How To Help: 10 Organizations Providing Critical Support to Children, Youth and Families in Need Around Chicago

In Chicago, one in two children live in low income and homeless situations and many families are forced to decide between paying the bills and affording medication or basic necessities like diapers. If that choice sounds unimaginable, consider paying forward your good fortune by supporting these Chicagoland organizations that provide support and services to children, […]

How To Help: Where to Donate and Volunteer to Support Youth Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Nutrition and fitness are an important part of healthy childhood development. However, thousands of Chicagoland children lack access to fresh foods, youth enrichment, sports and fitness programs and other outlets for healthy eating and physical activity. Beyond access to fitness programs and opportunities, proper gear, supportive coaching, safe facilities and live-saving medical supplies — as […]

New Moms Has Helped Build Strong Chicagoland Families for 40 Years — Invest in Them to Invest in Young Moms and Children, Too

Commemorating 40 years of building strong families, New Moms — an organization that helps Chicago families through a number of obstacles via services and coaching — will host its 40th Anniversary Gala, an elegant evening with over 400 guests, including civic, philanthropic and business leaders. The gala — to be held Friday, April 28, 2023 at […]

Better Makers: Breakthrough’s Annual Benefit Raises $900K to Build Opportunities in Garfield Park

Nearly 300 guests gathered at Walden for Breakthrough’s 2022 Annual Benefit on October 20 to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary. The event raised more than $900,000 for Breakthrough’s programming and resources.  The mission of Breakthrough — a 2022 Make It Better Foundation Philanthropy Award Winner — is to develop a safe and stable community within Garfield […]

Metropolitan Family Services 'Mpowers' Children, Families Across Skokie Valley Communities

Editor’s Note: Some names have been changed to protect identity. Daniel is 77 years old and lives alone at an independent senior apartment building. Though he is alert and oriented, his self-neglect manifested in his lack of housekeeping. As his living conditions deteriorated, the Adult Protective Services program at Metropolitan Family Services’ Skokie Valley Center […]