Ways You Can Help

  • Tutor a child one to four afternoons a week during the school year. Please call Common Place, 674-3315

  • Tutor adults one-on one or in a small group.

  • Help us cut expenses by donating basic items needed:
    paper towels, toilet paper, liquid hand soap, Lysol disinfectant spray, liquid dish soap, paper/foam plates & bowls, plastic forks & spoons, & paper napkins.

  • Donate Items Needed for Winter – hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, earmuffs, & blankets for children & adults. (see more items here)

  • Help Common Place supply a basic toiletries bag to program participants. items needed are: bars of soap, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes, picks, shampoo for both Caucasian and African-American type hair, conditioner, dental floss, hand lotion, & laundry soap.

  • Donate non-perishable food items or a monetary gift to our food pantry. Items needed are canned meats, canned soups, canned vegetables & fruits, pasta, pasta sauces, canned ravioli, baked beans, pork & beans, macaroni & cheese, rice, muffin mixes, pancake mixes, peanut butter & jelly, pudding & gelatin mixes, cereal, oatmeal, cereal bars, & crackers. Donation of brown paper grocery sacks also appreciated.

  • Wallpaper a bathroom in one of our after school program houses, or paint a storage room in our main building, or paint interior walls of after school program houses.

3 Comments to “How to get involved”

  1. interested in talking to a coordinator for opportunities for me and my three grandsons.

    1. Please call our Executive Director at 309-674-3315.

    2. Please call Common Place, 309-674-3315, and ask for Mrs. Pamela Rumba.

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