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Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 07:53 PM CDT

Kids of the Kingdom Summer Camp Offers Leadership Training

Kids of the Kingdom Summer Camp Offers Leadership Training

Kids of the Kingdom Camp aims to provide leadership training, socialization and recreation for kids in Chicago. Kalee Dionne has more. 

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 07:27 PM CDT

Group Offers 'At Ease' Photography Workshop to Help Veterans

Group Offers 'At Ease' Photography Workshop to Help Veterans

Lake County's Brushwood Center teams up with an area veteran hospital to help vets who might struggle with mental illness. Sabrina Santucci reports. 

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:25 PM CDT

'Ghana Fest' Aims to Help Immigrants Succeed in America

'Ghana Fest' Aims to Help Immigrants Succeed in America

 In today's "Making a Difference," the Ghana National Council is helping people coming from the African nation to become citizens and to achieve the American dream. NBC 5's Alex Maragos has...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 01:28 PM CDT

Clear the Shelters: Saturday July 13, 2019

Clear the Shelters: Saturday July 13, 2019

NBC 5's Andy Avalos has the details on two adorable kittens in need of a Chicago-area home. Looking to adopt? Check this segment out.

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

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 at 12:03 PM CDT

'Bernie's Book Bank' to Host Volunteer-A-Thon

'Bernie's Book Bank' to Host Volunteer-A-Thon

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits with Founder & Chief Advancement Officer of Bernie's Book Bank, Brian Floriani, who says "all children deserve a chance to read their way to a better life." Their...

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.