What’s Good in December

The holidays make December a short and busy month. But it’s also an extremely important time to give back and learn something new before the year ends. And speaking of year-ends, the Mayan calendar predicts the world will enter into a new era on December 22. Just in case “new era” means “world end,” why not attend as many good events as you can before the impending doom? Happy holidays!

December 1: West Town Bikes youth bike clubs host “Heels on Wheels,” an event to raise money for their upcoming trip to New York for the Youth Bike Summit.

December 1 + 2: The 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday market features hundreds of booths from today’s greatest indie makers. Zealous Good charity member, The Rebuilding Exchange, will be on the main auditorium stage hanging out in their interactive seating area.

December 7: Arts of Life hosts their 1st Annual Holiday boutique at the Kinzie Corridor Gallery. The boutique will feature a wide range of fine art and craft items all priced under $20.

December 8: Donor day at Bridge to Success. Staff will be on hand to receive your fall/winter work and interview clothing donations. Drop-off hours are 9 am- noon at 1236 S. Halsted St.

December 14: Girls in the GameStand Up For Girls” Conference at the Michigan Avenue Marriott. A panel of leaders from across the city will discuss topics including the health status of youth and how to best address the needs of girls.

Throughout December: Wild Apricot software is offering free nonprofit webinars. Topics include grantseeking basics, volunteer engagement,  how to approach a foundation, and mobile fundraising.

December is Volunteer Appreciation Month at Bernie’s Book Bank. Stop  by the nonprofit this month for an extra special tour.

And remember, if you can’t make it to any of the events you can still support these and many other Zealous Good organizations by making a charity donation. Have a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season.

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  1. […] Feel good by helping others?. In Chicago? check out What’s Good in December from the folks at Zealous Good for some ideas on helping others this holiday season! (or check out […]

    December 4, 2012
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