How to Help: Haiti Earthquake Victims and Afghans in Need

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Saturday, leaving nearly 1,400 people dead and at least 6,900 injured. The quake also destroyed tens of thousands of homes, blocked roads, and damaged infrastructure.  In Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken control, causing thousands of people to flee. Those […]

Feed the Hungry, Help Soldiers with Easy "Make a Difference" Activities

Here’s two easy ways to make a difference: The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber’s Community Outreach Committee offers two projects for you to help this month.  Take a look and see if you can help. Feed the Hungry–Fill the Pantry Once again the Chamber is reaching out for help.  On your next trip to the grocery […]

Support a Soldier Today

Did you know there are close to 150,000 American servicemen and women deployed overseas in defense of our country?   According to Operation Support Our Troops Illinois, many of these troops are living in very difficult conditions with few, if any, “creature comforts.” Their mission is to provide care packages to our troops abroad. These […]

"Three Cups of Tea" Author Greg Mortenson Brings His Cause—Schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan—to Chicago

If your book club somehow overlooked the bestselling “Three Cups of Tea” phenomenon, here are the Cliff Notes: Philanthropist and adventurer Greg Mortenson believes that improving literacy is the secret to achieving peace in war-torn, terrorist-laden countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan. Whether or not you read or were inspired by Three Cups of Tea: One […]