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Public Service Spotlight
Compass to Care Seeks Volunteers for Tag Days Event in Park Ridge
Friday April 17, 2015 - Saturday April 18, 2015

Compass to Care ensures all children can access life-saving cancer treatment by helping them travel from their homes to the hospital. The organization is looking for as many volunteers as possible to help with a fundraising Tag Days event in Park Ridge, April 17th and 18th.  To sign up, or to find another way to help, go to http://compasstocare.org 

Where: Park Ridge, IL
Location: various locations
Charity Spotlight
Support March for Kids to Benefit Mercy Home
Sunday March 01, 2015 - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Help save a kid in crisis. Join Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in supporting March for Kids. By making a donation or becoming a volunteer this March, you can give children hope, healing, and opportunities to build a better future. Join the march everybody!  Go to marchforkids.org.

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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 February 25, 2015 - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Support Coat Angels and Bring Warmth to Chicago Kids

Even though Winter’s almost over, many Chicago children are still going to school cold. The Coat Angels organization provides new coats, sweaters, hats and gloves to needy Chicago kids, providing them warmth…and a sense of worth. Learn how you can help Coat Angels keep kids warm and make them feel special, by going to coatangels.org.

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

Friday April 17, 2015 - Saturday April 18, 2015

Compass to Care Seeks Volunteers for Tag Days Event in Park Ridge

Compass to Care ensures all children can access life-saving cancer treatment by helping them travel from their homes to the hospital. The organization is looking for as many volunteers as possible to help with a fundraising Tag Days event in Park Ridge, April 17th and 18th.  To sign up, or to find another way to help, go to http://compasstocare.org 

Where: Park Ridge, IL
Location: various locations

Saturday April 18, 2015

The Golden Quest: A Kirk Player Treasure Hunt

Tired of typical benefit dinners with rubber chicken? The Kirk Players have an event for you – ‘The Golden Quest: A Kirk Player Treasure Hunt.’ This Amazing Race-style event, taking place at locations across Lake County, is happening on Saturday, April 18. Check in location at Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church in Mundelein with the Finish Line and After Party at Grand Dominion at Del Webb in Mundelein. Get your team together and register by going to www.kirkplayers.org.

Where: various locations in Lake County
Location: Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church & Grand Dominion at Del Webb

Saturday April 18, 2015

Building a Bridge to the Future Gala

Help The Bridge Youth & Family Services celebrate a monumental milestone – a half century of serving children and families in northwestern Cook County, with counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, and much more. Attend their ‘Building a Bridge to the Future’ Gala at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows on Saturday, April 18th. For tickets and information go to bridgeyouth.org.

Where: Rolling Meadows, IL
Location: The Meadows Club

Saturday April 18, 2015

CARA’s Lakefront 10 Miler

Snap your fitness back into shape with the Chicago Area Runners Association’s Lakefront 10 Miler on Saturday, April 18th. For more information on this 10 mile race on the edge of both Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago, register at cararuns.org.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Montrose Harbor

Saturday April 18, 2015

Chicago Parrothead Club’s ‘Party in Parrotdise’

Jimmy Buffet Fans…the Chicago Parrothead Club is hosting ‘Party in Parrotdise,’ with this year’s theme ‘Cruising to Parrotdise Island.’ Join the fun at the Carol Stream American Legion Post on Saturday, April 18th, with dinner, live music and more…Benefitting The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter and Gateway to Cancer Research. For information go to chicagoparrotheads.com.

Where: Carol Stream, IL
Location: American Legion Post

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 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

 


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

Wednesday December 31, 2014 - Monday March 30, 2015

Step Up. Get Tested.

Help stamp out HIV in Chicagoland. This summer, FREE ‘Step Up. Get Tested’ HIV testing events are taking place across the city. Complete with rapid testing, education and support services. It’s private and results are accurate and quick. Find a testing event near you at CLICK HERE.

Where: Various
Location: Everywhere

Sunday March 01, 2015 - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Support March for Kids to Benefit Mercy Home

Help save a kid in crisis. Join Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in supporting March for Kids. By making a donation or becoming a volunteer this March, you can give children hope, healing, and opportunities to build a better future. Join the march everybody!  Go to marchforkids.org.

Where: Chicago, IL
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