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Volunteering for Misericordia Candy Days

Volunteering for Misericordia Candy Days

Misericordia Candy Days takes place April 24 and 25. This Chicago tradition brings volunteers from all over the city. They are Making A Difference by helping raising vital funds that help support the work... Watch »

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 5:32 AM
Group Aims to End Cycle of Homelessness

Group Aims to End Cycle of Homelessness

The Primo Center for Women and Children was one of the recipients of this years' 21st Century Solutions grant program, which was started by NBC 5 and the NBC Universal Foundation. They are Making A... Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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Group Helps Syrian Girl Get Life-Changing Surgery

A 6-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her leg in a bombing is getting a new lease on life thanks to a group of American volunteers. Read »

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Artist Donates Wood Carvings for the Homeless

Artist Donates Wood Carvings for the Homeless

Jr Cadawas is considered to be one of the fastest master wood carvers in the world. Some of his religious carvings can go for as much as $1500 but he often donates his statues and artwork to raise money for... Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM
CPD Enforcers Making a Difference

CPD Enforcers Making a Difference

Find out how a group of Chicago Police officers are making a difference as part of CPD Enforcers football team. Get tickets to their home opener against Cleveland today at St. Rita High School by clicking the... Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM

"Chicago PD" Star Helps Save Stray Dogs

Sophia Bush plays a tough-as-nails detective on "Chicago PD." But in real life, she has a soft spot for helping save stray animals. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Cubs Charities Works to Improve Struggling Chicago Schools

Cubs Charities Works to Improve Struggling Chicago Schools

The Chicago Cubs are Making A Difference off the field through Cubs Charities. To celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday, Cubs Charities is giving back to the community through it's 100 Gifts of Service... Watch »

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Widower Compelled to Donate Wife's Clothes

Widower Compelled to Donate Wife's Clothes

Since his wife, Jan Strube Fleming, passed away nearly a year ago, Tim Fleming has wondered what to do with her clothes. He said he found the answer in NBC Chicago's Women's History Month Clothing Drive. Watch »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Former Gang Member Now Saving At-Risk Kids

Former Gang Member Now Saving At-Risk Kids

Patrick Sabaitis was a street gang recruiter for the Latin Kings in Northwest Indiana. He has dramatically turned his life around and is now Making A Difference by saving at-risk teens from following the... Watch »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:33 AM

"Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fair

Hundreds of veterans show up looking for a job. Leeann Trotter reports. Watch »

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