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Chicago Charities

Low's Rihanna Cover To Benefit Music Programs At CPS Schools

Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

Story by Chloe Riley, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: NEAR WEST SIDE — A Rihanna song is giving Chicago Public Schools students some aid after the Minn...

Bear Necessities Celebrates 20 Years of Raising Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

There is one charity headquartered in Chicago that stands out for making a ground breaking impact on a national level: Bear Necessities.

A Secret Millionaire's Journey

Steve Kaplan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Chicago
Steve Kaplan

On July 1, America watched as I revealed my "Secret Millionaire" status to three Chicago-area charities. These organizations couldn't have been more different, but among them was a common thread: they all focused on doing the little things.

Spring Cleaning: Where To Donate Used Goods To Make An Impact

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

As is often the case in Chicago, parking regulations that fluctuate with the seasons often serve as our cue that it's time for a change. With the laun...

Billy Dec Throws Meetup Party For A Good Cause

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Social media guru and Rockit Ranch Productions CEO Billy Dec is hoping to use the power of all his "friends" and "followers" to raise money for a good...

Vogue For Tots Event Tonight With Mondo Guerra

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mondo Guerra, a past "Project Runway" contestant is hosting, judging and styling a special Vogue-off event Thursday night at Berlin. Vogue for Tots ...

'We Stop The Killings' Charity Actually A Fraud, Says AG

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Let's say, this holiday season, you were looking to donate some money to a good cause: a charity that fought against inner-city violence. You might ha...

Chicago's After School Matters Gives Students Apprenticeships

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley recognizes the importance of introducing young people to hobbies and opportunities outside of the classroom. In 1991...

City Hall's Favorite Charity

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In just a few years, Mayor Daley's wife has built one of the fastest-growing charities in Illinois. The charity -- After School Matters -- has seen i...