Chicago-Kent’s Second Annual Service Week – Sign up and give back! DEADLINES APPROACHING

Hi all,

The Student Bar Association (SBA) Philanthropy Committee is pleased to announce the Second Annual Service Week here at Chicago-Kent College of Law, in partnership with the Public Interest Resource Center. Get those pro bono hours in and help us continue the tradition of giving back to our Chicagoland communities!

These opportunities have quick deadlines, so sign up ASAP! If you have any questions about Service Week or reporting your pro bono hours, please contact Philanthropy Committee Co-Chairs Janie Sanford (jsanford1) and Alexandria Devlin (adevlin1).

OVERVIEW: Sign up for any of our events using this Google Sheet, there are tabs for each day.

Sunday, March 19: Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Sign up by 5:00 pm CT Thursday, March 16 – TOMORROW)

Monday, March 20: Virtual Fundraiser for Garfield Park Conservatory

Tuesday, March 21: Garfield Park Conservatory Palm Room Project (Sign up by Monday, March 20)

Wednesday, March 22: Virtual Smithsonian Transcribe-A-Thon

Thursday, March 23: Brave Space Alliance Pantry Drive

Sunday, March 26: Shamrock Shuffle Aid Station Volunteer (Sign up by 11:59 pm CT Sunday, March 19)


Habitat for Humanity ReStore (BOTH THIS LINK and THIS LINK)

Garfield Park Conservatory

Shamrock Shuffle


Sunday, March 19 from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Sign up by 5:00 pm CT Thursday, March 16)

Help Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Chicago bundle donations at the True Value Spring Reunion! Vendors and booth operators will be donating merchandise from the True Value Spring Reunion to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are needed to help pack up booths and bundle pallets for transportation. This event will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center (2301 S. King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616). Volunteers will meet at McCormick Place’s Circle Drive at 1:30 PM sharp and work until 7:00 PM. Food and a t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers, parking will be reimbursed by Habitat for Humanity if you drive. You must sign up for the event itself HERE; and please ALSO let the Public Interest Resource Center know that you are coming HERE. Let them know if you have a car and can drive, or if you need a ride. You are also welcome to go directly to McCormick Place Convention Center.

Monday, March 20 Fundraiser all day ($500 Goal!)

Help us fund the supplies for our pro bono project at the Garfield Park Conservatory on Tuesday by contributing to our Virtual Fundraiser for Garfield Park Conservatory on Monday! Look out for the QR codes posted throughout the school to donate via Venmo, or reach out to Alexandria Devlin at adevlin1. We need to raise $500 to cover our supplies to change the soil in the Palm Room as well as compensate Conservatory Staff for their time.

Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Sign up HERE by 11:59 pm Monday, March 20)

Join us at the Garfield Park Conservatory (located at 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624) to change the soil in the Palm Room! Come prepared to have fun, learn a lot about the Conservatory, and get your hands dirty. The Conservatory is located immediately next to the Conservatory-Central Park Drive Green Line CTA stop. There is also free parking onsite.

Wednesday, March 22 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

A unique opportunity you can complete from anywhere, sign up to be part of our Virtual Smithsonian Transcribe-A-Thon! You do not have to transcribe the whole time, just pick a timeframe from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and email jsanford1 when you’re finished (or if you need a different project to review). Make sure to build in time to review the instructions. For more information and to sign up, see the sign up sheet HERE.

Thursday, March 23 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Stop by the 3rd floor Spak to donate to our Brave Space Alliance Pantry Drive! They have a need for dietary foods, such as Halal, Kosher, Gluten Free, etc. We’ll have bins out for your donations and a Philanthropy Committee member will be there giving candy to those who donate.

Sunday, March 26 from 6:30 am to 11:30 am (Sign up HERE by 11:59 pm CT Sunday, March 19)

Join us at the North side of Harrison Street at Financial Place at 6:30 am to volunteer at Aid Station 02 for this year’s Shamrock Shuffle! All volunteers receive their uniform at volunteer check-in which includes a Nike hat and credential. The volunteer credential should be visible at all times. Make sure to bring a valid photo ID for Volunteer Check-In. Students are allowed to use school IDs. It is strongly discouraged to bring any personal belongings to the event. Gear check will be required for belongings that cannot be carried in a volunteer’s pockets.

We are so excited to have these opportunities to give back, and we hope you join us after Spring Break to celebrate Spring with Service!

Thank you,

The SBA Philanthropy Committee

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