Making a Difference
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Chatham’s “Dat Donut” Honored With $150,000 Grant

Chatham’s “Dat Donut” Honored With $150,000 Grant

"Dat Donut" in the Chatham community is serving up a lot more than just doughnuts. NBC Chicago’s LeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 3:23 AM
75 Year Old Man with Advanced Parkinson's Set To Stair Climb Aon Building

75 Year Old Man with Advanced Parkinson's Set To Stair Climb Aon Building

Larry Pirovano is Making A Difference. He will be participating in the 80 floor climb to the top of the Aon Building . This event is a fundraiser for the patients and famillies of Ann & Robert H. Lurie... Watch »

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM
Chicagoans Watch Golden Globes, Open Hearts

Chicagoans Watch Golden Globes, Open Hearts

St. Jude's Red Carpet for Hope took place in three cities Sunday night -- Chicago, Miami, and Minneapolis -- attracting viewers for the Golden Globes and helping to raise money for the lifesaving work of St.... Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM
A Christmas to Remember for Hundreds of Children

A Christmas to Remember for Hundreds of Children

The annual Miracle Toy and Gift giveaway held in the Princeton Park neighborhood, brought smiles to children's faces as they received a Christmas gift. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

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 »

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