H-F High freshmen, from left, Xiiyaire Pullium, Sophia Hall and Madyson Keelen with some of the dozens of purses they’ve collected for Purse for a Purpose. (Provided photo) Every woman has her own style. A purse is one of the outward signs that says a lot about you. Purses, large[Read More…]
The Feehery brothers, who grew up in Homewood, race bikes competitively, so they felt really bummed when the 2020 cycling season screeched to a halt in the face of the COVID pandemic. They pivoted to a new project, Brothers Ride 24, a daylong bike ride to raise money for charity.
During this season of giving, Respond Now is seeking unwrapped new toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 14 for its Holiday Giveaway event on Dec. 12 and 13. The agency is in need of games, books, craft items, sports equipment and gift cards in $20 amounts. While[Read More…]
Local non-profit organizations are taking part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of sharing, on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Founded in New York City in 2012, #GivingTuesday offers people the chance to help others by supporting causes important to them. It is estimated that over the past five years $300 million has been[Read More…]
YouMatter2, a youth group doing philanthropic work, is collecting funds to help meet the needs for clean water around the globe. The group is hosting a Walk for Water 5K on Saturday, April 28, to raise money for this endeavor. Statistics show nearly one billion people do not have access[Read More…]
Selena Gilchrist was on the right CTA bus at the right time last fall. As a result, she drove home on Christmas Eve in a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, a gift from Chevrolet of Homewood.
Inflation has not hit the Winfrey girls’ hot chocolate stand, an annual fundraiser for the Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots program. In spite of their low prices, Kayla, 18, and Mara, 16, managed to break their own fundraising record, bringing in $1,650 this year. That meant more toys for needy[Read More…]
Flossmoor police officers, during their Monday pre-holiday shopping spree, got a peek inside Santa’s workshop. Or at least the closest than any of us will ever get to it. The officers were granted access to a holiday storage area at Flossmoor’s Meijer store for the Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots[Read More…]
Does the holiday season make you feel generous? You’re not alone. This is the time of year when most people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need, a way of spreading cheer that feels good. While there are worthy causes around the world, charitable giving close to[Read More…]
South Suburban Family Shelter is looking for individuals, families or businesses interested in participating in its annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program for victims of domestic violence and their children during the holiday season. The Adopt-A-Family program benefits those experiencing financial hardship as a result of their family circumstances. “They would likely[Read More…]