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Valentine's Day Party for Chicago Fun Volunteers! Kids/Family event

You are invited to an International theme party on Valentine’s Day.  The Coppin Community Center is very grateful for all the volunteers who have helped with their food pantry in the last 2 months. They have extended their invitation to ALL Chicago Fun Volunteers on Feb 14th to come to their Valentine’s party with an International theme. They can host up to 200 guests!  You do not have to be a previous volunteer to join the festivities. Come and have fun and meet other singles or couples and learn about all the wonderful work they do for the community. There will be a pot luck dinner, make a dish that represents your country or your heritage.

After the dinner, the entertainment begins!

Celebrating Love in Unity and Diversity

An International-Themed Valentine’s Day Party


Coppin Community Center

The Morris Center, 5627 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 pm


6:00 pm- Community Potluck: Traditional Foods from Around the World

Please call the Coppin office at [masked]) to register your special dish with a detailed list of ingredients by Monday, February 10th.

On the day of the event, we will not accept home-cooked foods that were not registered in advance because we must make labels for them with ingredient information for our guests with dietary restrictions and food allergies. We will gladly accept food or non-alcoholic drink donations (fresh fruit or store-bought) up until the day of the event.  

You can also make and print your own ingredient label, listing all ingredients in your dish, using Arial font, 16 points.

7 pm- Opening and Introductions

*Performances begin promptly at 7:15 pm

7:15 pm- Baba Griot Leonard Lucas, Poet and Storyteller

7:30 pm- Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, Afro Brazilian Dance Group directed by Mestra Marisa Cordeiro

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8:00 pm- Dessert courtesy of Washburne Culinary Institute served after the performances

FREE arts, crafts, and Valentine’s Day card-making tables for the kids from 6- 8:30

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the evening.

This is a free event for all the Chicago Fun Volunteers, you can just come as guest and you are not obligated to volunteer.

For those that wants to volunteer for this event and help out, here are some tasks that you can volunteer for before the event:

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Set-up Crew- tables and chairs (200 person seating capacity)

1:00 pm to 3:00 pmL Decoration Crew- entrance, tables, walls (donations accepted!)

During the event:

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm:  Arts & Crafts Gurus- help parents guide children in card and craft activities from

We have materials from crayons to paints to googly eyes!

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Photographers- We need volunteers to photograph performances and guests having fun (with their consent)

After the event:

8:30 to 9:00 pm: Help Clean-up  :)

Light refreshments will be served for day-time volunteers

Please contact Alyssa DeLuca at [masked] or[masked] (cell) with questions, ideas, suggestions

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  • Neha

    My friend Kavya and I will be there at 6:30 ish and would like to volunteer during the event. We cna help with photos and/or crafts and cleanup!

    February 12, 2014

    • Wilson

      Great, thanks Neha!

      February 12, 2014

  • marianne n.


    February 10, 2014

  • Wilson

    If you are planning to volunteer, please post on here what time you will be coming to help. Thanks.

    February 9, 2014

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