The next after-school children’s community service club is Thursday, April 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Main Library. Join us and The Neighborhood Giving Project to talk about water conservation. In honor of Earth Day, we'll discuss groundwater and water sources, participate in a recycled water bottle craft and create a water and energy conservation tip sheet to take home.

The Neighborhood Giving Project sessions give children a hands-on and developmentally appropriate introduction to various service organizations in Oak Park and surrounding area. Projects will be started and completed within the hour, and each workshop will be unique. Participants can attend any one or all of the workshops offered. Families are encouraged to participate together, as some subjects may raise opportunities for more family discussion. Most projects are best for ages 3 to 12. Workshops are free. Supplies will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome.

Upcoming project

Hunger Project
Thursday, May 16, 3:30 pm, Main Library
Favorite foods, disgusting foods – what if you had no choice? Hunting and gathering, farming, supermarkets – discuss ways of getting food in various cultures. Decorate placemats. Participate in a canned food drive for Oak Park Food Pantry.

The Neighborhood Giving Project’s mission is to inspire children to be better citizens of the world by providing hands-on, hands-together community service opportunities; to enrich their learning with civic responsibility, social justice, and charitable action. Past projects include educational tours and fundraisers with The Animal Care League, The Oak Park Conservatory, and the Oak Park Food Pantry, as well as participating in the CROP Walk, hosting a free community Hot Chocolate Party, and encouraging small acts of kindness such as the Mystery Snow Shovel project, and Giving Thanks letter-writing campaign. Learn more about The Neighborhood Giving Project.

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