Introducing Chicago Time Drive

Today we have a guest post from Oleg Taranenko and Sarah Press of Chicago Booth student who is working on a great project: the Chicago Time Drive. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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Recently, a group of Chicago Booth students got together and started thinking about our class project. The goal of the project was deceptively simple – we had to create value.
But what is value? Is it measured in dollar signs, something physical or is it experiences?
We decided that the best way to create long-lasting value is to give back to the city that we all love. And so Chicago Time Drive was born!
Our project matches up non-profits, based on their needs, with the young professional volunteers who have the skills to help.
Between now and Wednesday, February 16th, individuals can sign up and commit to donating 3 hours or more of their time within the next 6 months to support a specific project needs of our nonprofit partners that are aligned with their interests. So far we have 300 hours committed out of our target of 500 volunteers hours by the end of the drive.
Want to get involved?
Volunteers: Fill out this form here with your interests.
Nonprofits: Fill out this form here with your project needs.
This first drive ends February 15th so sign up now. Let’s come together and help make Chicago a better place for us all.
Got questions? Check out our website at chicagotimedrive.tumblr.com or email us at chicagotimedrive@yahoo.com
Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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