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Public Service Spotlight

Help Local Kids Stay Warm This Winter Through Snug Hugs for Kids
Tuesday November 01, 2016 - Tuesday December 13, 2016

Help local kids served by Children’s Home + Aid stay warm this winter. Please donate new or like-new winter outerwear now through December 13th to Snug Hugs for Kids at any Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops. Items should be sized to fit newborn to 18 year old children. Used items should be clean, free of holes and have a working zipper. Find a Merlin location near you at merlins.com.

Where: Chicago Area
Location: Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops
Charity Spotlight

Support ‘Operation: Santa PAWS’
Friday December 16, 2016

Join The Drive’s Sherman & Tingle this holiday season with ‘Operation: Santa PAWS.’  We’re collecting new toys, food, and cash donations for animals served by PAWS Chicago who don’t have homes for the holidays. The Drive will broadcast LIVE all day Friday, December 16th from 7am-7pm at the PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center inside the Highland Park PETCO at 1616 Deerfield Road.  Drop off donations there, and meet some dogs and cats that would love a forever family. You can also bring your supplies to any PAWS adoption center…or CLICK HERE to make a donation today to The Drive’s Operation:  Santa PAWS.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Tuesday November 1, 2016 - Monday December 12, 2016

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago Holiday Gift Drive

Help deliver a happy holiday season for thousands of area children. Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago are collecting 2,500 gifts for their members and they need your help. For information about the types of gifts needed, the drop off location…or to make a donation CLICK HERE. (Deadline December 12th).

Where: Chicago
Location: James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday November 1, 2016 - Tuesday December 13, 2016

Help Local Kids Stay Warm This Winter Through Snug Hugs for Kids

Help local kids served by Children’s Home + Aid stay warm this winter. Please donate new or like-new winter outerwear now through December 13th to Snug Hugs for Kids at any Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops. Items should be sized to fit newborn to 18 year old children. Used items should be clean, free of holes and have a working zipper. Find a Merlin location near you at merlins.com.

Where: Chicago Area
Location: Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops

Wednesday November 9, 2016 - Saturday December 31, 2016

Support Bruno’s Pantry Food Bank for Pets

Bruno’s Pantry is a different kind of food bank…a food bank only for pets. Area Pet owners facing financial hardship can turn to Bruno’s Pantry to help them feed and care for their best buddies until they’re back on their feet. Find out more and make a donation at brunospantry.com. Or download the WoofTrax app, take your dog for a walk, and donate to Bruno’s.

Where: Geneva, IL
Location: Bruno's Pantry

Wednesday November 9, 2016 - Friday December 30, 2016

Join the Fight Against Hunger with The Greater Chicago Food Depository

In our community, more than 812,000 people turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository each year for help putting food on their table. This holiday season, help us ensure that everyone has the food they need. Join the fight against hunger by making a gift at chicagosfoodbank.org.

Where: Chicago Area
Location: Everywhere

Friday November 11, 2016 - Thursday December 15, 2016

Arlington Heights Firefighters Coat Drive 2016

Arlington Heights Firefighters are now hosting a coat drive to help needy students and families in District 25 stay warm this winter – Donate your new and gently used coats at all four Arlington Heights fire stations thru Tuesday, December 15. For information call 847-368-5450.

Where: Arlington Heights
Location: Various Fire Stations

Friday November 18, 2016 - Monday January 2, 2017

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

It’s a one-of-a-kind holiday event perfect for all ages. Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle offers a magical wintertime walk in the woods, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of vivid, colored lights and captivating interactive elements. Illumination continues thru January 2nd.

Where: Lisle
Location: Morton Arboretum

Thursday December 1, 2016 - Saturday December 31, 2016

Make the Most of Your Holiday Charitable Giving at Charity Navigator

The holiday charitable giving season is here…before you make that donation, find a charity you can trust with Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent charity evaluator.  Make sure your dollars do the most good at charitynavigator.org.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Saturday December 10, 2016 - Saturday December 31, 2016

Participants Needed for NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute Aortic Valve Study

Have you or someone you care for been told they may need a new heart valve?  If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at NorthShore University HealthSystem for a less invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.  This procedure allows your valve to be replaced without the need for open heart surgery.  To find out if you qualify for this aortic valve study, call the NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute – 847-570-2250.

Where: Chicago Area
Location: Chicago Area

Thursday December 15, 2016

Support the Israel Idonije Foundation’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ Program

Building positive relationships between inner city kids and Chicago police is the mission of ‘Shop with a Cop.’  Sponsored by the Israel Idonije Foundation, this event brings underprivileged children and police officers together for a bowling party and a holiday shopping trip on December 15th. Help Izzy and police officers build bridges in our communities.  For details and to make a contribution go to http://israelidonije.org/

Where: Chicago
Location: various

Friday December 16, 2016

Support ‘Operation: Santa PAWS’

Join The Drive’s Sherman & Tingle this holiday season with ‘Operation: Santa PAWS.’  We’re collecting new toys, food, and cash donations for animals served by PAWS Chicago who don’t have homes for the holidays. The Drive will broadcast LIVE all day Friday, December 16th from 7am-7pm at the PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center inside the Highland Park PETCO at 1616 Deerfield Road.  Drop off donations there, and meet some dogs and cats that would love a forever family. You can also bring your supplies to any PAWS adoption center…or CLICK HERE to make a donation today to The Drive’s Operation:  Santa PAWS.

Where: Highland Park, IL
Location: PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center inside PETCO

 


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