Public Service Spotlight

Junior League of Chicago Jungle Jam
Saturday January 31, 2015

Gather the family for a day at the jungle while raising necessary funding for the Junior League of Chicago! It's the Junior League Jungle Jam, with jungle-themed carnival games and crafts, a live hands-on reptile and amphibian show, fun activity stations, a raffle, pizza and more. It's happening at St. Stanislaus Kostka School at 1255 N. Noble in Chicago on Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The events activities are aimed for children ages 2-12. Jungle themed or animal print attire welcomed. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
Where: St. Stanislaus Kosta School
Location: Chicago North
 
Charity Spotlight



The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation warms hearts once again this February with the eighth annual 'Be My Valentine' Family Event on Sunday, February 8th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The event will feature special performances by DJ Kareen and other local music talent, a family brunch buffet and Valentine's Day activities for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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    MADD 
   Provides local progams to assist victims of alcohol-related crashes; educates the public of dangers of drunk and drugged driving. 800-438-6233
   http://www.madd.org
    MAKE-A-WISH OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS  
   The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes & fulfill the dreams of children who are facing life threatening illnesses. To date, MAW of Northern Illinois has granted over 3600 wishes to children in Illinois. For information on how you can help, please call 312.943.8956. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
   http://www.wishes.org/index.cfm
    MARKLUND 
   Marklund is a private, not-for profit organization which exists to help infants, children and adults who have severe and profound developmental disabilities reach their highest potential and live a full and happy life.
   http://www.marklund.org
    MERCY HOME 
   Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a long-term residential home for troubled children. They care for girls and boys between the ages of eleven and twenty-one. Their fourteen different homes offer each child the structure or independence to work through problems and to achieve success.

At Mercy Home, they heal children by giving them a safe home and helping them realize their full potential. They give their children round-the-clock care and support, therapy, tutoring and mentoring.

For volunteer information please contact Jennifer Brown at (312)738-7560.
   http://www.mercyhome.org
    Merit School of Music 
   The Merit School of Music provides high-quality music education to students in metropolitan Chicago. Its primary goals are to help young people achieve their full musical potential, to remove economic barriers to participation, and to stimulate personal and educational growth through music. Several volunteer opportunities are available. For more information contact Sloane Moore, Development Associate and Volunteer Manager, at 312-786-9428 x287 or via email at smoore@meritmusic.org
   http://www.meritmusic.org
    Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue 
   Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue (MSIR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer corporation that seeks out, fosters, and places homeless Shiba Inu dogs into carefully screened, lifelong, and nurturing homes. In addition to rescue, MSIR volunteers provide medical care and/or rehabilitation for foster dogs and then attempt to match them with appropriate, permanent homes.

MSIR also educates the public about the Shiba Inu breed, the need for dog rescue and dog training, and the importance of spaying/neutering pets to prevent overpopulation.

For information on volunteering, donating or adopting, go to www.shibarescue.org
   http://www.shibarescue.org
    Mount Prospect Jaycees 
   This young peoples leadership and community service group is for people between the ages of 21 to 40. The have great community service events as well as social ones. They are part of a state and national organization. For more information write the Mt. Prospect Jaycees at P.O. Box 27, Mount Prospect IL, 60056, call their hotline number at 847-289-4395 or check out their website.
   http://mountprospectjaycees.com
    Multiple Sclerosis Society 
   Provides services and education and is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, alleviation and cure of multiple sclerosis, and to the improvement of the quality of life of individuals with MS and their families. 800-922-0484
   http://www.msillinois.org
    MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION 
   The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. Volunteer Coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is Kathleen Clickett.
   http://www.mdausa.org


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