Done in a Day

Done in a Day organizes service projects throughout the year targeted at helping women and children in the community in either just one day or by addressing a short term need.  This allows members to provide meaningful services in an impactful way.  The projects slated for 2016-2017 are:

 
Make a Difference Day: In collaboration with the Volunteer Center we will be collecting donated items to distribute throughout the community to those in need.
 
Bernie’s Book Bank: We will be sorting and bagging books at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff to help increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
 
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Purses with a Purpose: We are collecting new and gently used purses which we will then fill with toiletry items.  These purses will be donated to local women’s shelters to assist those who are victims of domestic violence and others in need.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.  You can drop off purses or new, unopened toiletries to our office or contact us for pick up.  Full size and travel size are both needed.  Below are some of the toiletry items in need: 
Soap/Body wash
Shampoo
Conditioner
Deodorant
Hand soap
Shaving Cream/lotion
Lotion
Mouthwash
Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons/pads)
 
National Reading Month: We will be sponsoring National Reading month in March for the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston.  We are collecting new books for ages 3-5 years to promote increased literacy levels.  Books will be sent home weekly with positive reinforcement and prizes for complete lying a book each week.  At the end of the month, all the children in the class will be invited to a “Reading Night” with fun activities and a book for each child to keep.