Chicago Zoological Society Celebrates Conservation Efforts"People need to celebrate successes in conservation. You hear about issues all the time. But we have people who are getting awards that have done incredible things in conservation."
West Englewood Pastor Planning Community Center For Teenage MothersRev. Cartha McKenzie Jr., pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, said mothers are the backbone of the community.
Catholic Charities' Toy Drive Needs Help Meeting Christmas GoalA major charity has been falling well short of its goal of toys and other gifts for its annual gift-giving campaign for thousands of needy children.
City Collecting Donated Household Goods For Formerly Homeless VetsA program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.
Retired Judge Gives $2M To DuPage County Convalescent CenterIn pledging $2 million to the DuPage County Convalescent Foundation, Kenneth Moy asked everyone in DuPage – especially judges and lawyers – to help and match his funds.
Honor Flight Chicago Launches Inaugural D.C. Trip For Korean War VeteransMore than 60 Korean War veterans received a special treat Wednesday, when they joined 40 World War II veterans on a free trip to Washington, D.C.
Group Offering Honorary Trips To D.C. For Korean War VeteransA group that has been taking World War II veterans on free trips to D.C. for the past eight years has begun taking Korean War veterans as well.
PETA Donating Used Furs To Homeless In ChicagoPETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne said the furs should be put to good use since they already exist.
Trinity International Football Players Helping Rescue Victims Of Human TraffickingFor the third year, members of the Trinity International University Trojans football team were holding a fundraiser for a women’s shelter for sex trafficking victims in northern India.
Celebrities Help Young Volunteers Mark "We Day" In IllinoisWe Day is part of a global movement rooted in activism, charity, and social change. It features marketers, entrepreneurs, and some of Chicago’s most famous recording artists.
Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA HospitalA window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.
Chicago Charity Challenge Kicks Off Second YearBusinesses go head-to-head all the time, and many of them will soon begin competing to see which can raise the most charity dollars and provide charity volunteer time from among their employees.
Cops At The Donut Shop? It's No Joke, It's A FundraiserIt's an easy stereotype: cops at the donut shop. But it’s not everyday you’ll see a group of police officers standing on the roof of a Dunkin' Donuts.
Lucas, Hobson Give $25M To University Of Chicago Lab SchoolsStar Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, investment banker Mellody Hobson, have donated $25 million to the University of Chicago Lab Schools, to help pay for construction of a new arts hall.
College Students' Cancer Charity Tour Comes To ChicagoTwo college students’ class project has turned into a non-profit that aims to brighten the lives of young cancer patients, and – when possible – to put other college students in the patients’ shoes.