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' 2020 Warmest Winter
Join us Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24 to receive a free turkey! A total of 250 turkeys will be given away at each location. The turkey's are first-come, first-served, and only one turkey per family. Lyft has provided codes to $20 ride credits for individuals looking for turkeys! View the Lyft codes here
If you're unable to receive a turkey, there is nothing better than giving from the heart! From Nov. 16th - Dec. 4th, we'll be collecting toys & hygiene products to give to 10 shelters throughout Chicago, the week of Christmas! Utilize the 13 donation locations to support homeless youth this season!
*Since June 1, 2020
Warming Items Collected*
*Items include Coats, Hats, Blankets, Gloves, Socks, Perishable Goods, & Hygiene Products
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