago GSB Club’s ClubExpress (chicagogsbclub.org).
Step One: Registration on ClubExpress
Step Two: Registration through the Chicago Cares Website:
Step One: Registration on Chicago Cares website: please follow this link http://chicagocares.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=271926
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