At Careers In Nonprofits, we believe in giving our time and energy to the nonprofit sector. We value and support a variety of missions, from supporting families in need, animal welfare, the arts, and more. Every month, we choose a nonprofit to volunteer with as a way to give back to our community. Check out our past and present volunteer projects below!
Common Pantry and The Carpe Librum Bookstore – During the month of April, our Chicago team participated in a food drive for Common Pantry, Chicago’s oldest continually-operating food pantry. In DC, our team conducted a book drive and donated books to The Carpe Librum Bookstore, which in partnership with Turning the Page, focuses on providing resources for public education. Both teams were eager to participate and provide useful resources to two amazing nonprofit missions!
Apna Ghar – During the month of March, the CNP team donated supplies, toys, and clothing to Apna Ghar, an organization that provides holistic services and conducts outreach and advocacy across immigrant communities to end gender violence. Additionally, we selected Apna Ghar as our Amazon Smile charity for the month. We were thrilled to support the organization and their new shelter!
The Children’s Inn at NIH – The CNP team decorated Valentine’s Day cards for the residents of The Children’s Inn at NIH, a “place like home” available for children, and their families, who are involved in pediatric research at the NIH. Our teams were excited to spread the love through our messages and handmade cards.
Helping Haitian Angels – The CNP team raised money to sponsor a Haitian child throughout 2017. Our donation will be used to provide a loving home, nutritious food, clean water, education, healthcare, and security. We look forward to sending our new friend letters and photos throughout the year!
November 2016 and December 2016
Red Cross and Safe Shores – In Chicago, our team members participated in a blood drive with the Red Cross and made a financial donation to the organization. Our DC team collected winter clothing and coats for Safe Shores, an organization that supports victims of child abuse in the community.
Bright Pink and My Sister’s Place – With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month and Domestic Violence Awareness month, CNP represented these causes each Wednesday by wearing pink (Brest Cancer Awareness) and purple (Domestic Violence Awareness). Additionally, our Chicago team raised money and made a donation to Bright Pink. In DC, our team donated funds to My Sister’s Place.
South Louisiana SBP – Through our Football Fans for Flood Victims (FFFV) fundraising campaign, CNP raised money benefiting the flood victims of South Louisiana. Every Friday in September, CNP staff members could wear jerseys of their favorite football team in exchange for a cash donation that would go to our FFFV campaign.
PAWS Chicago and Washington Humane Society – We continued our support of animals in need by working with local animal shelters. In Chicago, proceeds from our Amazon Smile purchases went to PAWS Chicago and we also donated supplies to the organization. DC returned to the Washington Humane Society for an afternoon to make dog toys, as well as elected to sponsor a cat they met when visiting the shelter.
Salvation Army and Dress for Success – In June, both branches donated clothing items to help better the lives of others. The clothes that we donated to the Salvation Army in Chicago were sold at the Salvation Army’s Family Stores and proceeds from the sales went to their Adult Rehabilitation Centers. The DC team donated women’s business attire to Dress for Success, providing women living in poverty with interview clothing and clothing appropriate for work.
Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society and Washington Humane Society – Through our volunteer efforts, CNP donated toys and supplies for animals in need. Our Chicago team spent an afternoon making toys, blankets, and other animal supplies at Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society. In DC, our team collected and donated items that the Washington Humane Society needed for cats, dogs, wildlife, their foster program, and for their office.
Wellness House (Chicago) and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. – In April, CNP supported two nonprofits that focus on caring for those affected by cancer and other serious health issues. In Chicago, staff members fundraised and participated in Wellness House’s annual Walk For Wellness House. Our DC team launched a fundraising campaign to raise donations for The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C.
Open Books and Books for America – In both Chicago and Washington, D.C. we organized book drives in our offices. Between the two organizations, our donated books went to local shelters, schools, and young children practicing their reading skills.
GirlForward – CNP staff raised money to support the GirlForward’s mission. Our donation helped GirlForward to continue to provide mentors and education to girls resettled in the U.S. as refugees.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) – CNP decorated cards for hospitalized children and through CFHK those cards were sent to children across America. We sent messages of empowerment, hope, and love.