Charities

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving hundreds dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Be Wary Of Scams In Wake Of Nepal Earthquake, Better Business Bureau Warns

Fraudulent charities and individuals often spring up following natural disasters.

04/27/2015

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Despite Economic Recovery, Charities Still Struggling For Dollars

At a time when many people give to charity groups, the economy has improved, but there are still challenges in raising money.

11/28/2014

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Univ. Of Illinois Gives Penn State Settlement Money To 4 Charities

The University of Illinois has received its part of a settlement from the fallout from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, and is passing on the money to four agencies that help families deal with the trauma of child abuse.

08/13/2013

Growing Home Wood Street Farm (credit: growinghomeinc.org/Andrew Collings)

Top Chicago Charities

There’s always plenty to do in the city, but sometimes you’ve got to balance what’s important. Are you hitting the gym and playing sports enough? Are you seeing your friends enough? Are you expanding your artistic and culinary horizons? Take a break from yourself and go support those in need through one of these excellent Chicagoland charitable organizations.

12/14/2011

A parochial school student sips from a water fountain. (CBS)

Charities Bracing For Chicago Water Bills

Mayor Emanuel’s new water and sewer bills are back in the news. They have yet to be issued, but churches and charities are trying to figure out how big they’ll be.

12/02/2011

Volunteers with Chicago White Sox Charities will be doing painting, landscaping and other rehab work at George B. McClellan Elementary School as part of a day of service for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Credit: CBS)

Local Charities Preparing A Day Of Service For 9/11 Anniversary

This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to volunteer or do something good for their community in a national day of service. For several years now on that date, thousands of Chicagoans have been doing just that.

CBS 2–08/31/2011

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How To Know If Sidewalk Solicitors Are Legit

They seem to be everywhere you look downtown; people who want to stop you and get you to give to their cause. But how do you know which people collecting on the sidewalk are what the city calls legitimate? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones shows us.

CBS 2–07/13/2011