Sertoma Centre Needs Volunteers

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community and the lives of others look no further!

ALSIP—(ENEWSPF)—February 14, 2012.  Sertoma Centre, Inc. is looking for people willing to donate one evening of their time on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  Join other volunteers for a bus ride to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL and a few hours of packing exhibitor booths at the International Housewares Show. For ten years, Sertoma Centre has been fortunate enough to be one of five charities allowed to receive donations from the exhibitors at this trade show. 

Products from the Housewares Show are used in all Sertoma facilities and residences. Programs including Developmental Training which utilizes many housewares items such as electric skillets and cooking utensils to help individuals with disabilities develop cooking skills. In addition, donated merchandise is sold at Sertoma Centre’s Thrift Store Good as New, in Matteson, IL. 

On Tuesday, March 13th, the coach buses will leave Sertoma Centre, 4343 W. 123rd St, Alsip at 4 p.m. SHARP and return by 9:30 p.m. (You must arrive at Sertoma no later than 3:45 p.m.). Participants will receive a boxed dinner during the ride into Chicago. Sertoma staff will accommodate anyone who is interested in joining us.  Participants must be 18 years of age.

Register as a volunteer by Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by contacting Karey Wentz, Thrift Store Manager at (708) 481-5627, [email protected] or Amy Chmura, Director of Advancement & Communications at 708-730-6206, [email protected]. For additional information visit home page and click on the Housewares Show Volunteer Information link.

Sertoma Centre, Inc. is a nationally-accredited, not-for-profit agency that provides services to over 625 individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and/or mental illness.   For more information, to schedule a tour, volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Amy Chmura, Director of Advancement & Communications, Sertoma Centre, 4343 West 123rd Street, Alsip, IL 60803. (708)730-6206,