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 many 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.
#WarmestWinteris almost here, and SocialWorks is kicking off its 6th Annual Donation Drive! This year, the drive will happen from October 10, 2022, to December 4, 2022. The drive will collect NEW and GENTLY USED coats, warming items, hygiene items, and toys. If your business or organization wants to help spread the warmth by hosting a donation box this season, complete this interest form below! The deadline to complete is September 25th at 11:59pm.
After a long 2 year break due to the pandemic, we're excited to announce that our most anticipated event of the year, A Night at the Museum, is back on December 16th, 2022! A Night at the Museum is a family-fun holiday event allowing guests to explore the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) after-hours, engaging with 50+ event-only vendors, activations, performers, and more!
If you, your business, or your organization want to help spread the warmth by being involved in A Night at the Museum this season, complete this interest form below! The deadline to complete is September 25th at 11:59pm.
*Since June 1, 2020 with Taste for the Homeless
Warming Items Collected*
*Items include Coats, Hats, Blankets, Gloves, Socks, Perishable Goods, & Hygiene Products
Unique Shelters Affected
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