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Day Of Service

During the week of July 22nd, you will receive communication regarding your Day of Service Community Partner assignment as well as important instructions to access Bright Space to take the required course that will introduce you to our community.

New Student Orientation will kick off with a Day of Service on Tuesday, August 6th. You will have the opportunity to engage in one of eight team-based service projects. This first experience will underline the RFU values of interprofessional work, community service, and care for the underserved.

DAY OF SERVICE SITES

Highwood Library - 

The Highwood Library offers a wide variety of programming to meet the needs of the community. Such as citizenship classes, coding for kids, and movie nights. You can see all of their services at their website here: https://www.highwoodlibrary.org/index.asp

Beacon Place -  

Beacon Place is a community center in southeast Waukegan with programs for kids and adults that allow them to see a path toward their own brighter tomorrow by building the life skills they need, to achieve the dreams that they want. Beacon place offers tutoring, a community garden, as well as summer lunch programs for the Waukegan community. You can see all of their services at their website here: https://beacon-place.org/ 

A Safe Place - 

A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois. Through multi-faceted programs they assist victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevent future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educate the community about domestic violence and how we can all be involved in its end. You can see all of their services at their website : https://asafeplaceforhelp.org/about/

Bernies Book Bank - 

Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. You can see all of their services at their website: https://www.berniesbookbank.org/

Feed my Starving Children -

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.  Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! You can see all of their services at their website: https://www.fmsc.org/

Veteran’s Closet -  

Midwest Veterans Closet is a not-for-profit Rapid Response Resource organization taking the lead in Impacting Veterans Lives by providing life's basic needs to enlistees, families, and Veterans - clothing, household items, shoes and boots, linens, books, music and movie cd's - DVD's, and food from our Food and Nutrition Resource Center. Also housing and employment assistance as available. You can also learn more about our donation drive to support Midwest Veteran’s Closet.  We will be collecting gently used clothing, shoes, boots, linens, and books. You can see all of their services at their website: http://www.midwestveteranscloset.org/ 

Oakdale School -  

From the school, “Oakdale is committed to providing students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful lifelong learners.  We believe that all students have the right to an equitable education. We focus on how they learn while encouraging them to be their best!” Oakdale serves elementary school students in the Waukegan area. To see more information you can visit their site here: https://www.wps60.org/OES

Roberti House 

A large kitchen is the heart of RCH and here neighbors are nourished both literally (sharing delicious seasonal meals) and figuratively (receiving kindness, support and understanding from others).  Educating and empowering community members as well as actualizing individual strengths and talents can be evidenced in the continually evolving nature of RCH and its programming.  New programs are always emerging from the needs and ideas suggested by neighbors and volunteers – their active involvement and collaboration have ensured the success of RCH’s many endeavors.  These include, but are not limited to, gardening, cooking, sewing, English classes, yoga, drumming, after-school support and summer activities. To see more information you can visit their site here: https://www.roberticommunityhouse.org/