Father’s Day is the time to honor the father figures in our life and the impact they have had. It’s also a great time to show children the importance of family, community and giving back. With Father’s Day this weekend and our July 4th celebrations right around the corner, here are a couple ways to spend time with Dear Old Dad and do good at the same time:
Elderwerks Make A Senior Smile Program
Help craft or write cards for Independence Day cards and the Summer & brighten the day of local seniors! You can join in person on Monday, June 19th 1 pm- 3 pm at Elderwerks or pick up a card making kit in advance at Elderwerks (Contact Emily). Card materials will be provided by Greener Good! This is a great family activity and all ages can participate.
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Family Fun for Independence Day
Start your Independence Day holiday weekend with Volunteering for a great cause! The Village of Barrington Hills, together with Cuba Township, is hosting its 3rd annual Land We Love Run on Saturday, July 1st. Volunteers needed for all parts of the event from setup, registration, water stations, finish line, etc. The 10K run, 5K run/walk or the 2-mile walk will begin at 7:30 AM. Race proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor and the Cuba Township Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM, but help at any time during that window is appreciated.
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BAVC’s platform also has many other volunteer opportunities for those who like to be outside working in the area through our many restoration and conservation nonprofits. It’s a great way to spend time with the family and also help preserve the beauty of our area. Please visit our website to learn more at thebavc.org!
About the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC)
Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC)‘s goal is to bring all 100+ Barrington area nonprofits, churches and service organizations in a free & easy to use database so that volunteers can easily find opportunities. The foundation of BAVC is a volunteer match platform called Get Connected which serves as a clearinghouse to bring together organizations, volunteers, and collaborators to match volunteer interests with nonprofits needing assistance. GetConnected also offers organizations optional features such as easy record keeping of volunteer hours, as well as mobile check in and shift reminders and other ways to communicate with volunteers. Learn more at TheBAVC.org. Please also visit BAVC’s Facebook & Instagram pages! * BAVC Photos by Bob Lee