Two Opportunities to Give Back to Neighbors in Need
This month, Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission is providing two opportunities to help community members in need through Wheaton Gives Back. Formerly known as Make a Difference Day, this initiative is partnering with People's Resource Center and Downtown Wheaton Association on two programs. Throughout October, you can drop off new or gently used winter clothing (hats, scarves, gloves, coats) in donation boxes located throughout downtown Wheaton. See the City's website for drop-off locations.
Additionally, you can sign up to volunteer for a shift at the PRC’s Unload the Truck event on Friday, Oct. 21 from either 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Registration ends Oct. 14.
Crossing Guard Opportunities Available
Wheaton's Crossing Guards are some of the stars of our community, helping start & end students' school day with a smile and a safe trip to & from school. The City of Wheaton seeks dependable community-oriented individuals who are looking for a job opportunity that makes a difference -- and with summers, weekends and holidays off, too. Learn more about becoming a crossing guard and apply on the City's website.
Bicycle Commission Expands Mission to Include Pedestrian Issues
The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission has a new name and an expanded focus to promote safe access to the community for both bicyclists and walkers. Now called the Wheaton Bicyclist and Pedestrian Commission, some of this volunteer commission's charges include recommending strategies to the City Council to promote safe biking and walking in the community, leading events, and educating the community. Check out the City's website for links to upcoming community group rides, suggested biking routes in Wheaton and more.