Making a Difference
Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 6:25 PM
Making a Difference: Helping Children With Hair Loss

Making a Difference: Helping Children With Hair Loss

More than 80,000 salon professionals and 400 businesses head to “America’s Beauty Show” at McCormick place – including one to help children with hair loss. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Making a Difference: Creating Philanthropists

Making a Difference: Creating Philanthropists

Daniel Ash, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, explains how to make the most of your community-building efforts in the Chicago area Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 7:37 PM
Making a Difference: National Honor For Kennedy King College

Making a Difference: National Honor For Kennedy King College

Kennedy King College was selected out of 1,000 community colleges for the Aspen “Rising Star” award. NBC Chicago’s Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Donate Your Miles

Donate Your Miles

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 70% of these kids' wishes are travel-related. Join NBC 5 and let’s Make a Difference! Read »

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM
NBC5 to Host “Miles For Smiles” Make-A-Wish Telethon

NBC5 to Host “Miles For Smiles” Make-A-Wish Telethon

NBC5 is proud to host a Make-A-Wish telethon Wednesday called “Miles For Smiles” and now we’re profiling one of the many local children who benefit from this organization. NBC Chicago’s Byron Miranda shares his... Watch »

Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM
Making A Difference: The Asian American Festival

Making A Difference: The Asian American Festival

Martino Tangkar of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago discusses work the organization is doing, including the upcoming Asian American Festival running May 18 to 22 at Daley Plaza. Watch »

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 7:35 PM
Helping Veterans One T-Shirt at a Time

Helping Veterans One T-Shirt at a Time

Rags of Honor is a t-shirt and apparel company located on the west side of Chicago. Their partnership with aerospace and defense contractor, AAR, has helped them to get homeless veterans back to... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 9:48 PM
South Suburban Mayor and Clergy Urge People to Become Organ Donors

South Suburban Mayor and Clergy Urge People to Become Organ Donors

City and state leaders are targeting some unusual places to raise awareness about organ donation. NBC Chicago’s LeeAnn Trotter has more. Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Teacher

Teacher 'Making a Difference' Through Art

A Chicago teacher uses art to teach the importance of community. NBC Chicago’s LeeAnn Trotter tells the story of a south suburban art teacher who is showing students how their choices impact others. Watch »

Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM
Chicago Lighthouse Helps Improve Lives of Blind People

Chicago Lighthouse Helps Improve Lives of Blind People

Dr. Janet Szlyk, the president and CEO of Chicago Lighthouse, shares how the non-profit organization helps improve the lives of blind and visually impaired people in the Chicago area. Watch »

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