A Round of A-Paws for PAWS North Shore

Get ready, North Shore. There’s a parade of cuteness headed your way. Since 1997, Chicagoans have turned to PAWS Chicago for all of their pet adoption needs. Last year, the organization completed nearly 6,000 adoptions from its center in Lincoln Park, but it has outgrown its current location. To meet the growing need, PAWS will […]

Quick and Easy: Supplies for Dreams’ Build-A-Backpack Day

Bells will be ringing, and big-box stores are running low on No. 2 pencils and One Direction notebooks. That can only mean one thing: It’s nearly time for kids to head back to school. Join Supplies for Dreams in providing a year’s worth of school supplies to the city’s neediest students by participating in their […]

Rappelling, Boxing and More: 5 Ways to Get Moving and Give Back

When you’re staring 278 feet down to the corner of State and Lake, there’s no room for fear of heights. But for a handful of participants who rappel down theWit Hotel—the one with the signature lightning bolt—each year, this exhilarating experience isn’t about the adventure. The Skyline Plunge!, started in 2009 and held twice annually, […]

Quick and Easy: Chicago Les Dames’ Swank-A-Licious Supper Club

Join Chicago’s finest female leaders in the food, beverage and hospitality industries for an upscale supper club event. What: Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago is hosting its bi-annual fundraiser, where you can rub elbows with the prevailing forces in Chicago’s dining scene. Enjoy specialty drinks, live entertainment, a silent auction and a family-style dinner while supporting […]

The Volunteer Center Celebrates Selfless Giving

For more than half a century, The Volunteer Center has strived to improve the quality of life in local communities by engaging people in meaningful service. Through its dedicated service and expansive network of nonprofits, The Volunteer Center has grown to a do-gooder juggernaut, reaching beyond New Trier Township and the North Shore to refer […]

Make It Better Restaurant Week is Giving Back

Make It Better Restaurant Week is coming! We’re launching our own event this year, but we’ve put a new spin on it. Make It Better has always been about giving back to the community we love. We’ve partnered with your favorite restaurants to combine philanthropic giving with special restaurant deals! During Make It Better’s first […]

Give Back and Get Back in Shape

We talk a lot this time of year about getting back into shape. We’ve survived the waistband-expanding deluge of the holidays, perhaps a little rounder and a bit more winded, and we’re eager to slip back into our skinny jeans. Giving back is often considered a passive activity, one best served by clerical volunteers or […]

Quick and Easy: Giving Tuesday

Donate to Warming Hearts & Hands and enjoy coffee and a treat for Giving Tuesday, a national movement that encourages communities to help nonprofit organizations. Giving Tuesday was added to the calendar this past year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In 2012, more than 2,500 partners from all 50 states […]

Quick and Easy: Ideas for Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteer Day is a day that celebrates the power of families who volunteer together. Strategically held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with giving and service, Family Volunteer Day demonstrates the power of families coming together to support their communities. Volunteering together not only benefits the community, but it also […]

Donate Outerwear to Warming Hearts and Hands V

Calling all knitter circles, quilting bees, elementary schools and community centers! Please join Make It Better Foundation and help give handmade or newly purchased blankets, hats, coats, gloves and scarves to more than 1,000 men, women and children this winter season. Each year around the holidays, Make It Better Foundation and its partner nonprofits give […]