Making a Difference
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:56 PM
West Side Cafe Provides Second Chance for Employees

West Side Cafe Provides Second Chance for Employees

Gracie's Cafe is a training facility for previously incarcerated men and women looking to rebuild their lives. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House provides a healing environment for the homeless of Chicago. They have been Making A Difference since 1994 by changing over 7,000 lives. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM
Wrigley Chairs Turned Public Art Project

Wrigley Chairs Turned Public Art Project

Cubs Charities is Making A Difference with painted seats from Wrigley Field. They are on display on Michigan Ave. and then will be auctioned off to fund nearby charitites. Watch »

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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By NBC 5

Summer Feeding Illinois Program

Summer Feeding Illinois Program

Make a difference in your community by helping the Summer Meals Illinois program. For too many children, when school ends hunger begins. But you can help. Donate to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Or log on... Read »

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM
T-Shirt Company Keeps Disabled Veterans On The Move

T-Shirt Company Keeps Disabled Veterans On The Move

The Oscar Mike T-shirt company was founded by Noah Currier, a Marine veteran who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident. He is making a difference by helping disabled veterans get to... Watch »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Law Enforcement Officers Play Football For Charity

Law Enforcement Officers Play Football For Charity

The Chicago Enforcers are guys who are sworn to serve and protect but they also strap on the pads to Make A Difference for a higher cause. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. Watch »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Steve Harvey Surprises Teens With Mentoring Program

Steve Harvey Surprises Teens With Mentoring Program

The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men is Making A Difference by helping teens to become emotionally, socially and economically strong. Two Chicago high school students are getting that chance to... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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By LeeAnn Trotter
      

These Greenbriar Third Grade Students Started Making Bracelets for a Cancer...

When a third grade teacher found a jar of money in her classroom, she never imagined what it would be for. Read »

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