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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 05:26 PM CDT

Cancer Survivors Open Pop-Up Chicago Thrift Shop to Pay it Forward

Cancer Survivors Open Pop-Up Chicago Thrift Shop to Pay it Forward

A female-run Chicago group made up of breast cancer survivors set up a pop-up thrift store at The Resurrection Project in Pilsen. Open every Monday and Friday, funds will help support the group's mission of...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 04:52 PM CDT
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'Girls on the Run' Chicago 5K Inspires Confidence, Strength

Hundreds of girls hit the pavement for a great cause this weekend in Chicago. The...View gallery

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Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 10:28 AM CDT

‘Enchanted Backpack’: Helping Chicago-Area Schools That Lack Resources

‘Enchanted Backpack’: Helping Chicago-Area Schools That Lack Resources

Every fall, NBC participates in a massive school supply drive and we partner with ‘Enchanted Backpack.’ NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford sits down with the organizations’ founder Carol Lavin...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 09:04 PM CDT

Residents Making a Big Difference in Franklin Park

Residents Making a Big Difference in Franklin Park

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has been out at Franklin Park Fest all day, and to help celebrate the town, she's showcasing the impact of people that are making a difference in their community. 

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 09:00 PM CDT

Local Group Aims to Get Kids Supplies For School

Local Group Aims to Get Kids Supplies For School

The National Retail Federation estimates families will spend nearly $650 getting their young kids ready for school. For many in the Chicago-area, that isn't possible, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz shows us how a...

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.