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Making a Difference

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Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 05:32 PM CDT

UNCF Set to Hold Big Fundraising Event

UNCF Set to Hold Big Fundraising Event

Michael Cox of the UNCF chatted with NBC 5's Alex Maragos to discuss the organization's mission and an upcoming event to help raise money to achieve the group's goals. 

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM CDT

Governors State Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Governors State Celebrates 50th Anniversary

 Governors State University is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Dr. Elaine Maimon spoke to NBC 5’s Alex Maragos about the school’s plans to celebrate, and what it brings to the communities...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 08:03 PM CDT

School Gets Helping Hand for Students With Special Needs

School Gets Helping Hand for Students With Special Needs

A North Side school that supports students with special needs is getting special attention, and NBC 5's Kye Martin has the story. 

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:29 PM CDT

Chicago Hospital Throws Annual Baby Shower For Moms In Need

Chicago Hospital Throws Annual Baby Shower For Moms In Need

This year, St. Bernard Hospital's celebration for Englewood mothers was bigger and better than ever before. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 05:17 PM CDT

4th Annual Backpack-A-Thon 2019: Cradles to Crayons

4th Annual Backpack-A-Thon 2019: Cradles to Crayons

Hundreds of volunteers were tasked with filling 50,000 backpacks in under three hours. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 09:29 AM CDT

Crushers Club Offers Alternatives to Gangs in Chicago

Crushers Club Offers Alternatives to Gangs in Chicago

The Crushers Club, an organization looking to offer an alternative to gangs in Chicago, is making a difference for young people looking to turn their lives around

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM CDT

Green Tie Ball Returns For Its 28th Year in September

Green Tie Ball Returns For Its 28th Year in September

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos sits down with Chicago Gateway Green & Gala Co-Chair Grant Deporter to talk about the upcoming 28th annual Green Tie Ball event.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 08:03 PM CDT

Comcast Announces New Plans for 'Internet Essentials' Program

Comcast Announces New Plans for 'Internet Essentials' Program

Comcast is expanding its efforts to bring internet to eligible low-income and disabled households in its service area. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more on the company's new plans for its "internet essentials&...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 07:53 PM CDT

Chicago Hotels Become Summer Camps for Cancer Patients

Chicago Hotels Become Summer Camps for Cancer Patients

This week, two legendary Chicago hotels were magically transformed into a fun-filled urban summer camp for kids living with cancer. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.   

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 05:14 PM CDT

'I'm Blessed': Chicago-Area Teen Creates Brand to Help Others

'I'm Blessed': Chicago-Area Teen Creates Brand to Help Others

A 17-year-old has not let his disability hold him back. In fact, he uses it to help others. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the inspiring story.

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.