Making a Difference
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

A group of volunteers is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of foster children across the country. They are part of “Threads For Teens” and “Together We Rise.” NBC 5’s Lee Ann Trotter has the story. Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Group Helps Epileptics Explore Their Creative Side

Group Helps Epileptics Explore Their Creative Side

Studio E, a therapeutic art program created by the Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago, is hosting art classes to help epileptics express themselves through their creations. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Leadership Group Encourages Youth to Follow Their Dreams

Leadership Group Encourages Youth to Follow Their Dreams

HOBY, the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Organization, helping to make a difference by working to keep Chicago beautiful. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Young Artist Overcomes Learning Disability

Young Artist Overcomes Learning Disability

A city art organization joins forces with the CTA to help a young artist take some bold strokes despite a learning disability. Andrew Hall is creating artwork that will be displayed in the CTA’s 47th street Red... Watch »

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM
Becoming An Elementary School Entrepreneur

Becoming An Elementary School Entrepreneur

The students at Nettelhorst Elementary School, on the northside of Chicago, are getting valuable class time learning how to create and market their ideas. The Science Entrepreneurial Exchange (SEE) program... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 2:29 AM
Store Helps In Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

Store Helps In Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

WAR Chest Boutique, located in suburban Naperville, is the retail arm of Woman At Risk International. They are Making A Difference by helping women and children who have been victims of human trafficking... Watch »

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 »

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