Making a Difference
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:32 PM
Big Toy Donation Made to Sanctuary Church

Big Toy Donation Made to Sanctuary Church

A Chicago church earlier this week was far behind in reaching goals set in their toy drive. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 6:39 PM
Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson makes a big difference for one family for the holidays. Lee Ann Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Kid-Focused Non-Profits Awarded Grants in 21st Century Solutions Challenge

Kid-Focused Non-Profits Awarded Grants in 21st Century Solutions Challenge

Three non-profits are awarded grants in the 21st Century Solutions Challenge. Each helps underprivileged Chicago students through educational and outreach programs. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM
Bakery Helps Kids With Autism

Bakery Helps Kids With Autism

In Evanston ILOVESWEETS bakery and Have Dreams have developed a recipe for success, a training program that incorporates young adults with autism into their workforce. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Local Pastor Needs Your Help with Toy Drive

Local Pastor Needs Your Help with Toy Drive

A West Pullman pastor is trying to save Christmas for underprivleged children. Donations are drastically down this year and he's asking for other to open their hearts to help the kids. NBC 5's LeeAnn... Watch »

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Nadia Howse decided to celebrate her 16th birthday by Making A Difference. She delivered educational gifts and a check to the institution that saved her life 13 years ago, Rush University Medical... Watch »

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 11:36 AM
MRelief Helps Low Income Chicagoans Find Services

MRelief Helps Low Income Chicagoans Find Services

Invest Chicago and MRelief use SMS technology to help Chicagoans find out if and how they qualify for benefits like food stamps. Visit www.mrelief.com Watch »

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM
Student Kicks Off 3rd Annual Toy Drive

Student Kicks Off 3rd Annual Toy Drive

Beasley Academic Center 5th grader, Sam Love, is Making A Difference with his annual toy drive. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 6:33 PM
Group Brightens Faces of Cancer Patients

Group Brightens Faces of Cancer Patients

A group of women is making a difference by doing makeovers on women stuck in the hospital. The Glam Squad started after the founder's best friend got cancer and was stuck in the hospital not feeling pretty.... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Magician Gets Help From Local Magic Shop

Magician Gets Help From Local Magic Shop

Tevell Rose is known for his charitable work but now he is in need of some help. Magic Inc. has stepped in and is helping raise funds for an upcoming surgery. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

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