Public Service Spotlight

Give to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program
Wednesday October 01, 2014 - Monday December 15, 2014

The holidays will soon be here. Time to start thinking about what your office, school or church can do this year to brighten the season for those less fortunate. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program is an easy way to provide gifts for children in need. For more information call (773) 205-3257 or CLICK HERE.
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Charity Spotlight



Join The Drive at a holiday event supporting the American Cancer Society and Toys for Tots - the Santa Hustle 5K Run, at Soldier Field on Saturday morning, December 6. You'll get a Santa Hat and beard to wear while running, a customized Santa Hustle sweatshirt, cookies and holiday music along the course, an after-party at Navy Pier and more. For information, CLICK HERE.

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    CABRINI CONNECTION 
   Cabrini connection offers the tutor mentor connection program whose purpose is to gather and organize all that is known about successful non-school tutor/mentor programs and share that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children in inner city Chicago and other poverty areas. For further volunteer information please contact Dan Bassill at (312)492-9614.
   http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
    CASA of Cook County 
   CASA of Cook County is the Court Appointed Special Advocate program in Cook County Juvenile Court. Advocates are appointed by a judge and assigned to one case at a time, serving as an independent voice for abused and neglected children in court. They advocate for safe, permanent homes for these children to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers help ensure that children receive appropriate services and treatment. To become a CASA volunteer you must complete a comprehensive 30-hour training program, make a commitment of 12 months and dedicate approximately 10-15 hours per month to your case. If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, please contact NeAngela Marshall at (312) 433-5312.
   http://www.casacookcounty.org
    CAT GUARDIANS 
   Cat Guardians, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to help with the feline overpopulation and homelessness problem in DuPage County, Illinois. Cat Guardians provides proper medical and sustenance needs and loving care to these stray and unwanted cats. We make sure that every cat is neutered and therefore unable to produce any unwanted cats. For further information concerning Cat Guardians please call Brian Myers at (312)997-2222.
   http://catguardians.hypermart.net
    CATHEDRAL SHELTER 
   Cathedral Shelter provides programs, licensed by the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and include extensive counseling and supportive services as well as providing extensive food, clothing, furniture, household goods, case management, and other services including emergency housing assistance. For further volunteer information please contact Brian Myers at (312)997-2222.
   http://www.cathedralshelter.org
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago 
   The social-service arm of the Arcdiocese of Chicago and represent the Catholic Community in its Mission of Charity. 312-655-7000
   http://www.ccaoc.org
    CENTER FOR LAW AND HUMAN SERVICES 
   The Center increases economic opportunities for low-income families, children, and individuals by improving access to public, private, and non-profit programs and services. Please contact Dora Cooper at (312)252-0280 for more information.
   http://www.centerforlaw.org
    CHICAGO ANTI-HUNGER FEDERATION 
   Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation is dedicated to alleviating hunger in metropolitan Chicago through the distribution of quality food, education, training and advocacy. For further volunteer information please contact Beverly Decker at (773)252-3663.
   http://www.antihunger.org
    CHICAGO CARES  
   Join thousands of other Chicagoans and volunteer with Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares is a non-profit organization, founded in 1991, whose purpose is to help busy individuals that want to share their time and talents, find an outlet to make a difference in their communities. The service programs offer a diverse group flexible options. There are 70-90 service programs each month that range from the environment to Senior Citizens to Housing & Beautification. If you would like to join Chicago Cares, contact them at 312.780.0800 or email them at volunteer@chicagocares.org.
   http://www.chicagocares.org
    CHICAGO CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
   Chicago Catholic Charities fulfills the churches mission in charity by providing compassionate, professional and competent services to improve the quality of personal and family life while respecting the unique resources of each individual. For further volunteer information please contact Dorie Kuhn at (312)655-7000.
   http://www.catholiccharities.net
    CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 
   Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to activate the intellectual and creative potential of children by being a catalyst for the process of learning. For further volunteer information please contact Lewanda May at (312)464-7671.
   http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org
    Chicago Coalition for the Homeless 
   Organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness. 800-940-1119
   http://www.chicagohomeless.org
    CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 
   Chicago Foundation for Education is dedicated to improving and enhancing the educational experiences provided to Chicago's public elementary school children by the educators who serve, guide, and teach them. For further volunteer information please contact Pam Hay at (312)670-2323
   http://www.chgofdneduc.org
    Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind 
   Social service agency to aid visually impaired & multi-disabled persons. 312-666-1331
   http://www.chicagolighthouse.org
    CHICAGO LIGHTS 
   Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to Chicago children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, they empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives and build community. Chicago Lights programming affords a variety of meaningful one time and long- term volunteer experiences. For more information on individual, group, or corporate service opportunities, please contact Kate Solis at 312.981.3564 or ksolis@chicagolights.org.
   http://www.chicagolights.org
    CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT 
   With an abundance of special events, gardens and parkland, there are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talent. Whether you want to participate in a short-term event and pitch in for a day or you would prefer a commitment on a monthly basis opprtunities abound. For more information, call 312.742.4775.
   http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
    Chicago Single Volunteers 
   Chicago Single Volunteers, Inc. is a local chapter of the non profit organization Single Volunteers, Inc. The organization is made up of singles 25 and older that are committed to helping the Chicagoland community while increasing their opportunities to meet new friends and develop new relationships. Currently they are seeking organizations who may need assistance. Any non profit or charitable organization is eligible to utilize their free manpower. To contact them, to request volunteers, or to become a member of this unique organization go to www.chicagosinglevolunteers.org All the information needed is on the website.
   http://chicagosinglevolunteers.org
    Chicagovolunteer.net 
   Looking for a way to volunteer in your community but don’t know where to start?

Log onto www.chicagovolunteer.net, Community Resource Network’s electronic center for Chicago area volunteerism. Search thru opportunities and then apply online…it’s that easy.

You can volunteer on your own, with a group of friends or coworkers, or with your family…at www.chicagovolunteer.net.

   http://www.chicagovolunteer.net
    CHILD SERV 
   CHILD SERV Our mission is to help children and their families build better lives. Call Sondra Masibay at (773)693-0300 for further information.
   http://www.childserv.org
    CHRISTIAN CHURCHES CARING 
   Christian Churches Caring (CCC) provides services to seniors in the Irving Park and surrounding communities. Our goal is to help seniors live healthy, independent lives in their own home or to support them in their choice to move to other arrangements. For further information please contact Peter Brich at (773)539-8950.
   http://www.ncccusa.org
    Community Media Workshop 
   Community Media Workshop provides media relations and communications workshops, a media guide, a journalists' tipsheet and sponsors the Studs Terkel Awards all in the name of connecting the community with the media so important stories and voices can be heard.
   http://newstips.org
    CONSCIENCE CONNECTIONS 
   Conscience Connections Singles Volunteer Group offers a way for local singles to meet each other while volunteering for worthwhile and charitable organizations.
   http://www.conscienceconnections.com
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION 
   The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. For further volunteer information please contact Christina Hallal (312)236-4491.
   http://www.cff.org


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