Every year, for the past 17 years, Chicago Cares has hosted a day of service called the Serve-a-thon. And this year I have decided to take part in it. On June 12, I and many other volunteers will meet at Soldier Field and then disperse to various Chicago Public Schools to revitalize and beautify (painting, building playgrounds, organizing libraries, etc...). And I must mention that I have been a member of Chicago Cares for a few months but I have not really done any volunteering yet. So when one of my twitter friends mentioned they were starting a team for the Serve-a-thon and needed volunteers I jumped on it.
Now that I am team member I am supposed to recruit more volunteers and solicit donations. Our teams' goal for donations is $1000 and each member is personally challenged to raise $150. So far I have raised $20 with ten dollars being my own money. And the other $10 came from @Paintboxsoaps of Paintbox Soapworks (you should check out this shop - great soaps and other products).
I am really hoping we reach our team goal and I want to reach my goal too. So in the next few days I am going to tweet, email, and update facebook asking people to volunteer and/or donate to our team so that we can help make Chicago Public Schools a little better. And I plan to make a larger donation too. Every little bit counts
If you would like to volunteer or make a donation here is the link to our team page:
And Here is my personal member page: