Opening doors to better futures for At Risk youth
Summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions open doors to better futures for youth from nearly 50 of Chicago's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods at the Northwestern Settlement House In The Wood in Delavan, Wisconsin. Since 1936, our members and friends have supported the Northwestern Settlement mission to disrupt generational poverty by nurturing, educating and inspiring at-risk youth through social services, education and the arts.
House In The Wood Gala : 10.13.2018
The House In The Wood Gala is one of Chicago's most inspiring charity events — bringing together friends for a night of fun, fantastic food, live music and and an epic benefit auction—all to open doors to better futures for intercity children at Northwestern Settlement's award-winning camp.
Join us, and invite friends: October 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the gorgeous VenueSix10, overlooking Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, auction donations or reservations.
North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement members proudly volunteer our professional services so that all Gala proceeds directly benefit House In The Wood campers and programs.
nurture. Educate. Inspire!
Thanks to our friends and supporters, boys and girls escape the city streets to discover an inspiring environment to learn, grow and just be kids at House In The Wood. Northwestern Settlement's holistic camp program focuses on children's academic and social-emotional growth - strengthening campers' self-esteem and developing essential life, social and leadership skills.
In addition to organizing the only House In The Wood fundraiser, North Shore Board members volunteer throughout the year at the Northwestern Settlement in Chicago. Contact us to volunteer!
We regularly volunteer at the food pantry and collect clothing and household donations for families in transition. During the holidays, we serve Thanksgiving dinner to Settlement House neighbors, grant holiday wishes through the Adopt-a-Family program and make holiday meal baskets for food insecure families. Click here to see Northwestern Settlement wish lists.
Each Spring, we organize St. Patrick’s Day BINGO with the Golden Agers senior club, host the Mother's Day Gift Room for Early Childhood Education and Rowe Elementary charter school scholars and House In The Wood hosts an outdoor education open house. Click here to learn about other opportunities to volunteer at Northwestern Settlement throughout the year.
In the summer, families enjoy the House In The Wood summer camp open house and we plan Funday Sunday activities for campers. House In The Wood is also available for private retreat weekends between scheduled summer camp and outdoor ed sessions. Click here to learn more.
Thanks to our Supporters!
Thanks to our friends, sponsors and fundraising auction supporters, the 2017 House In The Wood Gala raised over $510,000 to provide summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions for boys and girls from nearly 50 intercity neighborhoods in 2018.
North Shore Board In The news
Sheridan Road's March Edition features Amy O'Donnell, Laura Elsaden, Katie Taylor and Linda O'Toole at the 2017 House In The Wood Gala in Who Wore What, Where, When Wonderfully.
2017 Media Sponsor Sheridan Road, Daily North Shore and North Shore Weekend feature the House In The Wood Gala in the February edition's Living & Giving section. Click play to see the slide show.
The Winnetka Current spotlights the House In The Wood Gala guests who raised over $510,000 to benefit Northwestern Settlement summer camp and outdoor education programs for at-risk youth.
Sheridan Road features volunteers who inspire intercity children at House In The Wood and Evanston Magazine explains how Northwestern Settlement programs can change a child's life.
Make It Better Magazine named North Shore Board one of Chicago's most impactful boards