New Fundraising Resources for COVID-19 Crisis Relief

Community Outreach Project

Hosted by: Youth Leadership Academy


April 14 - May 13, 2017


Past Opportunity


Virtual Opportunity

This is a past opportunity

About Community Outreach Project


Identify and ask local businesses to support YLA.

We CANNOT put up posters in or solicit donations/sponsorships from the following businesses:
• American Family Insurance
• Country Financial
• Harper School of Massage Therapy
• Walmart
• Big Apple Bagels
• Sam’s Club
• Elgin Fresh Market
• Midwest Bone & Joint
• Woodman’s
• Waste Management
• Multifilm
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Jewel Osco
• San Filippo
• Bear Family Restaurants
• The Running Depot
• Grand Victoria Foundation
• Siegle Family Foundation
• Geneva Running Outfitters
• Trader Joe’s
• Chase Bank


Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.

We need volunteers to help with:

Research businesses that may post our flyers on their bulletin boards (~3 hrs each)

April 14, 2017 12:00am April 25, 2017 10:00pm
This task is filled or completed
Research and identify all locations in/near Elgin that allow nonprofits to put up their flyers on their bulletin boards. These may include coffee shops, book stores, grocery stores, and restaurants (e.g. Jersey Mike's, Pot Belly, Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Chick-Fil-A, Jamba Juice, Panda Express). Put names, addresses, phone #s, and open/close times in an Excel. E-mail Sang at the info by 4/25.

Pass out flyers to businesses (~2 hrs each)

April 28, 2017 12:00am May 7, 2017 12:00am
This task is filled or completed
Pick up flyers at a YLA session on 4/22 or 4/29. Use business lists to contact and/or visit businesses to pass on the flyers. Mark on the list whether the business put up the flyer or rejected it. Please note that some businesses will not put up nonprofit event flyers that require people to pay to attend. E-mail Excel list to Sang at with updated info on where you posted the flyers.
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