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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM CDT

Wellness House Looks to Expand Its Impact

Wellness House Looks to Expand Its Impact

 For nearly 30 years, Wellness House in Hinsdale has been helping cancer patients and their families, and now the suburban non-profit is expanding to the city! NBC 5's Lauren Petty has the details.  F...

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 at 06:50 PM CDT

Local Program Aims to Enrich Community Through Arts

Local Program Aims to Enrich Community Through Arts

 Praize Productions Inc. is a local not-for-profit focused on arts enrichment and enducational and social programming for people of all ages and backgrounds. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details on the...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 07:07 PM CDT

Cafe Liberty Helps Veterans With Training Program

Cafe Liberty Helps Veterans With Training Program

A culinary training program is helping unemployed or underemployed veterans gain work skills. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci checks out the course in west suburban Wheaton.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 06:13 PM CDT

'Make A Wish' Granted to Surprised 11-Year-Old Missouri Girl

'Make A Wish' Granted to Surprised 11-Year-Old Missouri Girl

An 11-year-old Missouri girl’s ‘Make a Wish’ was granted. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the details on her story and the surprise trip to Chicago for her and her entire family.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM CDT

March for Babies: Find an Event Near You

March for Babies: Find an Event Near You

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 06:10 PM CDT

Shedd Aquarium Honors Impressive Volunteers

Shedd Aquarium Honors Impressive Volunteers

 A group of incredible volunteers make the Shedd Aquarium a magical place, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter is sharing their remarkable story. 

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 01:07 PM CDT

52nd Annual Chicago Business Fair for Minorities Returns

52nd Annual Chicago Business Fair for Minorities Returns

 NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter sits down with President and CEO of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Shelia Morgan about her organization that works hard to make sure minorities are heard at the...

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 10:06 AM CDT

Children's Place Association Hosting Big Event Next Weekend

Children's Place Association Hosting Big Event Next Weekend

The Children’s Place Association will hold its “Once Upon a Time…at the Derby” event on Saturday, April 13 as it continues its mission to help children facing health issues and...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 06:48 PM CDT

'Empowering Latinas' Program Aims to Aid Residents

'Empowering Latinas' Program Aims to Aid Residents

where you can learn more.&nbs...">A local program is Making a Difference for Chicago Latinas as they help them follow their dreams and become empowered. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details, and we have the website where you can learn more.&nbs...

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 06:07 PM CDT

'New Moms' Opens Multi-Million Dollar Facility

'New Moms' Opens Multi-Million Dollar Facility

An organization called "New Moms" has been helping women for 35 years, and now they've opened a new multi-million dollar facility offering even more services. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the...

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.