Giving Rocks Foundation

Giving Rocks Foundation was founded by Syd Martin, now in her 20’s. After being diagnosed at 10 with the little-known but usually fatal disease LCH, Syd decided to help raise funding for research into LCH by creating and selling rock necklaces using the stones she found on the shores of Lake Michigan. The “Syd Rocks” project has now evolved into the Giving Rocks Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funding cutting-edge research for the treatment and cure of LCH and other pediatric cancers.

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Search Inc

Search provides high-quality, person-centered services including supported living arrangements, adult learning programs and career services, as well as medical, behavioral, therapeutic and home-based services. Our programs, which include No Boundaries and JJ’s List, serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

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eAngel Community

It is the primary objective of eAngel to match in-kind donations with the needs of specific nonprofit organizations. eAngel enables individuals and institutions to contribute noncash resources to deserving nonprofit organizations throughout the Chicago metro area.

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BackYard Nature Center

Our mission is to promote, facilitate, and strengthen the bond between the nature environments in New Trier Township and the children and adults who wish to enrich their lives with direct experiences in nature.

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Open Communities

Open Communities (formerly Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs) is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in north suburban Chicago, working to promote inclusive and diverse communities that are welcoming to all.

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Equestrian Connection

Equestrian Connection has grown to become one of the largest, most unique equine therapy programs in the nation dedicated to servicing children and adults with disabilities.

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Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding is an equine program dedicated to using horses and ponies to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. We serve a diverse range of riders with varying degrees of physical ability, and offer one-on-one instruction and therapy in a calm and supportive environment. Additionally, Horsefeathers offers coaching and support to our Special Olympics Equestrian Team.

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SHORE Community Services Inc

Shore’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports and services.

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Orphans of the Storm

Our mission remains constant:  To take responsibility for each and every stray, abandoned, abused and neglected dog and cat which reaches our door.  To take them in and shelter them.  To provide the best medical and physical care possible.  To nurture them back to health if need be.  And finally, to place them into warm and loving adoptive homes where they can enjoy the life they deserve.

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The Salvation Army

Salvation Army is an International, Evangelical Christian organization dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support.Activities range from direct service to indirect support. We have opportunities for groups and individuals on both an ongoing or one-time only basis.

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