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



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.

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

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If you know of an organization you would like to see on wdrv.com, or would like to run a public service announcement on The Drive, please e-mail Kathy Voltmer or call us at 312-274-9710 with your event information. To view the public service announcements and volunteer opportunities from specific organizations, select a letter below for all organizations beginning with that letter.

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    SALVATION ARMY 
   Its mission is both spiritual and practical, encompassing the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ and alleviating human suffering and distress without discrimination.
   http://www.salvationarmy.org
    Save The Children 
   Creates positive, lasting changes in the lives of children in need. 800-243-5075
   http://www.savethechildren.org
    SENEVOLU 
   SENEVOLU is a not-for-profit organization based in Senegal, West Africa, founded to promote community tourism and Volunteer Work. SENEVOLU offers a variety of programs and services including homestays, volunteer opportunities, language programs, trips and workshops. Visit the organization's website for more information.
   http://www.senevolu.mypage.org
    Sertoma Centre 
   Sertoma Centre, Inc. is a nationally-acredited, award winning,not-for-profit agency that provides job training and employment services to more than 650 individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and/or mental illness. Communities served include 45 south and southwest suburbs and parts of Chicago. Sertoma Centre also operates several community group and foster-care homes located in the south suburbs. For information on how you can help call (708) 371-9700.
   http://www.sertomacentre.org
    Shelter, Inc. Thrift Shop 
   The Shelter, Inc. Thrift Shop is seeking Elgin area residents to volunteer for its new location in the Town & Country Shopping Center, 300K S. McLean Blvd, Elgin. Make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children! For more information, please call Shelter's Volunteer Coordinator at 847.590.6188, ext. 22.
   http://shelter-inc.org
    Sit Stay Read! 
   You can help bring the magic of reading and the love and respect for animals to kids in need! Volunteer for Sit Stay Read, an organization that partners specially trained reading assistance dogs with children learning to read in Chicago area schools, libraries and community facilities. Volunteers with and without dogs are needed. Call 773-936-6054 for more information.
   http://www.sitstayread.org
    SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS 
   Special olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in several different Olympic type events for children (8+) and adults with mental retardatuion or closely related disabilities. The traing and events allow for participants to develop skills, physical fitness and pariticipate in the sharing of gifts and skills with friends and families. If you would like to volunteer and act as a coach, competition official, event organizer and many other opportunites, call 312.595.9138.
   http://www.specialolympics.org
    STARLIGHT FOUNDATION 
   The purpose of the Starlight Foundation is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families through a variety of in hospital and out patient programs and services.
   http://www.starlight.org


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