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Public Service Spotlight
Support Turning Pointe Autism Foundation During Autism Awareness Month
Wednesday April 01, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Join WDRV and The Morning Drive’s Dan McNeil marking Autism Awareness Month by supporting Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Turning Pointe has helped Danny Mac and his son, along with other children, individuals and families navigate thru autism’s lifelong impact.  All listeners of The Drive who make a tax deductible $10 donation to Turning Pointe this month will receive a puzzle piece lapel magnet to show their support. Just go to turningpointeautismfoundation.org and indicate on the donation page that Danny Mac sent you.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere
Charity Spotlight
Join The Safeway Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation to Fight Hunger
Friday March 20, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015

1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger…that’s nearly 17 million kids who worry where their next meal will come from. Join The Safeway Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation to help us end childhood hunger.  To help undo hunger for America’s children, go to hungeris.org. You can also visit your local Safeway family of stores to donate.

 

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Volunteerism

If you know of an organization you would like to see on wdrv.com, or would like to run a public service announcement on The Drive, please e-mail Kathy Voltmer or call us at 312-274-9710 with your event information. To view the public service announcements and volunteer opportunities from specific organizations, select a letter below for all organizations beginning with that letter.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Wednesday April 1, 2015 - Friday July 31, 2015

Support Youth Outreach Services

Share your heart with a child who needs your help. Become a foster parent to a Chicago teen. Youth Outreach Services matches teens with loving homes and provides you both with ongoing support, 24/7.  Visit yos.org to find out more. They’ll give you a hand…so you can give your heart.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Saturday April 11, 2015 - Saturday October 3, 2015

Registration Open for Foodie 5K

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Foodie 5K Fun Run benefitting Northern Illinois Food Bank. This year’s event includes three locations: April 11 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton; May 9 at Adler Park in Libertyville; and October 3 at Joliet Speedway. Go to solvehungertoday.org\foodie5k for information.

Where: Wheaton, Libertyville & Joliet
Location: Cantigny Park, Adler Park, Joliet Speedway

Wednesday April 22, 2015

The Drive’s 14th Annual Guitar Auction Features Fender Strat Signed by Steve Winwood

Earth Day is Wednesday and the Drive’s celebrating…with our 14th annual online auction to benefit the Save the Earth Foundation. This year, we’re auctioning off a gorgeous new Fender American Special Standard Stratocaster,  signed by Steve Winwood. It’s surf green with a maple fingerboard. Own a piece of rock history…and save a piece of the earth.  With The Drive’s online auction an autographed guitar from Steve Winwood, playing the Chicago Theater Saturday, April 18th. The auction runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Earth Day…April 22nd at wdrv.com.

Where: WDRV.com
Location: WDRV.com

Sunday April 26, 2015

BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk

The American Brain Tumor Association is a leader in the pursuit of brain tumor research breakthroughs. Support the BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on Sunday, April 26th at Soldier Field. Go to www.BT5K.org or call 800-886-1281 for details.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Soldier Field

Saturday May 2, 2015

Porchlight Goes Vegas

Ante up for a great cause – Porchlight Counseling Services.  It’s Porchlight Goes Vegas, a Casino Night and Chip In for Charity at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest on Saturday evening, May 2nd. For information   go to porchlightcounseling.org or call 847-328-4370.

Where: Lake Forest, IL
Location: Gorton Community Center

Sunday May 3, 2015

CVS Health Stride for a Cure

People with pulmonary hypertension simply want to breathe. Support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s CVS Health Stride for a Cure.  Join The Drive Sunday morning, May 3rd for the Walk & Run at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. Donations go to PH support, awareness, education and research. Learn more at o2breathe.org.

Where: Elk Grove Village, IL
Location: Busse Woods Forest Preserve

Saturday May 9, 2015

Registration Open for U of C Careers Conference for H.S. Students

Registration is now open for University of Chicago’s Careers Conference for High School Students. It’s happening on Saturday, May 9th at the Hyde Park campus. Includes lunch. Space is limited so find out more information and register today at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CC4HSS2015. You can also contact the Office of Special Programs at 773-702-8288 or email osp-cp@uchicago.edu.

Where: Chicago
Location: University of Chicago

Saturday May 9, 2015

Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

Join the fight against epilepsy! Take part in the 15th annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K on Saturday, April 25th in Wheaton, and on Saturday, May 9th at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor. Proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. For more information, visit epilepsychicago.org.

Where: Wheaton & Chicago
Location: Cantigny Park & Montrose Harbor

Sunday May 10, 2015

Beverly Breast Cancer Walk

One in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.  Join the largest walk in Chicago’s Southwest area – the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk, this Mother’s Day, May 10th.  Walk for your Mother, Daughter, Wife or Friend-in a three-mile route beginning in Ridge Park in Chicago at 96th Street and Longwood Drive.  For information and registration, go to BeverlyBreastCancerWalk.org  or call 708.229.5022.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Ridge Park

Sunday May 10, 2015

Komen Chicago’s Race for the Cure

Help end breast cancer at Komen Chicago’s 18th Annual Race for the Cure. Register for the 10K or 5K Timed Run, 5K Walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk.  It starts and ends at Butler Field in Grant Park, followed by music & festivities. It’s happening on Mother’s Day…that’s Sunday, May 10th  Register now at komenchicago.org.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Butler Field

 


Ongoing Public Service Announcements

Wednesday October 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 30, 2015

Become a Foster Parent Through Youth Outreach Services

Share your heart with a child who needs your help. Become a foster parent to a Chicago teen. Youth Outreach Services matches teens with loving homes and provides you both with ongoing support, 24/7. CLICK HERE to find out more. They’ll give you a hand…so you can give your heart.

Where:
Location: Everywhere

Friday March 20, 2015 - Tuesday June 30, 2015

Start Preparing for the Future with College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program

Imagine having college tuition paid for so you can truly enjoy every moment with your child. At up to 29% off contract pricing on prepaid tuition plans, the College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program helps to freeze the cost of college at current rates to protect families against tuition inflation—making planning for college a lot easier. Start preparing for the future today and visit collegeillinois.org to learn more about College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Plans.

 

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Friday March 20, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Join The Safeway Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation to Fight Hunger

1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger…that’s nearly 17 million kids who worry where their next meal will come from. Join The Safeway Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation to help us end childhood hunger.  To help undo hunger for America’s children, go to hungeris.org. You can also visit your local Safeway family of stores to donate.

 

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Wednesday April 01, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Support Turning Pointe Autism Foundation During Autism Awareness Month

Join WDRV and The Morning Drive’s Dan McNeil marking Autism Awareness Month by supporting Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Turning Pointe has helped Danny Mac and his son, along with other children, individuals and families navigate thru autism’s lifelong impact.  All listeners of The Drive who make a tax deductible $10 donation to Turning Pointe this month will receive a puzzle piece lapel magnet to show their support. Just go to turningpointeautismfoundation.org and indicate on the donation page that Danny Mac sent you.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere