Making a Difference
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 6:21 PM
Building Character Through Theater

Building Character Through Theater

The Miracle Center uses arts to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble. Founder Mary Santana believes that engaging our youth in the arts is gang prevention at it's best. NBC 5's LeeAnn Tro... Watch »

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Delivering Smiles With Recycled Flowers

Delivering Smiles With Recycled Flowers

Random Acts of Flowers is a nationwide organization that delivers recycled flowers to patients in hospitals and in senior care facilities. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Giving Children A Chance At An Abundant Life

Giving Children A Chance At An Abundant Life

The By The Hand Club For Kids is a faith based after-school program that is helping students with poor math and reading skills get back on track. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 3:55 PM
Helping People With Disabilities

Helping People With Disabilities

Art Norman offers a look at how the Chicago-based Anixter Center helps people with disabilities find work and live normal lives. You can support Anixter Center by attending its April 30 gala fundraiser. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:24 AM
Helping Students Achieve The American Dream

Helping Students Achieve The American Dream

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation has helped thousands of Cook County students get to college since 1950. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Foundation Helps Chicago Students Have Dream Prom

Going to prom is a rite of passage for high school seniors, but it can be quite pricey – statistics show it's not unusual for a family to spend upwards of $900 on prom-related expenses. Read »

Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 at 6:07 PM
Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ and Tissue Donation

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks to Jackie Lynch about organ and tissue donation, including clearing up stigmas about it and how you can become a donor. Watch »

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:51 AM
Helping Children With Hair Loss

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 »

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Improving Your Philanthropic Initiatives

Improving Your Philanthropic Initiatives

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

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:52 AM
National Honor For Kennedy King College

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 »

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