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Community Causes

Designing A Future For Homeless Families
February 28, 2017

Humble Design partners with local area homeless and abuse shelters to identify families that are emerging from shelters and into low-income housing. Many of these families are victims of abuse and have left behind all personal items upon escaping and entering an emergency shelter. Most have no beds, books, toys or furniture to call their […]

Shaping Kids’ Lives Towards A Brighter Future
January 3, 2017

Young Life of Northwest Chicago is an organization that believes kids deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults committed to being involved with kids’ lives – from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what’s important to them. Young Life’s multicultural ministry […]

Providing Hope Through A Holiday Gift
December 2, 2016

GAP Community Center’s ‘A Christmas To Remember’ event is dedicated to providing local families with little to no resources a memorable Christmas. They set up a store in their facility and display many gifts and coats so parents can select Christmas gifts for themselves and also choose the gifts they believe their child would enjoy. […]

Providing 7th Graders With Laptops So They Can Excel
November 14, 2016

Shelly Lidster is a seventh-grade teacher in a Chicago Public School striving to improve the education level of her students by providing them with greater access to technology, which will help them prepare for their academic and professional future as students of the 21st century. Shelly is not asking for money, but rather computers. Her […]

In Memory of Alexandria, Let Us Raise Other Heroes
November 2, 2016

In 2014, Alexandria Imani Burgos attended Wilbur Wright College where she was a freshman working to complete her studies to become a Social Worker. She wanted to work at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and help underprivileged children who were caught up in the criminal justice system. Tragically, her family and our community lost […]

Baskets not Bullets
October 29, 2016

  Drew Donohue, Jalen Harris, and Cole Tansey are three students who decided to work on a community project to raise awareness of the impact of gang-related gun violence in Chicago. They are focusing on sports as a way to help keep kids safe and off of the streets. Their plan is to introduce a […]

Art As A Form Of Expression For Adults With Disabilities
August 18, 2016

We are proud to announce that we reached our goal for Austin Special’s campaign! A HUGE thank you to our amazing staff and wonderful customers that came together and helped us raise $500!   Austin Special Chicago is a non-profit organization whose mission is to meet the needs of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, especially […]

Wheels Of Hope For Baby Camillah
January 4, 2016

Camillah is a baby girl who has fought through a congenital heart defect and 12 other diseases including developmental disability and brain ischemia. Camillah is a fighter. She has undergone numerous medical tests, surgical procedures and follow-up appointments. Camillah’s family greatest struggle right now is transporting her safely to all of the doctors and therapeutic […]

Help Us Give Our Youth The Right Start
October 29, 2015

Casa Juan Diego strives to prepare children and young people to be happy, active and responsible members of their communities. By providing educational, cultural and recreational activities in a positive environment, Casa Juan Diego contributes to the personal development of youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Casa Juan Diego currently serves in family […]

Leukemia Can’t Stop Briana
August 31, 2015

Briana Trevizo was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 7 years old. She went through a very difficult time when she was battling the disease. Esmeralda, her sister, remembers how she hated going to school because kids would tease her and how she screamed and kicked because she didn’t want to take her medicine. As […]

A Mission of Hope to Better Chicago
July 8, 2015

48,743 children are homeless in Chicago today and many families are just a paycheck away from being homeless. San Jose Obrero Mission is a safe haven for families, women and children and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term. The SJOM individualized approach equips clients with the […]

Support Culture Enrichment Through Music
April 29, 2015

  The mission of the Chicago Mariachi Project is to elevate the Art of Mariachi and promote excellence in musicianship through education, coordination and support. Their signature event is the Mariachi Academy at Benito Juarez Community Academy, where the best students come to take specialized classes to elevate their music playing. While Mariachi is starting to […]

Little Janiyaliz Fernandez Fund
April 28, 2015

Janiyaliz Fernandez, at just 2 1/2 years, was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia high-risk b-cell. Janiyaliz is amazing, very funny and has a lot of character. She wins the hearts of anyone who meets her. This disease caught Janiyaliz’s family completely by surprise. It started with her having a cold and then a week […]

Jusino Insurance Services Joins Agents Of Change Movement
February 27, 2015

Our Agency is dedicated to impacting our community by doing what we can to help others Live Well and Thrive.   We are committed to being Agents of Change. Every 6 months we will be identifying a child, family, or group that could use a hand. A great number of people are going through hardship, even as you read […]