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White Sox Volunteer Corps

2015 VOLUNTEER CORPS






We are excited to embark on our seventh year of service and volunteerism. More than 6,200 fans have answered the call to service, and we appreciate your commitment to bettering the community. We look forward to an exciting season of service!


Our Mission
The White Sox Volunteer Corps was created to encourage fans and community-minded Chicagoans to join together and better their communities through service. The team organizes events that incorporate support from players, staff and members of the volunteer group to serve shoulder-to-shoulder to make a positive and lasting impact in our community.


Volunteer Opportunities
The Chicago White Sox recognizes opportunities including mass mobilized service days, food repacks and mobile pantries, book sorting sessions, park clean-ups and more. Our calendar of events is listed below, with more details for each to be sent via email. If you have any questions, ideas or comments, please feel free to email us at volunteercorps@whitesox.mlb.com. We'd love to hear from you.


2015 Calendar & Registration Details


  1. September
  2. October

SEPTEMBER


Friday, September 11 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch Service for Service Men and Women with the USO

  • The mission of the USO is to enhance the quality of life and lift the spirits of America's troops and their families through local programs and centers in appreciation of their service and sacrifice.
  • Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch to the service men and women.
  • Location: Upper Terrace Suite at U.S. Cellular Field - 333 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL.
  • Goal of 30 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include USO in the subject line by Wednesday, September 9th.

Sunday, September 13 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Big Hearts Fill Our Soles 1st Annual Family Fun Day

  • This is a fundraiser benefiting Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation that was brought to us by dedicated Volunteer Corps member, Sara Gonzalez. The afternoon will be filled with family activities, a raffle and bake sale. All proceeds will go directly to the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation.
  • Volunteers are needed for set up, registration, cheering along the walk path, kids activities and break down.
  • Location: Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, IN.
  • Goal of 20 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include Big Hearts in the subject line by Wednesday, September 9th.

Saturday, September 19 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Bernie's Book Bank

  • Bernie's Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
  • Volunteers are needed to sort, sticker, bag and box books.
  • Location: Bernie's Book Bank Processing Center 28101 N. Ballard Dr. Unit A, Lake Forest, IL.
  • Goal of 30 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include Bernie's in the subject line by Monday, September 14th.

Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00 - 8:45 pm: Greater Chicago Food Depository

  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center that provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with repacking donated food and other products. You might be sorting produce, looking over a shipment of bread, or repacking bulk dry goods (cereal, pasta, rice) into smaller quantities.
  • Location: GCFD 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL.
  • Goal of 20 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Click here to register by Wednesday, September 16th.

Sunday, September 27 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm: PAWS

  • PAWS Chicago is focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets and create a No Kill Chicago.
  • Volunteers are given a tour of the facility followed by group projects based on the current need of the facility. Projects may include but are not limited to: organizing and distributing Pet Food Bank donations, tending to dog and cat rooms, helping with basic cleaning, clinic duties, laundry and other day-to-day needs.
  • Location: PAWS Rescue Recovery Center/Spay Neuter Clinic Opportunities 3516 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Goal of 15 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include PAWS in the subject line by Monday, September 21st.

 

OCTOBER


Thursday, October 15 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Ronald McDonald House dinner

  • The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving medical services at nearby children's hospitals.
  • Host a dinner for the families of the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines.
  • Location: Tripp Ave at Airmail Road
    (1 Airmail Road on your GPS)
    (Located on the Hines VA complex)
    Hines, IL 60141
  • Goal of 10 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include RMH in the subject line by Monday, October 5th.

Friday, October 16 - Chicago Cares Service Event

  • Save the date - more details to come!

 

NOVEMBER


 

DECEMBER