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Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Covenant House Makes a Difference for Homeless Youth

Covenant House Makes a Difference for Homeless Youth

 Covenant House Illinois is a youth homeless shelter aimed at protecting the 3,000 homeless youth in the city of Chicago. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more details on the group’s upcoming... Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Common Encourages Donations to Burlington Coat Drive

Common Encourages Donations to Burlington Coat Drive

Freezing cold temperatures are another reminder there's a big need for warm clothing for residents in our area. Chicago musician Common is using his celebrity to help the city's homeless population to get... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 at 7:20 AM

How and Where to Donate to Our Annual Winter Coat Drive

How and Where to Donate to Our Annual Winter Coat Drive

Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Making A Difference Coat and Boot Drive. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM
Deloris Jordan Shares Organization's Mission

Deloris Jordan Shares Organization's Mission

Deloris Jordan, founder of the James R. Jordan Foundation and mother of NBA legend Michael Jordan, shares details of about her organization and its upcoming fundraiser.  Watch »

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM
32nd Annual Shelter Inc. Charity Ball Returns to Illinois

32nd Annual Shelter Inc. Charity Ball Returns to Illinois

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Executive Director of Shelter Inc. Carina Homann Santa Maria to talk about an organization that helps kids out of abusive situations. The upcoming gala is set to take place... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 6:48 PM
Salvation Army Gears Up For The Holidays With Red Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army Gears Up For The Holidays With Red Kettle Campaign

The bell ringers are back, and Salvation Army volunteers armed with their familiar red kettles are getting an early start this year. They're hoping some new technology can help them reach their goal. Watch »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 6:15 PM
'Santa For A Day': Wishlist’s Go Digital

'Santa For A Day': Wishlist’s Go Digital

"Santa For A Day” is going digital to make sure every child receives a gift this season. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci explains how some of santa's helpers are making holiday wishes come true. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Local Chicago Groups Help Air Force Vet And Family Out of Homelessness

Ahead of Veterans Day on Monday, one Air Force veteran and his family are getting a fresh start, finally putting an end to sleeping at a homeless shelter. Read »

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 11:52 AM
American Cancer Society Hosts 'Taste of Hope' Fundraiser in Chicago

American Cancer Society Hosts 'Taste of Hope' Fundraiser in Chicago

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits down with American Cancer Society volunteer Jason Caldeira, who talks about "leading the fight against cancer" and supporting patients in the community. Watch »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 11:44 AM
'Compass to Care' Hosts 8th Annual Fashion Show

'Compass to Care' Hosts 8th Annual Fashion Show

NBC 5's Patrick Fazio sits with Compass to Care founder Michelle Ernsdorff-May to talk about the organization that helps children travel to their cancer treatments when their parents can't afford it. Watch »

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