Barrington Giving Day is a truly monumental task
You have probably heard about Giving Day — families in need in Barrington School District 220 receive boxes of food, warm coats, blankets, books, and gifts.
Members of Barrington churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations are always generous in their support of this day. In 2013 Barrington Giving Day served 1,000 families. This included 3,000 children and senior citizens.
All that sounds great, but what you may not know is the sheer logistics of getting all that clothing, gifts, food, etc in one place and prepping in just a few short hours to welcome the families. It is indeed monumental.
Without volunteers and support from businesses, churches, schools, local organizations and the many dedicated high school and middle school students, Giving Day would not exist.
Take a look at the video by high schooler Gus Goetz and take a peak behinds the scenes of Giving Day setup.You will be amazed!
Calling all volunteers! There is so much to do to have a successful Giving Day. From sorting coats and other donations, to setting up to assisting during Giving Day. Check out our Volunteer page for more details. … Continue reading
The Giving Day team is getting ready for our big day this year. There are so many families and children in the Barrington Area 220 school district that need our assistance. Our team works hard to collect and purchase warm winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats and gloves. We also provide groceries, and toys and books for the children. Without support … Continue reading
Back to School Day will be held Saturday, August 12 at St. Matthew’s Church. And we are ready with bags filled with school supplies: pencils, markers, scissors, note books, glue and much more. Thanks to Wintrust Community Banks for their donation of the bags. … Continue reading
Back to School Event will be held at St. Matthew Church Barrington on August 12th Once again Barrington Giving Day, with St. Matthew Church, is holding its Sixth Annual Back to School Event. Doors open 9:00 AM until 11:00AM. Families in School District 220 will be invited to attend this event. Families will receive new and gently used clothes, shoes and … Continue reading
What a tremendous couple of week we have ad here at Barrington Giving Day. It never ceases to astound us the generosity of our community in giving time, talent and monetary gifts to Giving Day. Check out our photo gallery and you too will be amazed. Our sponsors were there for us again, and we cannot express our appreciation enough. … Continue reading
Thanks to all our volunteers for their time and effort in supporting Barrington Giving Day! All our volunteer slots have been filled!