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VIRTUAL – Worry Pals for Soldiers & You

May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Hey kids! Let’s make worry pals – one for you, and one for a soldier away from home.

Worry pals are cute, fuzzy and have really large eyes. When you rub a worry pal with your fingers and tell it your worry, it helps you let go of the worry and feel less anxious! They’re helpful every day of the year, and even more so in times like these when there is so much uncertainty.

At this virtual event, you’ll be making one worry pal for yourself, and one to donate to a soldier to help them let go of their own worries. In addition, we’ll include supplies to make handmade cards of support and kindness for our troops. The worry pals and cards will go into the care packages that Operation Support Our Troops sends to our active military.

  • Character Traits: Self-Awareness, Kindness
  • Social Causes: Supporting Our Troops & Veterans, Developing Character & Self-Awareness
  • Nonprofit Partner: Operation Support Our Troops

This is a fun way for kids to care for soldiers, practice self-awareness and volunteer with your family:

How will this virtual event work?

Register –> pick up supplies –> participate via Zoom –> drop off donation item –> watch the donation delivery

Register – It is $10 per child and we have supplies for 15 children. Space is limited! You must register to reserve your spot(s). (Please Note: If you live too far way to pick-up the supplies, but would still like to participate in the video-learning portion of the event, you can register for the Zoom-only participation for $5 per child.) By registering you are agreeing to this RELEASE/WAIVER. If you are unable to afford the registration fee, please contact Marion Ruthig at marion@insideoutclub.org and she’ll be happy to register you for free.


Supplies- Supply pick-up will be at the Inside Out Club Executive Director’s house, which is about a mile west of downtown Naperville, Illinois. The address will be emailed to you when you register. Supplies will be available for pick-up starting at noon the Wednesday before the event – April 15th. Please note – You will need a needle and thread to do the project. If you do not have this on hand in your home, please email Marion at marion@insideoutclub.org and request it be included in your supply bag. All other supplies will be provided.

Online Participation via Zoom – A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the event. Please be sure that marion@insideoutclub.org is not set to go to your spam folder.

Drop Off Worry Pals- We ask that your worry pal and handmade cards for the troops be dropped back off to where you picked up the supplies by the next Wednesday, May 6th.

Watch the Donation Delivery- We’ll record our trip to Operation Support Our Troops and send you a link, so that your family can experience the delivery virtually.

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About the club

Inside Out Club DuPage (formerly I Support Community) started in September 2012 after seeing the overwhelming need for children to possess a strong foundation in character and community. Our mission is to develop kids with character inside and out.

Inside Out Club opportunities

inside out club graphicThe Inside Out Club (IOC) is designed to engage kids and families in as many of these four opportunities as possible as they practice character skills and volunteer. Working with teachers, volunteers, parents, school administrators and outside organizations, the Inside Out Club is positively impacting more than 1,400 students and their families. IOC focuses on DuPage County and its needs.

What does Inside Out mean? We work to help students develop the character skills necessary to thrive in their lives, schools, and later in jobs and community. Lessons are based on the foundations of social and emotional learning, which helps people recognize and manage emotions, develop empathy for others, maintain cooperative relationships and make responsible decisions.

Learn more at www.InsideOutClub.org.


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May 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Online Via ZOOM


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