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Gardening Helper

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ORGANIZATION: Orchard Village

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Help Orchard Village grow 3,500 pounds of vegtables this year. These fresh veggies supplement our residents' and staff members' diets. We also sell the produce we grow at the Skokie Farmers' Market. The rest of our produce goes to the Niles Food Pantry, where it helps feed families living in the Niles area.

Please contact Skyla McKim at skyla_mckim@orchardvillage.org if you are interested in volunteering.

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About Orchard Village

Location:

7660 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL 60077, US

Mission Statement

Orchard Village partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities using a community-integrated approach. Orchard Village empowers people with developmental disabilities through vocational, educational, recreational, and residential programs to live their best lives.

Description

With volunteer support, Orchard Village enables 300 men, women and children with developmental disabilities to live their best lives. Our agencies provides to those we support:

  • housing -- 12 community integrated living arrangements (CILA's); and independent, supported housing, including apartments;
  • day programs -- InOVations focuses on pre-employment skills with a goal of a competative paying job for participants; DiscOVer focuses on participants whose primary goals are social, recreational, and enrichment activities;
  • employment services -- support participate to gain integrated, competitive-wage jobs within their communities;
  • recreational therapy -- support the social and recreational needs of our program participants through activities like gardening, playing sports, competing in Special Olympics, acting in a play, and creating music and artwork;
  • behavioral health -- our new behavioral health clinic provides one-on-one and group therapy for participants suffering from mental illness;
  • an independent high school -- beyond traditional academics, students learn how to live independently, gain employment, or go on to college.

CAUSE AREAS

Employment
Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Employment, Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Wed May 01, 2024 - Tue Jul 30, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

7660 Gross Point RdSkokie, IL 60077

(42.02088,-87.77354)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Spend a couple of hours on the weekends, helping to weed and water the garden.

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