Elgin Home for the Holidays 2014 Registration Deadline Extended!

ehfth14The deadline for Elgin area non-profit organizations, neighborhood groups and places of worship to register for the 2014 Elgin Home for the Holidays program has been extended until Friday, September 5. Interested organizations can register online at www.ElginYoungProfessionals.com.

Elgin Home for the Holidays is a collaborative marketing and promotional effort to promote all of the wonderful holiday events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities Elgin’s non-profit community has to offer.

1459264_644824345537740_1988261367_nThe program includes a kick-off extravaganza on Saturday, November 8 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue in Elgin, featuring a non-profit expo, Ecker Center’s Festival of Trees, and a variety of holiday programming and family-friendly activities.

For an upfront $75 buy-in fee, all Elgin Home for the Holidays participants’ events are cross promoted thru a printed calendar of events as well as via social media and at the soon-to-be-released EHFTH website: www.ElginHomefortheHolidays.com.

For more information about Elgin Home for the Holidays, please contact Elaina McCalmont at Elaina@little-angels.us or Brittany Mitchell at bmitchell@padsofelgin.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Member – The Literacy Connection

Literacy_ConnectionThe Literacy Connection, a 501(c)(3) organization in Elgin providing free, accessible, and customized one-on-one tutoring to adult learners, is currently seeking volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors.

Purpose: To provide leadership, advice, and policies to The Literacy Connection staff and volunteers by working together with other board members and the Executive Director to ensure effective and fiscally sound programs and operations.

Hours: Board meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month, usually at the Gail Borden Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m. Board participation is expected at our largest annual fundraiser, Trivia Bee, typically held in April, and our Tutor/Learner Recognition held in June.

The organization is currently specifically seeking board members with legal or financial expertise, but indiviudals with any background or experience are welcome to inquire. Please email Karen Oswald, Executive Director, at koswald@elginliteracy.org to learn
more about this opportunity.

For more information about The Literacy Connection, visit www.ElginLiteracy.org.