You VOLUNTEER and create something special from your heart


We GIFT your heartfelt creation to a nonprofit to help those in need


You SUPPORT underserved communities as a portion of every project purchased funds TKC outreach

Our vision is to create meaningful volunteer experiences for diverse communities

The Kindness Connection (TKC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fosters the next generation of volunteers by making meaningful service learning opportunities accessible to youth in the Chicago metropolitan area. We believe that positive volunteer experiences early in life have the power to inspire individuals to make the practice of giving their time and resources to charitable and civic causes an intrinsic part of their lives.

Visit The NEW Kindness Connection Volunteer Center at Northbrook Court


The Kindness Connection at Northbrook Court is NOW OPEN. We are accepting group reservations, private parties, field trips and drop-in volunteering. Visit our Northbrook Court page for more information and to book your party or group! We will also be offering in-store events and special activities during our store drop-in hours. Be sure to check out the calendar.




We rely on your support to inspire the next generation of volunteers!

Hours & Rates

Drop-in Hours: Summer
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-2:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm & 4:30-8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm & 4:30-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00-4:00pm

Individual Projects – $12
Featured Special Projects – $12