Creatively Caring provides opportunities for families to get involved in hands-on community service projects that help people, animals, and the environment.  Families with children of all ages are encouraged to participate in our projects.  By taking an active part in community service, our youth develop self-confidence and cultivate a greater sense of responsibility, tolerance and empathy for others.  When we plant these values as seeds in our children, they grow with our children and eventually become an integral part of their core beliefs.  Children then feel empowered to create positive change and to make a difference.  In turn, we strengthen our families and our communities.

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What kind of meetup group is this?

Our group focuses on involving our children with hands-on community service projects.  We search for existing opportunities and also create our own projects!

Are you an official non-profit organization?

Yes, we are a registered 501(c)(3) charity.  If you would like to help support our work by making a contribution, it is 100% tax deductible.

What other types of meetups do you schedule?

Other meetups include concerts, craftmaking, cultural events, dine-outs, family events, Ladies Nights Out, library programs, museums, nature centers, outdoor activities, performances and playdates.  These all help facilitate the growth of our friendships and community.

Who can join?

Families with children of all ages, ethnicities and abilities are welcome in our group!  That means moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, etc. with your babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-aged children, tweens and teens.

Does it cost anything to join?


Where are the majority of your meetups?

Most are in Northbrook, Glenview, Morton Grove and Skokie but we have also held meetups in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, and Wheeling.

We serve the Greater Chicago area, including the North Shore, the northern Cook County suburbs and the southern Lake County suburbs.

How often do I have to attend a meetup?

There are no requirements.  You can attend as many or as few as you like.

Are there any requirements to join?

Yes, we do require a photo of you and/or your children since this is a private group.

We look forward to meeting you!

We're 329 Creatively Caring Family Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM

    Hands-on Volunteering @ Bernie's Book Bank

    13 Creatively Caring Family Members attending
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:00 AM

    Hands-on Volunteering @ Bernie's Book Bank

    11 Creatively Caring Family Members attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 AM

    Hands-on Volunteering @ Bernie's Book Bank

    1 Creatively Caring Family Members attending
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:00 AM

    Hands-on Volunteering @ Bernie's Book Bank

    1 Creatively Caring Family Members attending

Your organizer's refund policy for Creatively Caring Families

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Feb 17, 2010
  • Creatively Caring Family Members 329
  • Group reviews 32
  • Upcoming Meetups 3
  • Past Meetups 902


Melissa, Britta Woods, Colleen, Erin O., Kathleen Weinberg

This Meetup is community funded


Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Provide supplies or equipment
  • We also make donations to events that we attend, such as Feed My Starving Children, so that our members do not incur additional fees to attend these events.


Members are not required to pay dues, but are encouraged to chip in.

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