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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 06:21 PM CDT

Group Helps Moms Whose Kids Are Hospitalized on Holiday

Group Helps Moms Whose Kids Are Hospitalized on Holiday

A local group is Making a Difference for moms who have to spend Mother's Day in the hospital, not because they're sick, but because their kids are. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 06:22 PM CDT

'Fresh Attitude Week' Aims to Help Kids Learn to Eat Healthy

'Fresh Attitude Week' Aims to Help Kids Learn to Eat Healthy

An annual event aimed at helping children learn to eat healthy is underway, as schools celebrate Fresh Attitude Week. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shows us how it works. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:06 PM CDT

Chatham Business Gets New Look, Promotes Unity

Chatham Business Gets New Look, Promotes Unity

Making a Difference: A Chatham business has a new look--and it’s helping to spark community togetherness. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci takes a look inside.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:19 AM CDT

REACH: 12th Annual Rush Casino Night to Support Better Health Equity

REACH: 12th Annual Rush Casino Night to Support Better Health Equity

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to Director of Rush Education & Career Hub Rukiya Curvey Johnson about college readiness classes, mentorship and job shadowing opportunities.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:29 PM CDT

'Comcast Cares Day' Set to Encourage Volunteerism, Help Others

'Comcast Cares Day' Set to Encourage Volunteerism, Help Others

Comcast Cares Day is this Saturday, with more than 6,000 Comcast and NBC Universal volunteers coming together with friends and family to make change happen. It's the 18th year of the tradition that promotes...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:13 AM CDT

Dovetail Project Teaches Young Men About Fatherhood

Dovetail Project Teaches Young Men About Fatherhood

Every Tuesday in Jackson Park, there’s a one of a kind class that teaches young men important lessons on fatherhood. Alex Maragos reports.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 07:15 PM CDT

'Project SYNCERE': Man Inspires CPS Students to Pursue STEM

'Project SYNCERE': Man Inspires CPS Students to Pursue STEM

A man is on a mission to help CPS students; choosing to leave his successful job because he felt kids were getting the short end of the stick. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 06:55 PM CDT

How Therapy Dogs Help Sick Kids at Illinois Hospital

How Therapy Dogs Help Sick Kids at Illinois Hospital

A hospital stay can be unexpected and scary but there’s a special group of volunteers helping patients feel better at Loyola University Medical Center. NBC 5's Lauren Petty has the details.

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 06:21 PM CDT

Teen Puts on Musical to Help Girl Battling Cancer With Medical Expenses

Teen Puts on Musical to Help Girl Battling Cancer With Medical Expenses

A suburban 16-year-old is putting on a 'Beauty and the Beast' musical to help a 7-year-old who is battling cancer. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has her inspiring story.

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 at 05:02 PM CDT

Gads Hill Center Hosts Annual Gala to Help Low-Income Families

Gads Hill Center Hosts Annual Gala to Help Low-Income Families

"Gads Hill Center" is looking to give families a better life through education, and NBC 5's Patrick Fazio sits down with CEO Maricela Garcia about the group's mission.

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.