Public Service Spotlight

March for Babies 2014
Sunday April 27, 2014 - Saturday May 10, 2014

The March of Dimes is making progress! America's pre-term birth rate has gone down for six years in a row and is now at an all-time low. But there's still much work to be done to give more babies a healthy start to life. Join the March for Babies! Walk for a baby you love and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Walks take place throughout Chicago and the suburbs. To join a walk near you, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
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It's been called the premier athletic event in the southwest suburbs. Join The Drive at the First Midwest Half Marathon and a half-mile Walk, Run or Roll race for those with special needs. It's happening at Route 83 & 76th Avenue in Palos Heights, on Sunday morning, May 4th. The event raises money for American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer Research, the South West Special Recreation Association and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens. For more information CLICK HERE.

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    Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare Mid-West 
   The Mid-West Region of Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare, Inc. (BREW Mid-West) is an all volunteer, 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding suitable permanent homes for stray, abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless beagles. They do not operate a kennel or shelter but have built a network of foster homes and volunteers across Western PA, OH, IN, MI and IL. If you would like more information about volunteering or adopting a beagle, please email mid-west@brewbeagles.org or visit the website.

   http://www.brewbeagles.org
    Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation  
   Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization dedicated to the fight against pediatric cancer by improving the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients and their families while furthering advancements in research. Bear Necessities reaches out to the children living in Illinois who are battling pediatric cancer or who are being treated at one of the eight Chicago hospitals with pediatric cancer departments through their Small Miracle Program. Bear Necessities welcomes individual, corporate, civic and group volunteer involvement. As a non-profit organization, Bear Necessities cannot carry out its mission without dedicated people who are willing to step up to lend their time, skills and resources. Call 847-952-9164 or email: office@bearnecessities.org to see how you can make a difference!
   http://www.bearnecessities.org
    BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS 
   Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that has one purpose and goal: to provide friendship, emotional support, and guidance to youth through positive adult role models. For further volunteer information please contact Rhonda Mofton at (312)427-0637
   http://www.bbsa.org
    BIG SMILES FOUNDATION 
   Big Smiles Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing toys, diapers, and clothes, to children in Bulgarian orphanages. For further volunteer information please call (312)393-9399
   http://www.bigsmiles.org
    BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CHICAGO 
   The purpose of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago is to partner with families and communities to enable young people in greater Chicago to grow up to be responsible, self-reliant, caring adults. They achieve this by forging vital partnerships which help young people grow. For further volunteer information please contact Muniera Maalik at (312)627-2700.
   http://www.bgcc.org
    Boys Scouts of America 
   Provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
   http://www.bsa.scouting.org
    BROOKFIELD ZOO 
   Do you love being outdoors and around animals? Is one of your New Year's resolutions making time to volunteer for a cause you believe in? Then consider joining Brookfield Zoo's Guest Guide Volunteer Program. Brookfield Zoo is currently recruiting applicants for its 2002 Guest Guide Program. From April through October each year, guest guide volunteers welcome visitors, assist with wayfinding and orientation to the zoo and all it's attractions, make recommendations for more satisfying visits, and address guests general questions. Flexible schedules are available. To register for an upcoming information session or schedule an individual interview, call 708-485-0263 ext. 363.
   http://www.brookfieldzoo.com
    Buddy Foundation 
   The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights was established by the concerned and caring animal lovers from Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, based on the necessity for a quality no-kill animal shelter. There has been a population explosion of unwanted and abandoned animals that are without the benefit of care, nurturing, and a loving home. Far too many are being put to DEATH yearly. The Buddy Foundation (TBF) is strictly a volunteer organization with all funds benefiting the animals. The Buddy Foundation is looking for volunteers & loving, caring homes for its animals. For information call their hotline at (847) 813-7206, write them at P.O. Box 334, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60006 or check out their website.
   http://www.thebuddyfoundation.org
    Business Volunteers for the Arts  
   Have you considered putting your professional skills to use as a pro bono consultant of a creative arts organization?The Arts & Business Council's Business Volunteers for the Arts program trains and places experienced business professionals on pro bono consulting projects for small to mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations. For more information and a BVA program application, visit A&BC's website www.artsbiz-chicago.org or contact Teresa Macdonald, Assistant Director of Programs & Grants, at (312) 372-1876 X 228 or Tmacdonald@artsbiz-chicago.org.


   http://www.artsbiz-chicago.org


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