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Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 08:38 PM CDT

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Hosts Event

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Hosts Event

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is a group dedicated to finding a cure for the illness, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has more details on how you can help.

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 08:37 PM CDT

March of Dimes Set to Host 'March for Babies'

March of Dimes Set to Host 'March for Babies'

The annual "March for Babies" is coming up on April 28, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter is helping to preview the March of Dimes event.

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:01 PM CDT

Elevated Street Art: Affordable Custom Jewelry Supports Homeless Women in Chicago

Elevated Street Art: Affordable Custom Jewelry Supports Homeless Women in Chicago

Chicago street art that sometimes deteriorates and litters the ground is being turned to jewelry thanks to the gallery Chicago Truborn, which makes custom art affordable for all and donates proceeds to Deborah's...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 05:59 PM CDT

Local Program Helps Kids With Special Needs Learn to Swim

Local Program Helps Kids With Special Needs Learn to Swim

Learning to swim can be frightening for any child, but it can be especially challenging for children with special needs. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story of a North Shore swim program that is helping to...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 06:34 PM CDT

'King of the Mitzvahs': Giving Back While Sharing Anti-Violence Message

'King of the Mitzvahs': Giving Back While Sharing Anti-Violence Message

Kareem Wells has been booking Bar and Bat Mitzvah's for three years now. He's also a motivational speaker who shares how he went from a drug-dealing drop out to a successful entrepreneur. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 01:48 PM CDT

Chinese American Civic Council of Chicago Hosts Fundraising Events

Chinese American Civic Council of Chicago Hosts Fundraising Events

NBC 5’s Patrick Fazio sits down with Chinese American Civil Council representative Edward Jung to talk about the organizations’ role in the community and how individuals can get involved at upcoming...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 11:22 AM CDT

Chicago Gateway Green Aims to Beautify City

Chicago Gateway Green Aims to Beautify City

A local group, the Chicago Gateway Green, aims to help beautify the city of Chicago every year and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has the details on a pair of upcoming events to benefit the organization.

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 03:19 PM CDT

'Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis' to Raise Funds and Awareness

'Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis' to Raise Funds and Awareness

Michelle Boston was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in January of 2015 and since then she has been spreading the word on the illness. Boston sits down with NBC 5 to explain and share the upcoming...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 06:34 PM CDT

Passion for Composting Turns Into Business for Local Man

Passion for Composting Turns Into Business for Local Man

Earth Day is Monday, and for one local man, his passion to clean up the Earth has turned into a business. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story. 

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 05:50 PM CDT

Dentists Aim to Make Local Kids Smile

Dentists Aim to Make Local Kids Smile

A trio of dentists are making sure that every smile counts, as they make it their mission to help kids who might not have access to dental care. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the 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.