Winnetka, Community

Volunteer Center to honor ‘super’ volunteers Thursday, March 11

Every year, the Winnetka-based Volunteer Center recognizes volunteers who help people in need.

Coming off a year like 2020, it had plenty to choose from.

The Volunteer Center will honor four individuals and one group as “Super Heroes” during a virtual banquet from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11.

The public is encouraged to attend and support the event by registering at VolunteerCenterVirual.com. 

The evening will be emceed by locals Onnie and Steven Scheyer, who will lead the festivities to honor the following volunteers:

Dr. Jeremy Warner, of Winnetka, president of the Warner Institute and director of Face The Future Foundation, which provides complementary reconstructive surgery to patients in Kathmandu, Nepal; 

Mary Robinson, of Northbrook and Tom Nguyen, of Chicago, who provided support for frontline workers in hospitals, medical facilities and nonprofits; 

Annice Moses, of Glencoe, who is a volunteer with Imagine Englewood If… , which helped the community in the aftermath of the summer 2020 protests; and 

BinaryHeart, a New Trier High School club, that collects donations of broken or used electronic devices, repairs them and donates them to the in-need peers. 

“The Volunteer Center is proud to honor these superheroes for their compassion, energy and exceptional selflessness,” says a press release from the Volunteer Center. “The event is open to anyone who is interested in gaining inspiration and supporting their work as well as The Volunteer Center’s ongoing efforts to engage the community in work that makes a difference to so many people in so many walks of life.”

More information on the event and the recipients can be found at VolunteerCenterHelps.org. With questions, contact Barb Tubekis at info@volunteercenterhelps.org​

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