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March 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Info From the CDC

Where: CDC
Location:

March 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Info From The State of Illinois

Where: Illinois
Location:

March 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Info From the City of Chicago

Where: Chicago
Location:

March 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Info From The Illinois Department of Public Health

Where: Illinois
Location:

March 22, 2020 - May 31, 2020

The Greater Chicago Food Depository Help Needed

How You Can Help

 
Make a simple donation at feedingillinois.org/unite or you can Text FEEDIL to 91999.
 
 Your generous gift will help make sure families in our communities have enough to eat.
Where: Greater Chicago Food Depository
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

CD One Price Cleaners Offers Free Laundry For Healthcare Workers And First Responders

As part of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, dry cleaners and laundry services are designated as “essential.” In light of this, all 34 Chicagoland CD One Price Cleaners are open and ready to serve the community. Additionally, the brand is offering any front-line health care worker, police office, firefighter, or EMT with a valid ID complimentary wash and fold laundry service, including 20 pounds of laundry sorted, washed, dried, and folded for free, weekly, through the end of April.

Where: Chicagoland
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Donate to Cradles to Crayons’ Emergency Essentials Fund

Financial donations to the Emergency Essentials Fund will allow Cradle to Crayons to leverage C2C’s bulk purchasing power and serve thousands of families in need now, and as the community’s needs evolve. $100 provides a two-month supply of these necessities to a family.

 

For more info, visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/covid-19-emergency-fund/

Where: Cradles to Crayons
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Salvation Army Needs Donations

In uncertain times, the Salvation Army is there to offer help and hope to those who need it most. During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Salvation Army is providing food and emergency assistance to those in need. Find out more, make a donation at salvationarmyusa.org.

Where: Salvation Army
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Donate to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

A special fund has been created by local non-profits and the city to ensure that Chicagoans with the greatest need have access to basic services during the outbreak. Donations to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund are being distributed to dozens of local charities.

For more info, visit cct.org/chicago-community-covid-19-response-fund/.

Where: Chicagoland
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Safe Haven Foundation Collecting Donations For COVID-19 Response

Here’s a way to help Chicago’s homeless population. Safe Haven foundation is collecting cleaning supplies including disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes, and sealed hand sanitizer. Financial donations are also welcome. For drop off details or to donate online, visit a safehaven.org.

Where: Save Haven Chicago
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Sittercity Needs Volunteers

A new, dedicated website – sittercity.com/chicagoresponds – will make it easier for workers deemed an essential part of the infrastructure helping Chicago stay safe, to find reliable childcare that will allow them to continue their crucial work. 

Where: Chicagoland
Location:

March 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Donate to St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Where: St. Baldrick's Foundation
Location:

March 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020

DuPage Senior Citizens Council Seeking Emergency Volunteers

DSCC needs emergency volunteers to deliver meals to frail and homebound seniors in DuPage County.

Meals on Wheels are delivered 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Deliveries typically take an hour.

Requirements to volunteer are a valid driver’s license, current car insurance, a background check and to attend a volunteer training that is provided at our central office located in Lombard.

In addition to Meals on Wheels drivers, DSCC is always in need of volunteers for our other services including visiting a senior through our Friendly Visit and Assistance and creating crafts and performing through our Intergenerational Activities.

If interested in delivering meals or any of our volunteer opportunities, visit our website at www.dupageseniorcouncil.org or contact DSCC at 630-620-0804 for more information.

Where: DuPage Senior Citizens Council
Location: 1990 Springer Dr, Lombard, IL 60148

March 25, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Joy in Childhood Foundation

Dunkin’ Donuts is putting all donations to its foundation toward COVID-19 relief efforts. Support the Joy in Childhood Foundation. Non-profits impacted by the outbreak are urged apply for grants.

For more info, visit joyinchildhoodfoundation.org.

Where: Dunkin Donuts
Location:

March 25, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care Searches For Tablet Donations To Digitally Connect Residents To Loved Ones

In an effort to assist residents, staff and leaders at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care are requesting donations of used iPads to provide families and friends the opportunity to video chat. To be used exclusively for digitally connecting residents to their loved ones during these difficult times of required separation, donated iPads and tablets may be dropped off at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care’s offices, where they will be sanitized thoroughly before use.

For more info, visit caledoniaseniorliving.org.

Where: Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care
Location: 800 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546

April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Trails Are Open To Enjoy While Social Distancing At The Morton Arboretum

Trails are open for people to enjoy, while social distancing!

For more information, visit mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/events-and-programs.

Where: Morton Arboretum
Location: 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532

April 12, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Juicebox Free Family Performance Series – Chicago Cultural Center

With engaging music and dance in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the stroller set and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and interact with performers.

 

Visit chicago.gov/juicebox for the full schedule.

Where: Chicago Cultural Center
Location: 8 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

April 12, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Juicebox Free Family Performance Series – Garfield Part Conservatory

With engaging music and dance in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the stroller set and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and interact with performers.

 

Visit chicago.gov/juicebox for the full schedule.

Where: Garfield Park Conservatory
Location: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

April 12, 2020 - October 2, 2020

Bike Palatine 2020 Events Announced

Viist Bikepalatine.com for more information!

Where: Palatine
Location:

April 12, 2020 - May 31, 2020

The Cradle Adoption Agency Removes the Stigma Around Adoption

The Cradle – https://www.cradle.org/ – is a non for profit that the agency works with in the Chicagoland area. They are making strides to end the stigma around adoption.

Where: The Cradle Adoption Agency
Location: 2049 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

April 12, 2020 - December 31, 2020

5000 Kids Book Giveaway for Chicago Area Classrooms

Where: Family Tree Resale
Location: 5066 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60625

April 12, 2020 - May 31, 2020

PopEarth

What IS Pop Earth? PopEarth is short for Population Earth, a 501c3 non-profit, focused on providing holistic health services and options for those with special needs, including Autism and other developmental disorders.

Do you know someone ages 5 to 65 with a developmental disorder that could benefit from Yoga, Reiki, Dance, Exercise, and Massage Therapy? These sessions help with coordination, balance, stress, and more.

Learn more at popearth.org.

Where: https://www.popearth.org/
Location:

April 12, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Shades For Migraines

STEP 1

Put on your shades on June 21st, Migraine Solidarity Day to show you care for people living with migraine disease.

STEP 2

Take a photo of you in your sunglasses and don’t forget to get your friends, family and coworkers in on the fun.

STEP 3

Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine and challenge 3 friends to take part too!

Where: Chicagoland
Location:

April 12, 2020 - February 1, 2021

Register for MatchingDonors.com

MatchingDonors is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and the nation’s largest living organ donor organization finding and registering living organ donors for people needing organ transplants in the United States.

Currently, 22 people die every day waiting on the government’s deceased organ donor waiting list. Those that live to get a transplant from that list wait 7 to 12 years for their organ. In contrast many patients receive their life saving organ transplant from MatchingDonors.com within only 6 months.

Where:
Location:

April 19, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark From The Heart

Your health and safety is important, so the Anti-Cruelty Society has cancelled their physical event, Bark In the Park, on May 16, and are asking you to support animals in need through a digital fundraiser called Bark From The Heart.

Now more than ever, they need your help to care for and protect the animals in their shelter, and the ones that will soon be entering their doors.

For more info on how to donate, visit anticruelty.org/heart.  Anyone donating $50 or more will receive a special Bark From The Heart t-shirt. 

Thank you for your support at this critical time!

Where: Anti-Cruelty Society
Location:

April 23, 2020

DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Virtual Job Fair

What: DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Virtual Job Fair
Where: From anywhere that you have an internet connection
When: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Visit recruitmilitary.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails for more info!

Where: The Internet
Location:

May 2, 2020

2020 Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

Date and Location:

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Prairie State College

202 S Halsted Street

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Call Time:

All volunteers should be at the event from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Arrival times are subject to change.

The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) is looking for volunteers for the 2020 Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk! Volunteers have the option to come as individuals or in a group. So, bring your friends, family, and anyone else you can think of to help at this event. Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of those living with lupus. So please register, donate, volunteer, and spread the word today!

To register for a particular volunteer position, please visit this link at https://lupusil.salsalabs.org/2020volunteerwalkformsouthernsuburbs.

For more questions on the event, please call Taurean Jackson at 312-542-0002 or email him at taurean@lupusil.org. We hope you will join us at the walk this year!

Illinois Lupus Walks are conducted throughout Illinois by the LSI to raise money for lupus research, increase public awareness about lupus, and generate support for those who suffer from its potentially devastating challenges. Each year, thousands of people join forces with the LSI and walk with one unified purpose and achieve our mission. To this date, over 40,000 participants have walked in the Illinois Lupus Walk events.

Where: Prairie State College
Location: 202 S Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411

May 16, 2020

Make-A-Wish Illinois Welcomes Steve Martin to Wish Ball 2020

Out of the darkest nights shine the brightest stars. This May, make them shine even brighter at Wish Ball 2020 – and help bring real wishes to life.

May 16, 2020

Navy Pier, Chicago

6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

 

Including a moderated Q&A with special guest Steven Martin

Tickets are $675/person or $6,750/table of 10. A limited number of premium tables are available for $13,500.

Where: Navy Pier
Location: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

May 16, 2020

2020 WRIGHT PLUS HOUSEWALK

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents its 2020 Wright Plus Housewalk on May 16, featuring rare interior tours of private residences and landmark public structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and fellow architects. The all-day annual architectural experience is held in the historic Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest, home to more Wright buildings than anywhere in the world.

Where: Oak Park/River Forest
Location: Chicago Suburbs

May 30, 2020

Take Steps Chicago

When: May 30, 2020 – 1:00 -3:00 pm  

Where: Maggie Daley Park  – 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Where: Maggie Daley Park
Location: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

June 6, 2020

Chicago Walk to End Lupus Now

Walk to End Lupus Now® events provide all people affected by lupus and their families the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose — to end lupus. Join the Lupus Foundation of America and thousands of walkers in nearly 60 cities across the nation to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Where: Lincoln Park Rowing Lagoon
Location: 2341 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

June 12, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Ribfest Chicago 2020

WHAT:            Ribfest Chicago 2020

                          Hosted by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. 

 

WHERE:         Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road (4000N-2000W) and Berteau Avenue (4185N-2100W). 

                          CTA Buses 50 and 80 stop at Damen/Irving Park Rd.  El: Brown Line to Irving Park.

 

WHEN:            Friday, June 12, 2020 – 5 pm to 10 pm

                          Saturday, June 13, 2020 – Noon to 10 pm

                          Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Noon to 10 pm

 

COST:             Suggested $10 Donation/$20 per family is requested to benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs.

 

MORE INFO: www.ribfest-chicago.com/.

Where: Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park
Location:

June 13, 2020

Take Steps Naperville

When: June 13, 2020

Where: North Central College – 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540

Where: North Central College
Location: 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540

June 13, 2020

Imerman Angels’ Brunch Run 5K & Walk

This is not your ordinary 5K! The Brunch Run is a 5K (or one-mile walk) with a reward worth running or walking for. Join this can’t-miss event where you can get involved with Imerman Angles’ mission and help honor their Mentees and Mentor Angels! Your participation will support their FREE one-on-one cancer support services.

When you reach the finish line, you will be treated to an amazing brunch from Chicago’s award-winning Blue Plate Catering. That’s not all – every participant receives the following, a $67 value:
• Signature Brunch ($30 value; check out our eight-entree menu here!)
• On-Course Gourmet Surprises
• Ice-Cold Beer from Revolution Brewing at the Finish (must be 21 years of age or older)
• Mimosa Bar (must be 21 years of age or older)
• Technical T-Shirt (gender specific)
• Commemorative Medal

Where: Montrose Harbor
Location: 601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

June 14, 2020

Take Steps Glenview

When: June 14, 2020 – 4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Gallery Park – 2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026

Where: Gallery Park
Location: 2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026

July 16, 2020

Helping Hands Networks’ Annual Celebrity Golf and Games Tournament

Where: Twin Orchard Country Club
Location: 22353 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

July 19, 2020

10th Annual 5K Run-Walk to End Homelessness

Join Chicago’s Most Fun & Highest Social Impact Event To Help the Homeless!
RUNNERS, WALKERS, VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS WELCOME!
A Safe Haven Foundation will host its 10th Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness on Sunday, July 19, 2019 at Chicago’s beautiful Montrose Harbor Grove 16 at 600 W Montrose Harbor Dr., Chicago, IL 60613 at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds will go to support our mission of transforming lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Music and a FREE Kids Fun RUN! (Registration required) will also be included.

 

Visit runtoendhomelessness.org for more information.

Where: Montrose Harbor
Location: 601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

August 8, 2020

2020 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

Date and Location:
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct
Naperville, IL 60540
Call Time:
All volunteers should be at the event from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Arrival times are subject to change.
The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) is looking for volunteers for the 2020 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk! Volunteers have the option to come as individuals or in a group. So, bring your friends, family, and anyone else you can think of to help at this event. Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of those living with lupus. So please register, donate, volunteer, and spread the word today!
To register for a particular volunteer position, please visit this link at https://lupusil.salsalabs.org/2020volunteerwalkformwesternsuburbs
For more questions on the event, please call Taurean Jackson at 312-542-0002 or email him at tauran@lupusil.org. We hope you will join us at the walk this year!
Illinois Lupus Walks are conducted throughout Illinois by the LSI to raise money for lupus research, increase public awareness about lupus, and generate support for those who suffer from its potentially devastating challenges. Each year, thousands of people join forces with the LSI and walk with one unified purpose and achieve our mission. To this date, over 40,000 participants have walked in the Illinois Lupus Walk events.

Where: Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
Location: 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct Naperville, IL 60540

August 30, 2020

2020 Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk & Fun Run

Date and Location:
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Lincoln Park Grove#2
Between Stockton and LaSalle
1746 N Stockton Dr
Chicago IL 60614
Call Time:
All volunteers should be at the event from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Arrival times are subject to change.
The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) is looking for volunteers for the 2020 Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk & Fun Run! Volunteers have the option to come as individuals or in a group. So, bring your friends, family, and anyone else you can think of to help at this event. Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of those living with lupus. So please register, donate, volunteer, and spread the word today!
To register for a particular volunteer position, please visit this link at https://lupusil.salsalabs.org/2020volunteerwalkformchicago
For more questions on the event, please call Taurean Jackson at 312-542-0002 or email him at tauran@lupusil.org. We hope you will join us at the walk this year!
Illinois Lupus Walks are conducted throughout Illinois by the LSI to raise money for lupus research, increase public awareness about lupus, and generate support for those who suffer from its potentially devastating challenges. Each year, thousands of people join forces with the LSI and walk with one unified purpose and achieve our mission. To this date, over 40,000 participants have walked in the Illinois Lupus Walk events.

Where: Lincoln Park Grove#2
Location: Between Stockton and LaSalle 1746 N Stockton Dr Chicago IL 60614