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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:15 PM
Middle School Kids Build Homes to Help Homeless

Middle School Kids Build Homes to Help Homeless

Middle school students have built a remarkable shelter to help house homeless people. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their inspiring story. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:54 PM
Doctor Helps Kids Stay Off the Street Through Boxing

Doctor Helps Kids Stay Off the Street Through Boxing

A Chicago doctor is making a difference in the hospital and in the boxing ring, where he started a club to help keep kids off the street. NBC 5's Christian Farr has his story.  Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 4:49 PM
Chicago-Area Doctor Beats the Odds, Mentors Students

Chicago-Area Doctor Beats the Odds, Mentors Students

She beat the odds and now lives her dream helping heal the sick and under served. Now she's helping others pursue their passions. LeeAnn Trotter reports.  Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 3:43 PM
Push: Teaching How to Give Inspiration Speeches

Push: Teaching How to Give Inspiration Speeches

Every Saturday there's a class at Operation Push that teaches participants how to memorize and deliver eloquent and persuasive speeches. But the students get so much more than that out of the program.  Watch »

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:23 PM
'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

Melissa Graham, the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, is aiming to help kids and families eat healthier by getting them excited to try new foods. The group is getting ready to host a charity event... Watch »

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:54 PM
Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

"Nurse Beth" from the show "Chicago Med" is Making a Difference for female inmates in Cook County Jail, as she uses yoga to give incarcerated women a voice. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM
High School Seniors Help Senior Citizens

High School Seniors Help Senior Citizens

A group of high school seniors is helping senior citizens with food and smiles. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their inspiring story. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Suburban Graduate Hopes to Use Artwork to Help Disabled

A graduate student from Buffalo Grove is working to make a difference for people with disabilities. He wants to turn their artwork into a paycheck, with his start-up called Creative Souls. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
Local Non-Profit Creates Opportunities for Disabled

Local Non-Profit Creates Opportunities for Disabled

A north suburban non-profit is providing different ways to empower people to contribute to their community. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 7:09 PM
David Ross Heads Up Diaper Donation Drive

David Ross Heads Up Diaper Donation Drive

Walgreens and former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross partnered up to donate diapers to those in need in the Chicago area. Watch »

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