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SGA Youth and Family Services Clothing & Toy Drive
Friday January 01, 2016 - Thursday March 31, 2016

Even though the holidays are over…you can  still help someone in need.   SGA Youth and  Family Services, one of Chicago’s longstanding non-profit,  social service organizations, is hosting a clothing and toy  drive all winter long. Drop off new and gently used clothing  & unwrapped toys, or monetary donations, at any of the  three SGA facilities – downtown Chicago, Brighton Park, and  Roseland.  For information call 312.663.0305 or visit  www.sga-youth.org.

Where: Chicago, Brighton Park, Roseland
Location: SGA Youth and Family Services Offices
Charity Spotlight

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Pajama Drive
Friday January 15, 2016 - Sunday February 28, 2016

You can help provide foster youth with the essential items they need to adjust to a new home and succeed in a new environment. Take part in the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Pajama Drive in the Chicago area, benefitting children served by Hephizibah Children’s Association, ChildServ and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Through Sunday, Feb. 28th, drop off new pajamas and monetary donations at any of the 132 area Mattress Firm stores. Find one near you at mattressfirm.com.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Friday January 15, 2016 - Sunday February 28, 2016

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Pajama Drive

You can help provide foster youth with the essential items they need to adjust to a new home and succeed in a new environment. Take part in the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Pajama Drive in the Chicago area, benefitting children served by Hephizibah Children’s Association, ChildServ and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Through Sunday, Feb. 28th, drop off new pajamas and monetary donations at any of the 132 area Mattress Firm stores. Find one near you at mattressfirm.com.

Where: Chicago area
Location: Mattress Firm Locations

Sunday January 31, 2016 - Monday February 29, 2016

Help Save Lives with MatchingDonors.com

There are a lot of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason – this one saves lives. It’s MatchingDonors.com. MatchingDonors.com links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, visit MatchingDonors.com, home of the greatest gift of all…the gift of life.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Wednesday February 3, 2016 - Monday February 29, 2016

Support the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

The Chicago Lighthouse provides critical educational services to children who are blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled.  The Lighthouse is changing lives through its innovative Preschool, Birth to Three and other cutting-edge programs. Find out how you can help by calling  312-997-3675 or going to  chicagolighthouse.org.
Where: various
Location: Chicago & satellite locations

Wednesday February 3, 2016 - Sunday February 14, 2016

Join the Handfuls of Love Valentine Program at Lurie Children’s

Join the Handfuls of Love valentine program and send a personalized message to a hospitalized child at Lurie Children’s  this Valentine’s Day!  Help them meet the goal of collecting 10,000 valentines by February 14 in order to hand out a card to each patient — and paper the walls of the hospital’s Family Life Center with your valentines! The valentines are free to send and can be sent directly through (http://www.luriechildrens.org/valentine).

Where:
Location: Chicago

Sunday February 7, 2016

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s ‘Be My Valentine’ Family Brunch

 

It promises to be one of the sweetest events of the year. The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s 9th Annual ‘Be My Valentine’ Family Brunch Event. It’s happening at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on Sunday, February 7th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Complete with Valentines activities for kids, live entertainment, a delicious buffet, and much more. For information and tickets call 312-926-7133 or go to lynnsage.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Ritz-Carlton

Thursday February 11, 2016 - Sunday February 21, 2016

Chicago Theater Week

Celebrate the rich tradition of Chicago’s diverse theatre scene by taking in a show during Chicago Theater week. This program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago offers specially priced tickets to more than 100 productions, musicals, new works, classics and more. Chicago Theatre Week is happening February 11-21, but tickets are on sale now at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.

Where: Chicago
Location: various theaters in Chicago area

Thursday February 11, 2016

‘Gaming for Good’ to Benefit Franciscan Outreach

Enjoy vintage arcade games, drinks, and fun to benefit our Chicago neighbors facing homelessness. Sign up now for ‘Gaming for Good’ to benefit Franciscan Outreach. It’s at Headquarters Beercade, 2833 N. Sheffield in Chicago, on Thursday evening, February 11th. For information go to franoutreach.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Headquarters Beercade

Saturday February 20, 2016 - Sunday February 21, 2016

Join Cycle for Survival & Fight Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival is the national movement to beat rare cancers. Every dollar raised goes to research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On Feb. 20-21st, ride at Equinox with your friends and family. Join the Battle. Visit www.cycleforsurvival.org.

Where: Chicago & other cities nationwide
Location: Equinox

Thursday February 25, 2016

Thresholds Annual Charity Poker Tournament

Help Thresholds transform the lives of people struggling with mental illness. Take part in the Thresholds Annual Charity Poker Tournament, an exciting evening of competitive Texas Hold’Em poker, complete with cocktails, dinner and more. The Grand Prize is an entry into the 47th Annual World Series of Poker in Vegas. It’s happening, Thursday evening, February 25th at River Roast in Chicago. For information go to www.thresholds.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: River Roast

Saturday February 27, 2016

Park Lawn Auction 2016

Experience the sights and sounds of Hollywood at Park Lawn’s ‘A Rhapsody in Blue’ Signature Auction. It’s happening at the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip on Saturday, February 27th. Cocktail attire required. For tickets call 708-425-6867 or go to parklawn.com. Proceeds benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Where: Alsip, IL
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Ongoing Public Service Announcements

Friday January 01, 2016 - Thursday March 31, 2016

SGA Youth and Family Services Clothing & Toy Drive

Even though the holidays are over…you can  still help someone in need.   SGA Youth and  Family Services, one of Chicago’s longstanding non-profit,  social service organizations, is hosting a clothing and toy  drive all winter long. Drop off new and gently used clothing  & unwrapped toys, or monetary donations, at any of the  three SGA facilities – downtown Chicago, Brighton Park, and  Roseland.  For information call 312.663.0305 or visit  www.sga-youth.org.

Where: Chicago, Brighton Park, Roseland
Location: SGA Youth and Family Services Offices