Lemons Of Love

Volunteer

Help The Cause

How To Volunteer

It takes a community to support our Lemons of Love mission. Each year, we welcome individuals and groups to volunteer with us in a variety of ways. This includes hosting product drives, volunteering at our events and utilizing individual talents to support those impacted by cancer. To learn more, email lemonsoflove14@gmail.com.

A small act of kindness goes a long way

Volunteer Stories

Jamie Sturgulewski

I love volunteering to drop off care packages whenever I can because a Lemons of Love care package was the first thing I received at the hospital. I never expected anything like that. I could not believe there was a group or people that literally volunteered their time to make these support services available to me and all cancer survivors/patients and thrivers.
 

Christy Happ

The fifth graders at Fairview and Lions Park schools in Mt. Prospect volunteered for Lemons of Love. We chose Lemons of Love for many reasons. It is a local charity with a cute little building in the heart of our town. We wanted to show these kids that they can help people and also have fun doing it. Simple things can bring such joy to other people, especially to cancer patients who are going through a difficult time.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We put a Happy Picture in every care package we make, so we need these pictures all year long. We welcome kids of all ages to draw colorful pictures with happy, upbeat images on them—no words are necessary. Children can sign the back of their picture with their first name and age. To learn more, please contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

Tweens and teens can help us create encouraging cards for our care packages. These cards feature a lighthearted pun like “Ewe Can Do It!” or “You’re Turtle-y Awesome” and have a simple picture to go with it. To learn more, please contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

During November and December, we partner with PetSmart and AutoNation to share care packages with sick children, and their siblings, in Chicago-area hospitals. This program is our largest volunteer effort each year. People can donate items or sign up to fill bags and deliver them to hospital personnel. Past volunteers include individuals, service organizations, Scouts, extended families and kids needing service hours.  To learn more, please contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

Every October, Lemons of Love hosts the Pink Lemonade 5K in Mt. Prospect, IL. This signature fundraiser not only supports our mission, but also brings our community together. We are looking for individuals to help with event logistics, volunteer recruitment, sponsorship and marketing. Time commitment is 5-10 hours from May to October, with additional hours as the event approaches. Our 2021 Pink Lemonade 5K is October 3, 2021 in Mt. Prospect IL. To learn more contact lemonsoflove14@gmail.com.

Every October, Lemons of Love hosts the Pink Lemonade 5k in Mt. Prospect, IL. This signature fundraiser not only supports our mission, but also brings our community together. Volunteers help before the event by filling runner bags and marking the course. On the day of the event, we need volunteers to help set up, clean up, register runners, manage the raffle, work water stations and man cheering stations on the course. Our 2021 Pink Lemonade 5k is on October 3, 2021 in Mt. Prospect IL. To learn more contact lemonsoflove14@gmail.com.

This is our largest fundraising event and a favorite among Elkhart Lake and the IMSA race community. Held annually on the Friday of IMSA Race Weekend, our 2021 IMSA BBQ is August 6, 2021. To learn more contact maren@lemonsoflove.org.

Sponsored by AutoNation, our annual golf outing helps raise critical funds to share Lemons of Love care packages throughout the year. Committee members will focus on event logistics, volunteer recruitment, sponsorship and marketing. Time commitment is 5-10 hours a month from February to July, with additional hours as the event approaches. Our 2021 Lemons on the Links golf outing is July 23, 2021 at Village Links in Glen Ellyn, IL. To learn more contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

On the day of our golf outing, we need volunteers to help us with all aspects of the event—including managing the check-in table, selling Rolex watch and raffle tickets and running on-course contests. We welcome individuals or co-workers looking for a corporate giveback day.

Our 2021 Lemons on the Links golf outing is July 23, 2021. To learn more contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

Individuals who knit or sew can contribute special items for our care packages. Port pillows are small pillows that attach to a car seat belt to protect chemo ports. For a pattern, click here. We also put handmade knit hats in our care packages. Please use soft yarn and avoid bulky seams. For drop off details, contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

Raise money for Lemons of Love Chemo Care Package items with a fundraising page we build just for you. Share your page with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Fundraise as an individual, as a group, or both. To get started contact jill@lemonsoflove.org.

Organize a collection or purchase items for our care packages. A great option for youth organizations (Scouts, schools, churches), businesses, service clubs, and friends. We’ll supply a list of what we need for our packages, then set up a time to collect items from you. To learn more contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org.

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