Topic: Community Events

McHenry County Human Race-Run for the Environmental Defenders!

Posted on January 5, 2018 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events, Uncategorized

April 22 is The Human Race.  Registration is going on NOW - choose Environmental Defenders as your charity and help us continue to preserve and protect the environment! #humanrace.

April 22 is The Human Race. Registration is going on NOW – choose Environmental Defenders as your charity and help us continue to preserve and protect the environment! #humanrace.

Environmental Defenders and The Human Race 

“Get Your Hero On!” 
The Environmental Defenders is joining The McHenry County Human Race! When you register to run, half of your registration is donated to us when you pick Environmental Defenders as your charity! And, if you make additional donations or create your very own fundraising page, 100% of those donations go to The Environmental Defenders!  And, you can run on your own, join a team or create your own team.  So, GET YOUR HERO ON and run for YOUR ENVIRONMENT!  (Do you have friends or family who live far away?  They can participate, too, as a virtual runner!)To register, please go to www.mchumanrace.org.
Theme: GET YOUR HERO ON –
Register Online

  • $35.00 January 1 to March 31
  • $40.00 April 1 to April 18
  • $15.00  Kids under 10 years old (coupons do not apply to this age group)
  • Special pricing for virtual racers 

Offline Registration

  • $45 Bib and T-shirt Pick-up – April 21, 11AM to 2PM at MCC
  • $45.00 Day of April 22 from 6:30 to 7:30AM

Cash Prizes – Volunteer Center provides a total of $2,400 in cash prizes to participating charities Invite others to the race – help win charities these prizes:​

  • MCHENRY COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARD $600! Second prize $250 – Charity with most race participants
  • GENERAL KINEMATICS AWARD $400: To the top fundraising organization
  • To be named soon! $400: The top fundraising individual will choose which the organization will receive the $400.00
  • Social Media Award $200: For charities only, this winner is based on social media activity Use #HumanRace
  • RACE DAY” PICTURE AWARD $200: The winning individual chooses which charity will win the prize money. (charities cannot submit)
  • BEST-DRESSED HERO AT PACKET PICK-UP AWARD $150: The winning individual chooses which charity will win the prize money.
  • GENERAL KINEMATICS CHARITY CREATIVE RACE DAY PICTURE OF HEROES AWARD $100:  Only charities can submit for this prize
  • $100 BIGGEST TEAM AWARD: The Team (Not led by a charity) will choose which charity receives this award money

The race will be held at:

McHenry County College
8900 US RT 14
Crystal Lake IL
​#HumanRace

Sponsored by Volunteer Center McHenry County.

The Human Race Fundraiser

Posted on December 21, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

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The Environmental Defenders is joining The McHenry County Human Race! When you register to run, half of your registration is donated to us when you pick Environmental Defenders as your charity! And, if you make additional donations or create your very own fundraising page, 100% of those donations go to The Environmental Defenders!  And, you can run on your own, join a team or create your own team.  So, GET YOUR HERO ON and run for YOUR ENVIRONMENT!  (Do you have friends or family who live far away?  They can participate, too, as a virtual runner!)

To register, please go to www.mchumanrace.org.
Theme: GET YOUR HERO ON – Register Online

  • $30.00  Dec 1 to Dec 31
  • $35.00 January 1 to March 31
  • $40.00 April 1 to April 18
  • $15.00  Kids under 10 years old (coupons do not apply to this age group)
  • Special pricing for virtual racers 

Offline Registration

  • $45 Bib and T-shirt Pick-up – April 21, 11AM to 2PM at MCC
  • $45.00 Day of April 22 from 6:30 to 7:30AM

The race will be held at:

McHenry County College
8900 US RT 14
Crystal Lake IL
​#HumanRace

Sponsored by Volunteer Center McHenry County.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Sales starts November 24!

Posted on November 22, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Sale starts Friday at Pioneer Tree Farm in McHenry. www.pioneertreefarm.com.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Sale starts Friday at Pioneer Tree Farm in McHenry. www.pioneertreefarm.com.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
at Pioneer Tree Farm!

Sale begins, Friday, November 24
Open  Nov. 24, 25 and 26
Dec. 2 and 3
Dec. 9 and 10
Dec. 16 and 17
$50 any tree (free if volunteering for full day)
Hours: 9AM to 4PM
Pioneer Tree Farm 4614 Pioneer Rd, McHenry IL 60051
(815) 385-8512
Call Alice or Bill to volunteer!

The tree sale and bake sale is an annual fundraiser with 10% of tree sale proceeds benefiting The Environmental Defenders.

Hallway Book Sale Begins this Friday!

Posted on November 22, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

Hallway Reused Book Sale starts this Friday, November 24 at the Woodstock Square Mall.

Hallway Reused Book Sale starts this Friday, November 24 at the Woodstock Square Mall.

Green Spot Holiday Hallway Book Sale – Woodstock Square Mall
Friday November 24th through Saturday December 9th 
Closed Sundays, bag sale last three days.
Hours are the same as the Green Spot hours, with the exception of the first evening. We will also be open on Monday 11/27 and Monday 12/4.
Green Spot Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Make A Difference Day

Posted on October 25, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY!

Saturday, October 28
9AM to NOON
Environmental Defenders’ Property on Dean Street
On Saturday, October 28, you are invited to “make a difference” by helping with restoration efforts at The Environmental Defenders’ Kishwaukee Headwaters property on Dean Street in Woodstock as part of the national “Make A Difference Day” celebration.  Volunteers will be removing invasive species and collecting trash around the perimeter of our property as well as the Soil and Water Conservation District property.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.and conclude at noon.

Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, gloves, and boots and meet at the Soil & Water Conservation District building at 2222 Dean Street (corner of Dean and Route 14).  All necessary equipment, water, and snacks will be provided.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nancy Schietzelt at 815-356-1710.  Come help us make apositive difference in our environment and enjoy some time outdoors!

Live Webcast with Al Gore and Documentary Film

Posted on October 11, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

OCTOBER 26. LIVE WEB CAST WITH AL GORE FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.

OCTOBER 26. LIVE WEB CAST WITH AL GORE FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.

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Live webcast with Al Gore and local screening of documentary film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is OCTOBER 26 AT MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE. Doors open at 5:15 and webcam begins promptly at 5:45 followed by screening and discussion.