As part of the F.I.I.V.E. Chicago program, Center for Independent Future’s Volunteer Club brings together CIF participants and older adults in the community to engage in volunteer projects. This month, 8 members of CIF’s Volunteer Club gathered at the CIF Community Room to give back to those in need.
The CIF Volunteer Club created over 50 fall-themed placemats during this month’s meeting! The placemats were created on large pieces of construction paper in many fall-themed colors. Volunteers used cut-out paper leaves, fall images, and their own creative drawings and words of inspiration to create fun and unique products.
As a continuation of last month’s hunger theme, these placemats will also be donated to Campus Kitchens NU, an organization that works to ensure that unused food gets to people in need. Campus Kitchens NU will donate the placemats to a local soup kitchen along with an upcoming food donation. Hopefully, the placemats will provide a colorful and cheerful backdrop to a meal.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who contributed time and effort to this collaborative project! We are grateful to the Coleman Foundation for supporting the on-going FIIVE Project that brings together a unique community team of volunteers in Evanston.
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