Let's go Ice Skating in the heart of Downtown Chicago. This rink is unique as you skate through a ribbon versus a traditional circle.
Skates can be rented for $15.00
If we need a break and want to people watch, hot chocolate and seating is also available.
State and Lake is the closest CTA stop. Check out details such as parking information within this link below.
Cradles to Crayons is an organization with a goal to make life better for kids in need. They provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Their model depends on donations and volunteers. We will be volunteering in their large clean warehouse inspecting, sorting or packaging the donations this Giving Factory received.
You can find much more about Cradles to Crayons on their website - https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/
The Giving Factory is a warehouse environment. As a volunteer you are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing you do not mind getting dirty. We will work in stations to inspect, sort and package donations alongside other individuals and groups.
Our volunteer shift will begin with an orientation led by a Cradles to Crayons staff member and end with a wrap-up and an opportunity to learn the number of children you impacted during your shift and to take group pictures.
The Giving Factory is located at 4141 W. George St. Chicago, IL 60641. Use Google Maps for driving and public transit directions. They do have 33 parking spaces in front of the building that are first come, first serve. Note that their parking lot is sectioned off from a large shipping and receiving complex. I was asked to share that we please do not drive beyond the concrete barricades that separates their lot from the rest of the complex.
After you RSVP, registered volunteers will be sent a link to pre-register with Cradles to Crayons.
This is a great opportunity for all of us to give back to our community!
Have you ever wanted to try indoor skydiving? If so, this is your time! Let's get together for this ultimate experience at IFLY.
The fee is $60/person and includes flight class, gear, 2 flights, digital image and digital video. The IFLY experience from check in to check out roughly takes 1.5 - 2 hours. Afterwards, we will take a 7 minute walk to Yard House to grab lunch. Please note that lunch is NOT included with this price.
If you would like to attend, RSVP here. Payment will be due via Venmo or Chase quickpay on or before 3/1/19.