Friday, November 10, 2017

Currents Events : FLINT, MI

We were fortunate to have SSB's own BJ M-R lead us in a discussion of the clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In fact, he had visited the area in order to deliver aid to the residents.

Although the media has largely left this town since the initial problems were exposed, residents continue to suffer hardships, much of it due to the fact that Flint was already a troubled place to live before the crisis struck, and many of the people left behind simply cannot afford to move anywhere else.

Thanks, BJ, for not allowing people to forget that there is still much work to be done after the media shifts its focus to the latest story.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Did You Spot It?

Did you spot our Volunteer Now sign? Better look fast -- it's only supposed to be up for one day!
Social Service Board is always actively looking for more volunteers! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Raising of the Banner

Thanks to all who contributed to the design, the painting, and the hanging of our banner in the new building. SOUND ON!










Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday's Busy Board

Nothing can stop us! Even though it's a Friday and homecoming weekend, Social Service Board is hard at work. Catch our posters around school to seek volunteering information. Sounds like #GRIT to me!




2017-2018 Board


Monday, September 11, 2017

Back to Board

Welcome back to Social Service Board! We have an exciting year ahead and are delighted to have welcomed 19 new members to this years board. Start talking to your friends about your clubs! 
See you all ninth period #SSB2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SSB Raises $4000 for C-24/7

From Citrus to Retro Sales, Social Service Board has worked hard to raise $4,000 to benefit C-24/7, a small organization in Chicago that takes care, feeds and tutors children after school. 
We're hoping that with our help, C-24/7 can expand into a larger facility to accommodate more children! 
A big thanks to Vivi for finding such a worthy organization to donate to!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What $150 Buys

Actually, here's (see photo) what $180 can do to make a difference for an organization's livelihood. Each co-head from Social Service Board can request up to $150 for any organization they sponsor. The money can be in the form of a check or supplies. For example, Amy and Sabrina spent less than two hundred dollars on a bounty of toys, games and other fun stuff for Rowe Elementary School.

If YOU want to make a request for YOUR specific organization, please consider the following:
  1. Certain organizations are not in need of additional funds. For example, ICRE receives money from the State of Illinois.
  2. Other organizations need funds for daily operational costs (like rent).
  3. Please make your request IN WRITING to Mr. Lawler or Mr. Bolos. Consult with your sponsors regarding how to deliver the funds or the supplies.
THANKS!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Welcome to SSB!

Social Service Board is excited to welcome 19 new members for the 2017-2018 school year! 

✩ Get ready for some 9th period fun! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SSB takes over Rm 123


We're in our new digs since construction has taken over the Scrounge. Some things never change, like Will's affinity for the floor ;)


Friday, March 17, 2017

Triple Presidents!


The Presidential Panel

We have been so fortunate to have had four strong candidates for next year's Social Service Board presidents. Thanks for volunteering to lead us, and special thanks to the SSB members who asked such thoughtful questions of their peers. The results are in and will be revealed later today!

L -> R: Will, Brian, Mo, and Gracie

Citrus Success

Although the final tally is not yet exact, we're so proud of Social Service Board for raising thousands of dollars for our chosen charity, C24/7, a tutoring service in Rogers Park, Chicago. Thanks to all Board members who worked hard to get out the word, make the sales, and deliver the citrus. Special thanks to our current co-presidents, Ali and Noah, #justfriends, for leading us in to action.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Winter Carnival -- SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone that volunteered for New Trier's Habitat for Humanity fundraiser!


And then THIS happened ;)



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Donate Books!

As I mentioned in Board, this is an opportunity to donate gently-used or like-new books to incarcerated women. I will start collecting books on Monday for a weekend donation. Here are some important links:
  1. The news article explaining the organization, Chicago Books to Women in Prison
  2. The list of books needed: please do NOT bring a book without reading the very specific descriptions
  3. The list of special requests
If you choose to donate, you must specify exactly how your book matches the category or need on the lists linked above.
Thanks!