Community Activities of Northbrook (“CAN”), a youth
leadership organization based at the North Suburban YMCA, enjoyed sunny skies
and an enthusiastic response to its first social service project, a bicycle
donation drive. The group collected 21 used bicycles that will be donated to
Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago non-profit that distributes bikes to
people in need around the world. The bike drive took place on October 13 at the
NSYMCA, located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook.
CAN formerly was a youth division of Northbrook Citizens for Drug and Alcohol Awareness, which merged with the NSYMCA in July 2013. As a Y student leadership group, CAN works to bring together teens with a diverse range of interests for social events and community service projects. The bike drive was CAN’s first event since becoming part of the NSYMCA. Future events are in the planning stages, including a possible paintball tournament in the spring.
“We are very proud to support CAN’s efforts,” noted Sari Glazebrook, NSYMCA Membership Director. “This group has the potential to engage youth from all around our community in positive activities. The bike drive is a great start, and we look forward to working with them on all their future projects.”
For more information about youth programming at the North Suburban Y, visit www.nsymca.org.
About the North
The North Suburban YMCA is a not-for-profit entity and relies on donations to fund capital improvements and transform the facility. All board members are community volunteers, who donate their time, talents and financial resources. Located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, the YMCA has served area families in its fifteen-city region for over 40 years. The Y is about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, providing programs and services that meet the needs of our community and are accessible to all. For more information or to make a donation, call Barb Flanagin at 847-272-7250, email@example.com, or visit www.nsymca.org.