Chicago Metro | Wisconsin | Indiana Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Wednesday - April 14

The latest local Chicago/Milwaukee/Indianapolis/Joliet/Madison area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Meet two of our fantastic volunteers, Marianne and Tom! This wonderful couple grocery shop and then deliver food for the clients at our Kathy Paulsen Hope House. This is a great help and we appreciate them so much! #volunteer

Last year, more than 29,000 volunteer instances provided 188,768 hours of service. Thanks, #volunteers, for showing up while times were tough and #DoingTheMostGood in your neighborhoods!

#SalvationArmyChicago #NationalVolunteerMonth #VolunteerAppreciation #VolunteerMonth #news

Reminder for Rimrock-area families: @MMSDschools will host a Facebook Live session on April 14 from 6-7PM to discuss the new elementary school that will be built in the neighborhood.

Please tune in and share this event with your neighbors:

Next week is #EarthDay2021! Reduce waste and get your spring mulch in an ecofriendly way with @HaulstrIndy! Their bagless mulch is not only great for the Earth, your order also supports KIB! Order today & an average of $30 will be donated back to us:

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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful - Haulstr

Join us for IGNITE! We're spicing up the traditional bake sale fundraiser by hosting a virtual pastry party right in your kitchen. You'll receive an ingredient box for 2 delivered to your door* + a group baking lesson with @BokaChicago.

RSVP by 4/15:

It's official! Tickets for "Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition" at MPM (in partnership with @ABHMuseum) are now on sale. "Mandela" opens April 23 with generous support from @GrMKEFdn, @ROKAutomation, and more. Details:

We are committed to #StopTheSpread. Will you join us? Need more resources about the #COVID19 #vaccine? See our staff testimonials as they share their My Why for getting the #CovidVaccine

We're all in this together ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾big thanks to the team at @somethinggoodie for sticking the Englewood Free Market with face masks for the community!


We are looking forward to tomorrow's (Wednesdays) episode with Major Funding expert, Julie Ordonez joining us! 12:30pm Eastern 9:30am Pacific. Reminder registration -

“Blossom by blossom the #spring begins.”—Algernon Charles Swinburne 🌼

Explore 30 artworks and the stories behind these unique family portraits and the stories behind them in "The Artwork of Carole Wantz: Collected Stories from Columbus, Indiana" – NOW OPEN at the #IndianaStateMuseum. Learn more:

Tune in on April 27 for this virtual celebration! 🍀🎉 We are especially excited to celebrate Indiana 4-H'er Madelyn!

“We launched Hope to Health to engage the community in securing the healthcare we deserve, attracting the greatest minds in research, & building a healthier future for all of us.” - Linda Mellowes, Former MCW Trustee, Board Chair, Emerita Trustee, & donor.

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