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Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Chicagoans Make a Difference in Many Ways on Thanksgiving

Chicagoans Make a Difference in Many Ways on Thanksgiving

Volunteers across the area donated their time to Make a Difference this Thanksgiving. They cooked and served meals to people in need. At one event, the goal was to show support for seniors. Here's NBC 5's LeeAnn Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 8:41 PM
Students at Peirce Elementary Receive Gift of Song

Students at Peirce Elementary Receive Gift of Song

A different kind of re-gifting: several years ago, a Chicago advertising agency decided to stop giving annual holiday gift baskets to its clients. Instead, they challenge employees to help a deserving community.... Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:03 AM
Giving Tuesday: Local College Kids Give Back

Giving Tuesday: Local College Kids Give Back

It's Giving Tuesday--a day to promote generosity around the world. While many people are donating money to organizations, some local college students are Making a Difference, in a different way. Watch »

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 at 12:57 PM
JDRF Working to Help Those With Diabetes

JDRF Working to Help Those With Diabetes

Carrie Carlson is working with JDRF to help people living with diabetes in the Chicago area, and she sat down with NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter to discuss what the organization is doing.  Watch »

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 at 2:07 PM
Chance the Rapper Donates More Money to CPS

Chance the Rapper Donates More Money to CPS

Chacne the Rapper made another big donation to Chicago Public Schools this week, putting up another $1 million to the district.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 5:13 PM
Church, Food Bank Partner Up for Turkey Giveaway

Church, Food Bank Partner Up for Turkey Giveaway

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is teaming up with a South Side church to make sure that hundreds of families are fed this Thanksgiving. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:24 AM
Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

A local school is facing a unique challenge. It received a grant for a new technology program - but doesn't have any computers to run it. One local company has stepped up, but the school still needs help. Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:09 AM
Meals From the Heart: Volunteers Give Back on Thanksgiving

Meals From the Heart: Volunteers Give Back on Thanksgiving

Volunteers shining a light on hunger in the community are making a difference for families in need. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Chicago Students Embrace Day of Service

Chicago Students Embrace Day of Service

A group of students at one Chicago school took a break from math and reading to make a difference in the world around them. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on how these kids embraced a day of service. Watch »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:55 AM
Bears' Cam Meredith Makes a Difference This Thanksgiving

Bears' Cam Meredith Makes a Difference This Thanksgiving

A homegrown football player is using his star power to make a difference this Thanksgiving.  Watch »

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