Masked man gives box to masked elderly woman

Where can I help by volunteering in Elgin during the coronavirus pandemic?

Volunteer Opportunities in Elgin During COVID-19

During these uncertain times, volunteers are more needed than ever. Unfortunately, providing assistance in a safe and responsible way is a challenge with COVID on the loose. It’s important not to cause more harm than good.

Luckily, most institutions in need of volunteers appear to have implemented responsible mask and social distancing measures. We still recommend approaching opportunities with caution and ensuring in advance that proper measures are being carried out to prevent the spread of the virus.

To help individuals find where they can currently provide assistance in Elgin, we’ve compiled some current options below! Opportunities range from food distribution and music instruction to foster homes and woodland restoration.

Hit each link to learn more; together, we can make Elgin a better place for all!

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Man wearing a mask holds box of food

What local charities can I donate to in Elgin during COVID?

Local Charities to Donate to in Elgin

Many institutions are more in need than ever during these trying times. Luckily, the pandemic does nothing to impede the ease and feasibility of donations. To this end, we’ve compiled several charities below that work to make Elgin a better place for all. Causes range from furnishing homes and feeding people to helping individuals get fair legal justice and assisting in intercultural relations.

Learn more about each organization by hitting the requisite link! For now, we leave you with the timeless words of the Buddha: “Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”

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Blue 2021 Volkswagen Golf on highway

Is the Volkswagen Golf being discontinued?

Future of the Standard Volkswagen Golf in the United States

Though its not as zippy as the performance-oriented Golf GTI or Golf R, the standard Volkswagen Golf has a storied history and an enduring base of dedicated fans. This model continues to be a terrific value, bringing delectable Volkswagen styling to a highly practical, endearingly fuel-efficient machine.

However, while we’ve been hearing an array of exciting news about the upcoming Mk8 models of the Golf GTI and Golf R, things have been rather silent regarding an eighth-generation Golf. Is Volkswagen discontinuing the standard Golf?

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Red 2021 Arteon on a highway

What’s new on the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon?

Upgrades and Changes to the Volkswagen Arteon for the 2021 Model Year

The latest incarnation of the Volkswagen Arteon is another step forward for this recently birthed addition to the VW wheelhouse. It still boasts the traits that the model is known for, including its undeniable styling and unique bodywork that’s caused some onlookers to mutter “avant-garde.”

Not only is its exterior exciting, but its inside is roomy and comfortable. The back boasts generous cargo room; don’t tell anyone, but this model is actually a hatchback wearing a clever disguise.

For 2021, Volkswagen has added a decent array of changes to the Arteon. What’s new?

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