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Making a Difference

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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 08:23 PM CDT

Students Design Toys To Help Elephants That Have Been In Captivity

Students Design Toys To Help Elephants That Have Been In Captivity

Rescued elephants in Tennessee are getting help from an unlikely group in Chicago and they're using their talents to make toys to help the animals recover. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 06:38 PM CDT

Chef Honors Gary Police Department With Breakfast Surprise

Chef Honors Gary Police Department With Breakfast Surprise

A Gary restaurant that already has a loyal following is now making headlines for another reason--surprise food giveaways. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 02:49 PM CDT

Michigan Students Visit Chicago Thanks to Teachers' Donations

Michigan Students Visit Chicago Thanks to Teachers' Donations

Two teachers from Michigan are teaching their students to think big - and they're using Chicago as an example. Sabrina Santucci reports. 

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 07:01 PM CDT

Meet Chicago's Paramedics On Bikes

Meet Chicago's Paramedics On Bikes

It’s a seasonal team of paramedics that was formed to help some of the busiest spots in Chicago. They respond to medical emergencies on bikes. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 at 12:32 PM CDT

7th Annual CATA Hosts USO Barbecue Fundraiser For Troops

7th Annual CATA Hosts USO Barbecue Fundraiser For Troops

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits down with Chicago Automobile Trade Association representative Tony Guido to discuss their upcoming event on July 13, where 110 dealerships in the Chicago area are set to participate

Making a Difference Resources

The following agencies and organizations offer relief, aid and volunteer opportunities to various groups. Turning to these you can find answers to many of your questions. Click here for a full list of Making a Difference Resources.