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Bounce Children’s Foundation transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving.
April 26, 2023
The Leukemia Research Foundation’s mission is to cure leukemia by funding innovative research, and to support patients and families.
March 3, 2023
Tutoring Chicago seeks to deliver the power of education through one-to-one tutoring.
The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.
October 4, 2022
The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. CHF fosters curiosity, celebrates creativity, explores the boundaries of contemporary knowledge and culture, and challenges us to see ourselves and the world anew.
September 6, 2022
Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.
July 5, 2022
The mission of Holiday Heroes is to provide joy and improved quality of life to pediatric patients through a combination of in-person and virtual programs. Holiday Heroes uses its experience, creativity, resources, and passion to inspire long-lasting joy and happy memories for pediatric patients and their families, thereby making a positive impact in their recoveries and their lives.
April 19, 2022
Housing Opportunities for Women empowers individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
February 7, 2022
Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health provides resources that help people affected by mental health challenges find hope and support through connection with others. Through these resources (small group curriculum, workshops, presentations), people may become more knowledgeable about mental health issues which can increase compassion and reduce stigma.
February 4, 2021
TotalLink2 Community enhances the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities to grow and contribute through employment, social connection and lifelong learning.
January 6, 2020
The Mission of The Volunteer Center is to promote volunteerism, support nonprofit organizations, and engage people in meaningful volunteer service in the communities we serve.
September 20, 2019
WiseUp — Aging With Attitude is a nonprofit member organization of older adults committed to helping one another live purposeful lives. We provide support and connections to each other as we age, helping us to remain active, vital, and contributing members of our communities.
July 26, 2019
The Winnetka Youth Organization’s mission is to foster individual development in adolescents by providing adult-to-youth mentoring with opportunities for leadership, citizenship and education within a positive, encouraging environment.
June 18, 2019
We are a not-for-profit parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education, & adoption, no-kill shelter facility. First and foremost, we work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues.
New Trier Township plays a vital role in balancing the social service needs of the community, while serving as responsible stewards of Township tax dollars. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including on our Advisory Committees, Peer Jury Program, Food Pantry and Holiday Programs.
June 6, 2019
JourneyCare seeks to enrich lives of people facing serious illness through expert and compassionate care.
May 21, 2019
The mission of Argentium Care is to support the efforts of older adults to remain in their homes: we make living easier by delivering the highest level of service and support, and by educating and engaging older adults and their families.
April 15, 2019
Our mission is primarily educational: to be not merely a chess CLUB but a chess SCHOOL, providing instruction and training to players of all ages and skill levels, including providing instruction to Chicago Title I schools. We also seek to offer a welcoming and safe place for a diverse group of people to play chess and connect with groups whom distance and differences have kept apart.
April 4, 2019
Madonna Mission opens the doors of welcome through education. We are a not-for-profit organization providing education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families.
Housing Opportunity Development Corporation is a community-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing serving north suburban Cook County and suburban Lake County. HODC serves low income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals and local workers.
No child should miss a day of school for need of warm, sturdy clothing. Each year ESCCA provides a full wardrobe of clothing and shoes and coats to 700+ school children in need.
April 3, 2019
Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.
March 18, 2019
We believe luxury designed consignment can be a force for good — for our people and our planet. Every consignment, purchase and donation with us gives back to children and families in need in the Chicagoland region, while extending the life cycle of designer fashion and home goods. Together, we’re building a stronger community and a more sustainable world — one handbag, one necklace, one sofa at a time.
March 13, 2019
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in its 13 northern suburban partner communities. NSSRA has over 500 recreation, sport, cultural, social, and leisure offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship.
March 12, 2019
LYDIA Home is a Christ-honoring organization whose mission is to strengthen families to care for children and to care for children when families cannot. For over 100 years, LYDIA Home has been making a difference in the lives of children who are dealing with extreme abuse and neglect.
February 28, 2019
Our goal is to teach people how food gets from the farm to the table. We tend our crops, raise livestock, provide educational experiences and sell our wares at our Farmer’s Market.
February 12, 2019
Our mission is to serve as an advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court, by acting as the eyes and ears of the judge – and the voice of the child.
February 11, 2019
Special Gifts Theatre is a non-profit, educational and therapeutic theatre company for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We use the stage as a platform to develop social skills, speech and language skills, and self confidence.
January 3, 2019
RefugeeOne creates opportunities for refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.
December 19, 2018
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.
December 4, 2018
Learning Bridge Early Education Center is a community based organization whose mission is to strengthen families by providing high quality, affordable care and education for their children. Our highest priority is to help children from all socioeconomic backgrounds gain the skills they need to succeed in school while fostering the shared community values of cooperation and respect.
September 26, 2018
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Beating cancer is in our blood.
September 6, 2018
Glenkirk offers an array of programs and services to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower these individuals to participate fully in all areas of community life.
September 4, 2018
Our mission is to accelerate children’s literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. Working in partnership with underserved schools, Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring during the school day for children in prekindergarten through 2nd grade in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion.
August 27, 2018
Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to guiding youth through the storms of life. Rainbow fosters awareness that youth require support to heal from adverse childhood experiences.
July 19, 2018
Our mission is to raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take action, and create a more sustainable community.
June 13, 2018
Maot Chitim’s mission is the delivery of holiday foods to families and individuals in financial need in the Chicago Community, thus enabling them to observe the holiday in a kosher and dignified manner. Another important objective of our organization is to continue to provide an opportunity for all segments of the Jewish community to come together to volunteer in this heartwarming experience.
June 6, 2018
The mission at Beacon Place is to inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families toward a brighter tomorrow. We do this through a community center and 6 core programs that focus on academic support, nutrition and overall health and other life skills development.
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring 17 interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to age 8 to become effective learners through self-directed, complex play.
May 31, 2018
Our Place of New Trier Township is a community-based program which supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive and socially connected lives in their home community. Our Place provides opportunities for our participants to get involved in a variety of programming with a focus on sports and fitness, nutrition, transition, arts, community outings, life skills and community service.
May 17, 2018
We raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take individual and collective action, and create more sustainable, just, and climate resilient communities.
April 16, 2018
Northwestern Settlement’s comprehensive approach to community building provides immediate assistance for short term emergencies, education opportunities, and access to a wide network of additional programs.
April 9, 2018
The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a cohort-based, group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood, designed to offer unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students in 4th through 8th grades.
April 4, 2018
Art Impact Project is a Chicago nonprofit dedicated to enhancing emotional wellness through creative expression.
April 2, 2018
The Sports Shed makes it possible for kids to have positive alternatives to gangs, violence, and drugs through organized sports. We provide quality sports equipment to schools and other athletic programs in under-resourced communities.
March 26, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Lake County (HFHLC) is a Christian housing ministry which welcomes all people dedicated to building decent, affordable housing for families in need, while empowering families to help themselves.
February 2, 2018
The mission of the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce is supporting and encouraging the development and success of local businesses for the benefit of our vibrant communities.
January 26, 2018
Youth Services offer individual and group therapy to youth dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying and bi-polar disorder in all of the north Chicago suburbs.
January 19, 2018
NAMI Cook County North Suburban is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support and information to persons with serious mental illnesses and their families.
December 14, 2017
The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. The Center for Enriched Living is a social enrichment and skill development community center dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
December 11, 2017
The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Our programs include an emergency domestic violence shelter, a two year transitional housing program, and other outreach services in the area for victims and their children.
November 30, 2017
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.
October 7, 2017
CNE builds strong foundations for young children and pregnant mothers through access to high quality early education and family support.
September 19, 2017
Impact Community Project SOAR seeks to provide adult role models who will foster positive and stable relationships with youth, ages 9-14. SOAR’s goal is recruitment and training of adult volunteer-mentors and is focused on creating effective mentors who grow to become leaders and resource-builders in the lives of Evanston youth.
The mission of North Shore Senior Center is to foster the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in and contribution toward all aspects of community life.
We are the North Shore’s premier provider of fresh, nutritious meals to homebound older adults and others unable to prepare their own food at home. Our mission is to help eradicate hunger and social isolation in the communities we serve.
June 7, 2017
We provide meaningful opportunities for families to support local families in need through collection drives, fundraisers and events.
May 29, 2017
Seeking to ensure cancer patients and their families never have to struggle to get the nourishment they need to survive, we provide both the patients and their families with complementary meals while they undergo treatment.
April 27, 2017
Formerly known as Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield, Counseling Center of the North Shore is a private, not-for-profit community service organization that promotes the emotional well-being of individuals and families through quality, affordable counseling and psychotherapy.
January 24, 2017
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.
November 16, 2016
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.
November 14, 2016
Ten Thousand Villages-Evanston, is a Fair Trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. We feature products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.
October 28, 2016
ESC is a volunteer consulting partner and resource for other nonprofits and public agencies, building leadership, strategy, and solutions critical for their health, growth and sustainability.
October 11, 2016
Founded in 1894, ChildServ continues to give hope to underserved children and their families by offering a wide range of community-based programs as well as services that place children and youth in safe, nurturing home environments.
September 15, 2016
Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.
September 2, 2016
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.
July 6, 2016
We seek to promote a stronger community by meeting individual and family needs through services that identify, prevent and resolve social and emotional problems.
May 24, 2016
The Glencoe Community Garden is a non-profit, sustainable, organic-practicing, food-producing 5,000 sq. ft. mini-farm and garden. 100% of our garden is built and harvested by volunteers, and we donate 100% of our harvest to local food kitchens, pantries and other charitable organizations.
March 30, 2016
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE NIGHT MINISTRY IS NOT TAKING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN REPOSTING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AS SOON AS WE ARE SAFELY ABLE TO. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE.
The Night Ministry serves youth and adults who face multiple complex challenges on a daily basis — including homelessness, poverty, abuse, loneliness, and neglect — by providing critical outreach and short-term housing services.
March 21, 2016
We INSPIRE students to fall in love with learning and discover their purpose, PREPARE them to think for themselves and care about others, and CONNECT them with the world through their academic subjects.
March 13, 2016
We are looking to utilize volunteers in a variety of ways to assist with our daily operations as well as event and seasonal opportunities that provide, promote and engage the community with the resources available at the library.
March 10, 2016
Junior Achievement of Chicago is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
February 26, 2016
Hands of Hope is a community of women committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility. Our mission is to give entire communities the sustainable tools they need to feed families, educate children, improve health and become economically self-sufficient.
February 25, 2016
The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.
The Fred Outa Foundation is devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries. Specifically, the foundation works with orphan children who live in Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation raises money to help provide basic food, medicine and school supplies for the students of Spurgeons Academy and St. Esther’s Girls High School, located in Kibera Slum, Nairobi.
December 16, 2015
For the past 70+ years, the Winnetka Children’s Fair has kicked off summer vacation for the children in our community. The Fair is planned, coordinated and run by the Board of Director’s of the Winnetka Community Nursery School — but it is operated and supported by more than 750 volunteers from the community who give of their time and resources willingly to this special event.
December 15, 2015
Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they deserve, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems, and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality.
October 28, 2015
ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a vital resource to the city’s west side, providing community assistance, life skills development and mental health resources for thousands of families and almost a hundred permanent supportive housing clients.
October 20, 2015
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.
September 21, 2015
We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We provide artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and be a member of an artistic community.
August 6, 2015
The Green Bay Trail is an extraordinary community asset available to all to experience and enjoy.
Mission Statement. We are environmental stewards of the Green Bay Trail. Our mission is to promote a healthy natural corridor for the well-being of individuals and surrounding communities. We create and maintain healthy habitat along the Green Bay Trail by removing invasive species and planting natives.
Core Beliefs. We believe:
• In creating, restoring and protecting the health of the natural habitat to mitigate threats of climate change;
• In the importance of connecting individuals and communities with nature and its beauty to enrich their mental and physical well-being; and
• Excellence will come from developing public and private partnerships which value green space and fresh air.
June 2, 2015
Girls on the Run-Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit after-school program that uses the power of running to educate and prepare 3rd-8th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The innovative program combines training for a celebratory 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
May 11, 2015
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.
January 31, 2015
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
January 14, 2015
The Alliance for Early Childhood is a collaborative, community organization that supports and guides families and educators to nurture the healthy, well-rounded development of children from birth to eight years old.
October 18, 2014
Founded in 2003, we bring teams of trained literacy volunteers and certified reading-assistance dogs into the classroom to tackle the serious issue of childhood literacy.
October 16, 2014
Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN) is a private, play-based preschool with classes for ages 16 months through Junior Kindergarten.
September 29, 2014
The annual Christ Church Rummage Sale is one of the largest and oldest Rummage Sales in the country, attracting over 4,000 shoppers annually from Chicagoland, surrounding states, and as far away as Canada. The sale is run each year by 400+ volunteers of all ages, some of whom have been working the sale for over 40 years. Proceeds from the sale are donated to over 70 Chicago area charities.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 15, 2014
Connections provides housing, employment and supportive services to move individuals and families out of the shadow of homelessness.
July 24, 2014
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Psychotherapy comes form the two Greek words, psyche meaning soul, and therapeuein meaning to take care of or serve. So psychotherapy means serving the soul, not only treating it. We believe in providing a foundation for personal growth, resolving problems, and getting more out of life.
July 18, 2014
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.
May 1, 2014
Bernie’s Book Bank collects new and gently-used books and delivers them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own.
April 9, 2014
Elyssa’s Mission® funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® program in approximately 50 middle and high schools in Illinois. The SOS program teaches students to recognize potentially suicidal behavior and how to ACT®.
March 26, 2014
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center seeks to provide quality, comprehensive, client-centered services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These services are provided in partnership with the survivor in the spirit of equality, free from judgment or oppression.
March 19, 2014
At the Douglas Center we are devoted to providing the best possible environment for our developmentally disabled clients to engage in social interaction with others, to receive needed attention and to pursue vocational tasks. Thus, we need the help of dedicated volunteers who are socially interactive and are dedicated to aiding others.
March 17, 2014
Light and Leadership Initiative’s mission is to respond to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty, by improving the availability and quality of education offered to them.
February 7, 2014
CCIS is dedicated to making Northwestern University’s international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.
February 4, 2014
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
January 7, 2014
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