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Want To Help Seniors? My Block, My Hood, My City Needs You This Weekend

Volunteers must wear personal protective equipment and have reliable transportation.

My Block, My Hood, My City has been delivering supplies to seniors across the city for weeks.
My Block, My Hood, My City
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WASHINGTON PARK — My Block, My Hood, My City is calling on all Chicagoans to help pass out personal protective equipment to seniors across the city Saturday.

The volunteer drive starts at 10 a.m. in Washington Park, 5450 S. Cottage Grove Ave., and will end at noon. Volunteers must wear masks and gloves and have a car to participate since they’ll deliver items to people.

For people who are unable to make deliveries, you can still drop off personal protective equipment on the day of the event. The organization is accepting masks, gloves and disinfectant.

The nonprofit organization is one of several that recently received a portion of a $5 million donation from Oprah Winfrey to help communities of color during the COVID-19 crisis. Winfrey’s donation will enable the group to continue distributing personal protective equipment to city seniors once a month.

People interested in volunteering can fill out an online form and help the organization spread the word on social media by posting about the day using the hashtag #M3Cares. 

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