Help us raise money for the OK Community Service Fund by purchasing handmade fleece hats or scarves this Wednesday, December 14th from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at the River Forest Community Center. The Community Service Fund will help Opportunity Knocks continue to give back to other local organizations with projects such as Collared Opportunities and the Halloween Party for Seguin Services. Take a look at the photos and footage from last week’s fashion show to see the variety of colors and prints that the hats and scarves come in. They would make great gifts for the holidays!!!
By Georgia H. & Kim M.
Please check out our commercial for the upcoming Cross Town Food Rush that is sponsored by Opportunity Knocks, River Forest Community Center, Special Olympics, and the girls basketball teams of Oak Park River Forest high school and Fenwick high schools. Please help us make this food drive a great success!!
For the past few months, Wednesdays at Opportunity Knocks have been dedicated to developing a Warrior-driven community service project. The project took shape through the production, promotion and sale of handmade dog collars.
During the initial stages of planning this project, our participants chose the organizations that they wished to benefit with the proceeds. On Wednesday, November 11th we hosted some very special guest representatives from those organizations as we presented checks to the Oak Park Animal Care League and the Kathleen M. Garrigan Leadership Fund.
It was great to see such proud Warriors giving back to their community!
For their service project this session the Warriors have decided to plan and host a Halloween Party with the children of Seguin Services as guests of honor. The party will take place on Friday October 28th from 6:30 until 9:00 at the River Forest Community Center. The Warriors have brainstormed and voted on having costume contests, limbo contests, a DJ, a spooky room and more! For more information, find the event flyer here. Continue reading for photos of the Warriors putting up decorations.
River Forest Community Center and Opportunity Knocks will be hosting an Annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th from 6:30 until 9:00 PM. Come dressed in your most “spooktacular” costume and join us for a fun-filled night! Find the event flyer here!
Admission is $5 per child between the ages 2 through 14 years and includes carnival games, tasty treats, temporary tattoos, a costume contest, a limbo contest, a spooky room, face painting and raffles. The concession stand will be serving hotdogs, chips, popcorn and more.
In addition, Opportunity Knocks will be accepting donations for Seguin’s Child Care & Foster Care Program. Bring in new or gently used items including but not limited to coats, hats, gloves, scarves, PG-13 movies, and art supplies (brushes, paint, sponges, chalk, paper and receive 10 FREE food or game tickets. Hope to see you there!