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
 
Charity Spotlight




Hop on over to the Bunny Rock Half Marathon & 5K to benefit PAWS Chicago. Join The Drive at Arvey Field in Grant Park on Saturday, April 19th at 9:00am. Complete with 80's rock music throughout the course, family activities like an egg hunt and petting zoo, an after-party at Bar Louie and more. For information, CLICK HERE.

The Drive... a Hubbard Radio Chicago, LLC station making a difference in Chicago.

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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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