P. O. Box 5648 Evanston, Illinois
Meets on the first Friday of every month at 7:00pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers.
Through the Extraordinary Service program, works on improving the living standards within the Black community through economic education; creating exposure and opportunities for the women entrepreneur; adopting and/or assisting Black families, with an emphasis on the Black male; and improving the mental and physical health of local communities.
The national organization provides grants, fellowships, and awards to promote education and equity for women and girls. The local branch also provides local scholarships. Open to currently enrolled students and graduates of four-year colleges and universities.
For 100 years American Legion Post 42 has been helping veterans and their families in need. Through fund raising activities and volunteer projects the Post has been a major player in Evanston community charities.
Post 42 has facilities available for rental for parties, meetings, and gatherings of all kinds. Check out the Post 42 Patio Facebook page for details on upcoming and past events.
Best Buddies Illinois is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Program links disabled and non-disabled friends at the middle school, high school, college and adult level.
Scholarship residential program that serves academically talented and financially in-need youth from middle school through high school.
Support continues for Scholars financially, emotionally and otherwise through college and into career entry.
Provides children with long-term adult relationships and positive mentoring.
Funded exclusively through private sector donations.
Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league. Hosts annual fundraising gala.
The 10-week program is designed to give Evanston community members the opportunity to experience emergency services first-hand from a firefighter's point of view. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through November 13. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served, and space is limited to approximately 20 students.
An all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern's international students feel welcome in this country and at Northwestern University. Offers a variety of social and informational programs: temporary housing with local families, foster relative program, English conversation groups, children's playgroups and other social and cultural activities.
A volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
Purpose is to establish, maintain and encourage high cultural, intellectual moral standards among its members, to engage in public service programs, and to promote and encourage achievement in education by granting scholarships to high school graduates from the Evanston area.
Youth programs: Delta Academy, Delta Gems and EMBODI.
Local union chapter representing firefighters and paramedics employed by the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Department.
Students in grades 7-12 write, perform and film book reviews for cable TV, and help plan the following: the Teen Summer Reading Game, book discussion groups, recommended reading lists, collection development, an anime/manga club, reader’s theatre and service projects. Members also meet with library staff and board members to plan teen services. New members are welcome.
Founded by students in 2006, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 60 university-based chapters throughout the United States.
Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. Through their involvement, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.
A local, grassroots organization dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda’s attempt to replace our democracy with authoritarian plutocracy. We work toward a fairer, more inclusive, and more diverse community and are committed to non-violence in all our actions. We meet at the Lorraine G. Morton Civic Center (2100 Ridge Ave.) roughly every 4-6 weeks.
An organization that links members of over 50 Evanston religious organizations and facilitates cooperative work for the hungry and homeless, interfaith dialogue and community building. Outreach projects include soup kitchens, warming centers and the Hospitality Center for the Homeless. Annual Vision-Keeper Dinner for members. Sponsors annual Evanston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at various houses of worship.
Warming Centers are located in the facilities of member houses of worship and are staffed by volunteers. The Centers open in November and continue through March.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless located at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, offers social services and referrals weekdays from 7-11 am.
Producemobile provides distribution of free produce on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. at Robert Crown Center.
Soup Kitchens are run by teams of volunteers in several locations.
Overnight Emergency Shelter: The Emergency Overnight Shelter is open every
night from mid November through March, at 6 different faith communities,
from 9pm to 7am.
The mission of Joining Forces for Affordable Housing is to advocate for affordable housing solutions by partnering with organizations that support people in need in North Suburban Cook County.
- We engage human services agencies and other organizations that serve people in need to mobilize their constituents to take action.
- We build on research and advocacy efforts that already exist—helping to expand their reach and their impact through our membership.
- We provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to learn about affordable housing and participate in advocacy at multiple levels.
- We seek to build awareness and support for affordable housing to pave the way for change.
An organization that reaches out to women of all ages and backgrounds who want to volunteer their services, meet other like minded women, and learn more about the non-profit sector. Operates Thrift House, a resale shop located at 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, which support a variety of community projects. A signature project is Fitting Futures. This project works to outfit women with the skills and apparel needed in today’s job market.
KIDS Global Network, Inc. uses the arts to improve the physical, educational and social circumstances of disadvantaged children at home and abroad.
Connecting Continents is a project that aims to bring students from two elementary schools together in the United States and South Africa. 5th grade students at Oakton Elementary School in the Chicago area are corresponding with children of the same age at Manyeleti Primary School in Gothenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Through shared journals, letters, photos and video, these students are learning about the lives and culture of their pen pals.
The Kiwanis Club of Evanston exists to serve the citizens of Evanston, through fund raising and volunteer activities that support service projects which provide for education, guidance, health and a safer environment. It is committed to improving the well being of the community and being a catalyst for enhancing fellowship and collaboration within the community. We meet for lunch at noon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave, in Evanston. Join us to meet our members and learn of our activities. Your first lunch is on us! If you can't join us for lunch, we have events for you to participate in.
The North End Mothers’ Club, founded in 1911, supports educational, charitable, civic, health and welfare activities in Evanston and organizations dedicated to these purposes. Members are women from all over Evanston. The Club provides three scholarships to seniors graduating from Evanston Township High School: The NEMC Senior Girl’s Award, the Nursing Scholarship and the Joanne Murphy Trautwein Music Award.
The primary fund raiser for the Club is the Fortnightly Dance Classes open to all Evanston 6th and 7th graders.
Rebuilding Together's mission is to rehabilitate and repair the homes of elderly, disabled or low-income people. Volunteers provide necessary repairs free of charge which may include home modifications, roofing, plumbing, and electrical repairs and/or improvements. National Rebuilding Day usually falls on the last Saturday of April.
As one of Evanston’s leading charitable and service organizations, the Rotary Club of Evanston has provided countless hours of volunteer service and significant monetary support for a variety of local causes since it was founded in 1920.
The Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization that provides monetary grants directly to local charitable organizations. In more than two decades of service to the community, the Charitable Fund has raised and distributed many thousands of dollars in Evanston.
An international service organization founded locally in 1905.
Meets every Tuesday morning, 7:15 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston for breakfast, club meeting and talk on topic of interest. Ongoing service projects improve and strengthen the Evanston community, international projects help those in need, other projects support youth, vocational training and leadership development.
Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.
The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.
Founded in Evanston in 1905, the Rotary Club has grown to an organization of more than 1.2 million members. A re-creation of the first Rotary Club meeting place is on display as well as other historic items. It'ss international headquarters are in the One Rotary Center at 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston.
Offers a variety of social services targeted toward low income families and individuals.
Emergency Service Schedule: Food Pantry: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Utilities, Rental/Mortgage Assistance- By Appointment Only
Monday: Prayer Chain – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Club- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club – 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal
Counseling: Christian counseling, substance abuse counseling.
Food Assistance: Food vouchers (redeemable at Jewel on Chicago Avenue), canned goods and clothing vouchers for the needy.
Housing: Rent and utilities assistance (when funds are available).
After School Program:
For children ages 5 - 13, Monday - Friday between 3pm to 6pm. Transportation from Evanston schools,snack and homework assistance provided for a monthly fee. Extended care may be available.
Character Building Program:
Adventure Corps (boys ages 6-12),Sunbeams (girls 6-11),Girls Guards (girls 12-18) and Teen Reflection Cell Group (a drop-in time for teens 13-18). Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth Music Program:
Activities for youth include Singing Company (ages 6-10),Junior Choir (ages 10-17),Junior Band (ages 13 and older) and Instructional Band (ages 6-15)
Summer Day Camp:
A day camp is offered for 8 weeks during the summer for children ages 5-12, between 7:30 am - 5:45pm, Monday through Friday.
Women's Programs also available, including sewing and Zumba groups
A free thrift store, offering free clothing, books and household items. Open every Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM. Accepting donations during open hours only.
The Pick is a decades-old institution in South Evanston and serves all who come through its doors. youth and other volunteers learn work skills, build community, and gain confidence from serving their neighbors.
United Way helps donors by channelling their gifts to organizations addressing Evanston's most pressing human needs; supports 30 member agencies in Evanston, including daycare, substance abuse programs, senior services, shelters, and family services.
As the largest private funder of human services in the region, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago understands that quality delivery of human services is critical to both serving our most vulnerable citizens, and to improving the economic future of our state.
The West African Health Initiative seeks to deliver lifesaving support to West Africa by bringing comprehensive medical treatment and supporting research in all areas of medicine, specifically HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.
The Woman's Club of Evanston, founded in 1889, is a nonprofit organization of over 400 women from the North Shore and Chicago dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship. Annual events are: Holiday Bazaar (November), Annual Benefit Dinner and Revue Show (March), Dreams Delivered (April), and Spring Benefit (May). Supports many local social service agencies with donations and volunteer service. Clubhouse, 1702 Chicago Ave., at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue, is available for rentals.
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working to improve the legal, political, economic and professional status of women. Zonta Club of Evanston supports Evanston agencies and programs which serve women and children and gives one scholarship a year to a woman in a non-traditional field.