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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
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at IAHC
Saturday March 14, 2015 - Tuesday March 17, 2015

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish American Heritage Center,  on Saturday, March 14 with the St. Patrick’s Festival, following the downtown parade. Come back for more with the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 17. It’s two days of music, dance and family fun, all under one roof, at . 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago.  For tickets, http://www.irish-american.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 March 14, 2015 - Tuesday March 17, 2015

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at IAHC

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish American Heritage Center,  on Saturday, March 14 with the St. Patrick’s Festival, following the downtown parade. Come back for more with the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 17. It’s two days of music, dance and family fun, all under one roof, at . 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago.  For tickets, http://www.irish-american.org.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Irish American Heritage Center

Saturday March 28, 2015

GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park hosts ‘I Have A Voice’ International Gala

GiGi’s Playhouse is a community of achievement centers helping enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. You can support their important work as GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park hosts it’s second annual ‘I Have a Voice’ International fundraising gala. It’s happening at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Saturday, March 28th. Complete with a sit-down dinner, auctions, music, dancing and more. For information go to gigisplayhouse.org/TinleyPark

Where: Tinley Park, IL
Location: Tinley Park Convention Center

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 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

Tuesday December 16, 2014 - Sunday March 15, 2015

Join the Donor Registry at Be The Match

For people with life threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. ‘Be the Match’ connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. Find out how you can join the donor registry…or give funds to help – CLICK HERE.

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

Wednesday January 07, 2015 - Friday March 06, 2015

Support Doctors of the World

Give the Gift of Life. Text the word ‘Doctor’ to 501501 and make a 1-time of $10 donation to help Doctors Of The World care for the most vulnerable in the US and around the world. That’s ‘Doctor’ to 501501. Data & messaging rates may apply.

Where:
Location: Everywhere