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2018 Meet & Match Details - February 7, 2018

Participating Nonprofits

This year's Meet & Match will mark the official launch of Skills for Good, the new program of Chicago Cares that will leverage WomenOnCall's skills-based volunteerism model and technology platform. The evening will celebrate the merger of WomenOnCall and Chicago Cares and share more details on how volunteers, nonprofits and the Chicago community will benefit.

The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a speaking program, featuring Margot Pritzker, Founder of WomenOnCall, and Leslie Bluhm, Co-Founder of Chicago Cares, to discuss the benefits of collaboration in the nonprofit sector. Following the speaking program, participants will speed-network with 50 of our nonprofit partners on short-term, skills-based volunteer projects. Rotating from table to table, volunteers will meet face-to-face with our nonprofits to share more about their skills and interests and to learn about each organization's mission and available projects. At the end of the evening, volunteers will have the opportunity to begin or continue conversations with any organizations of interest.

To follow up with any connections made that evening, participants are encouraged to visit womenoncall.org after the event. Nonprofits have posted their available projects, and volunteers can select which opportunities are a match. In the coming weeks, we will launch a new platform for Skills for Good and will share details then regarding how to get involved. Please feel free to contact us at aziel@chicagocares.org with any questions.

Below is the roster of nonprofit participants in the 2018 Meet & Match:

Arts and Culture

Territory NFP

Child's Play Touring Theatre

Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME)

The People's Music School

Voice of the City

The Simple Good

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Archi-Treasures

Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Ingenuity

Children and Youth

Chicago Training Center

Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program

Wonder Works Children's Museum

Willow House

Bounce Children's Foundation

Community

Austin Coming Together

Bright Star Community Outreach

The Community Builders Inc.

Executive Service Corps

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation

Greater Chatham Initiative

Chicago Cares

The Yellow Tractor Project

Building Together Collaboratives

Teamwork Englewood

Northwest Side Housing Center

Public Narrative

Education

Reach Out and Read Illinois

Greater West Town Training Partnership

Environment/Science

Illinois Science Council

Project Exploration

Health & Wellness

Chicago Food Policy Action Council

Gilda's Club Chicago

National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association

Kids In Danger

International Development

Heifer International

Daughters of Divine Love Development Ministry

Poverty

LIFT

North Side Housing and Supportive Services

Housing Opportunities for Women

Chicago Fair Trade

La Casa Norte

EZRA Multi-Service Center

Lakeview Pantry

Women & Girls

Chicago Volunteer Doulas

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Traffick Free

In Her Shoes Foundation

Brave Initiatives

Girls on the Run, Chicago