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

Kids Council Summer 2015
Our group of super kids are busy working on plans to support Opportunity Knocks.  Learn more HERE.
Teen looking for service hours? 
We need you! Help lead our group of 7-12yr olds in planning their summer fundraiser. As a 501c3 community organization, we fulfill your service hours!

Contact carrie@neighborhoodgivingproject.org for more info and requirements. 

Happy Summer
Our 2014-15 season of family workshops and events has ended. See our "Past Projects" for a sampling of what we accomplished this year.

Planning for our 2015-16 season begins in August. Stay tuned via Facebook, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for updates, or check back on our calendar in the Fall to find a project that suits your family's schedule.

Want to help us? We welcome new members to plan projects at any time! Get in touch.