Warmest Winter is a seasonal initiative inspiring others through service.
SocialWorks’ Warmest Winter aims to raise awareness and provide relief for individuals experiencing homelessness and extreme hardship through service, events, donations, and direct supports.
Through Warmest Winter SocialWorks offers communities both a chance to serve others and take care of themselves by providing direct access to resources through our events A Night at the Museum and Taste for the Homeless. Warmest Winters is executed with citizens and businesses who believe in taking care of each other!
A Night At The Museum
A Night at the Museum is a family-fun holiday event allowing guests to explore the Museum of Science and Industry after-hours, engaging with 50+ event-only activations, performers, and more!
This event also serves as a donation hub for those experiencing homelessness. Last year, guests donated over 18,000 warming items affecting shelters across Chicago. A warming item can be a coat or a blanket, but it can also be a new deck of cards or an old MP3 player with charger and headphones. All donations received at the museum will directly impact those experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
SocialWorks' 2022 Warmest Winter
The 2022 Warmest Winter campaign returns this November. Warmest Winter will begin with a city-wide clothing & toy drive concluding at our A Night at the Museum event on December 16th and a resource fair for those experiencing homelessness in January 2023.
This year there will be tons of opportunities for community members, vendors, and businesses, to volunteer, sponsor, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Stay updated on the Warmest Winter 2022 by checking this page and ways to get involved below.
*Since June 1, 2020
Warming Items Collected*
*Items include Coats, Hats, Blankets, Gloves, Socks, Perishable Goods, & Hygiene Products
Unique Shelters Affected
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August 1, 2022
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July 25, 2022
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