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Welcome to The Neighborhood Giving Project!

Our Mission: To inspire our children to be better citizens of the world by providing hands-on, hands-together community service opportunities; to enrich their learning with civic responsibility, social justice, and charitable action.

The Neighborhood Giving Project (TNGP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides busy families organized community service activities and events in the Oak Park, Illinois area.

We are focused on projects that are developmentally appropriate for youth. Projects that are bite-sized, kid-centered, and genuinely fun; projects that children can invent and implement themselves!

With topics ranging from hunger and homelessness, to disaster-relief, to taking care of the environment and more, there is always an open opportunity to get involved and learn something new.

Our events and workshops benefit existing Oak Park area organizations, and they benefit our family participants too; children engage in their community, the community gets a helping hand, and families spend quality time together.

TNGP was selected as the Outstanding Philanthropic Group for 2014 by the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

Join us!

What's Happening NOW

April 10th: 
TNGP will bake & decorate dog biscuits with Hephzibah Home residents, and visit with therapy dog friends

April 11th, 9am -12pm
Thatcher Work Day with Cook County Forest Preserve and West Cook Wild Ones
Just show up and pitch in! Everyone welcome. Clearing out brush and invasive plants to restore the woods. Bring a water bottle.

April 18th, 9:30am-12pm

Make a Difference Day
Come out to help clean up the Des Plaines River, learn about composting and other sustainability efforts in River Forest and enjoy lunch. Details and registration at 

April 24th:
Kids Council's 2nd meeting: a pizza social with Opportunity Knocks

April 25th:
Our third (and final) Ronald McDonald Taco Night for our 2014-15 season. Open to family volunteers- Stay tuned for sign up details!