After fleeing persecution or war in their homeland, refugees approved for resettlement arrive in the U.S. with nearly nothing. Separated from their families and friends, as they start their lives again in a foreign country, one of their most basic needs is setting up a new home and household supplies. Through Exodus’s Care Pack program, you’ll provide families an assortment of essential items during an in-person visit (1-3 hours) that shows love and hospitality to our refugee neighbors. We have already made some care packs; volunteers are welcome to contribute additional supplies to care packs if they choose.
Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite at https://tapchicagoexodus.eventbrite.com
Getting There: We will first meetup up at a central location in Rogers Park for orientation and then split into various teams and carpool to different houses. More details will be provided for those who register.
Questions? Contact the Organizers
Exodus World Service mobilizes the community to welcome and befriend refugees by connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees. Find out more about Exodus at http://exodusworldservice.org.
Join TAP as we collaborate with Chinese-American Service League (CASL) in their Saturday morning tea time program! This program helps Chinese immigrants develop their conversational English. Each volunteer gets a vocabulary packet with different dialogues and new words to learn and put to use. Come enjoy a hot cup of tea and warm-hearted conversations as we help one another and give back to the community.
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Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team for a rewarding afternoon by volunteering with The Greater Chicago Food Depository! GCFD is a non-profit organization that helps to end hunger in Chicago and surrounding areas by distributing food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. You will be helping this cause by repacking donated food and other products (which come in bulk quantities) into smaller sizes. Once this is done, they are ready to be loaded to their trucks for distribution.
Registration Required: The Greater Chicago Food Depository (All volunteers must register to participate) (New/First time volunteers account creation required)
Parking: The parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions. There are additional parking on either Karlov or Keeler – the streets east and west of their building. They are meter-free and Karlov (the street east of them) usually has closer parking spaces.
Dress code: Long pants, covered shoulders, and enclosed shoes are required to work in the warehouse.
Wally Soriano email: email@example.com cell: 847-630-5023
Shannon Wen email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join TAP-Chicago in lending a hand to Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter! Pacific Garden Mission, the nation’s oldest rescue mission, strives to provide food, shelter, and clothing free of cost; it is a safe haven for the needy. Come be a part of the effort by making beds, folding bath towels, blankets, organizing hangers, assisting in the dining room with serving meals, and helping clean up.
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Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team as we strive to make a difference in the community. We will be volunteering with Breakthrough’s Fresh Market. Fresh Market is eliminating hunger and transforming neighborhoods in East Garfield Park by providing a sense of dignity, community and hope. Come be a part of this effort by serving at the indoor Fresh Market which provides fresh food, groceries, and supplies to low-income families!
Instead of receiving a bag of canned goods, guests are paired with a personal shopper and are guided through the shopping area to find fresh ingredients to create meals for their families. Residents also receive access to legal aid, food stamps, housing and employment information, financial management, GED certification and family workshops. You may be asked to fill one of these volunteer roles: Greeters, Computer Registration, Hospitality, Personal Shopping Assistant, Stockers, Set-up and Tear-down.
Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite here.
Getting There: Close to Green line Kedzie stop. Street parking available in front of the building
Special Instructions: Recommended clothing is casual and comfortable, you may be on your feet for much or the whole time.
Questions? Contact the Organizers
Hauwei Lien firstname.lastname@example.org
Elaine Oetomo email@example.com
Kick off the summer with the TAP-Chicago community service team and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends at Chicago Canine Rescue! We will be walking dogs and enjoying the outdoors around the Forest Glen Woods preserve. Space is limited! . First timers and experts are welcome.
TAP-Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball cordially invites you to Lunar Ball 2017!
The 5th Annual Lunar Ball is Chicago’s largest charitable fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends. This year, we expect a crowd of 800+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and involved young professionals to fill the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall for an evening of fun, food, and networking.
The event will include tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants, open bar, adult beverages all night, performances, multiple DJs, raffle, and silent auction.
TAP-Chicago have a limited amount of discounted tickets! Apply the discount code:
Please go to Eventbrite to buy your tickets today!
All proceeds from Lunar Ball 2017 will benefit our community beneficiaries and charities.
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Please join us on December 22nd in helping the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) host their annual After School Program Holiday Party. CMAA is a community-based social services agency that provides afterschool youth programs, English proficiency and financial literacy lessons, job skill training, as well as a plethora of other opportunities for the immigrant and low-income community.
For this upcoming event, CMAA will be throwing a holiday party for the children. To keep the youth engaged, they would like us to help set up and run 3-4 arts and crafts stations. We understand that since the event goes from 3PM – 6PM, it may conflict with work. However, Margaret from CMAA has given approval for volunteers to arrive late to their shifts, so please still sign up if you are interested in helping!
Sign up deadline is December 14th. We hope to see you there.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-supporting-cmaas-after-school-program-holiday-party-tickets-30015359749
This is part two of the Project Vision Basement Remodeling project. The TAP Community Service committee is looking for volunteers to place flooring for Project Vision’s rented basement, since the materials were not available for the first volunteering session. The space is roughly 75×20 and will be used for after-school or weekend activities for children in Bridgeport and Chinatown.
Directions for flooring a space will be provided day of the event at the site. We would really appreciate the time and commitment of anyone wants to help make this facility a better space for the children.
We will be taking a lunch break during the session.
Time: December 4th, 9am-2pm
Location: 236 W. 22nd Place in Chinatown, between Princeton and Wentworth Ave.
Parking: There is free street parking available. Residential streets that are not restricted are recommended, including parts of 23rd Place, 23rd St, and 24th St. There is also sometimes parking on Princeton. Be sure to check signs for permit parking, as not all street parking is open. Metered parking is on Wentworth and parts of some of the other side streets as well.
Come and join TAP-Chicago’s Community Partner – CMAA at their Second Annual Red Party! Wear your favorite red outfit or accessory and enjoy city views from East Bank Club’s fabulous rooftop terrace!
Rooftop party with city views (party inside in case of inclement weather) * 2 Complimentary drinks + Cash bar * Passed hors d’oeuvres * Dinner buffet * DJ music * Red carpet step and repeat * Fun-themed photo booth * Door prizes * Mingle with Chicago’s most influential professionals
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Enter Discount code “TAP” to get 20% discount.
Rock Red!: Semi-formal and business formal is suggested dress code and wear red!
Event parking: $5.75 during the entire Red Party fundraiser at the East Bank Club
Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based social services agency targeting the immigrant and low-income community. Learn more about CMAA at http://