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 (NGP) 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.

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

Join us!

What's Happening NOW

Sunday, February 7th 2:30pm
We're gathering to learn how to help people in financial distress find immediate support and achieve long-term stability. Join us on-site at Prevail and Housing Forward in Oak Park. We'll learn about Prevail's work, play a financial literacy game for kids, pack emergency lunch packs, and add up our donated loose change to understand the worth of every coin donation to our neighbors in need.

Thursday, February 25th 3:30pm
Join us for our "Doggone Bake Sale" !
Bake some dog biscuits at home (RECIPES HERE), and bring them in to our workshop at the Oak Park Public Library.
Learn about the ACL, pet care, meet a furry friend, decorate and bag dog biscuits, and make some pet toys. All items will be donated to the ACL to sell at their annual "Baby Shower," with 100% of profits to the Animal Care League.
Free to attend, but please consider bringing an item from the ACL's wish list, in addition to your dog biscuits.

Saturday, February 27th 7:30pm
Join us for fun and libations at Skrine Chops in Forest Park!
This annual fundraiser is our only appeal for support from the community, and supports our materials and costs for the following season. Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.
Can't make it? Please consider a donation to continue the work we do! Donations are tax-deductible. 

Saturday March 12th
Ronald McDonald Dinner: Baked Potato Bar and St Patricks crafts, 2 shifts available: 4-5:30pm OR 6-7:30pm
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