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August 25, 2021

Our Ready for Learning Mural on South Side Chicago

As we witness the growing education divide for low-wage families, sometimes it’s hard to picture what kids thriving at home, at school, and... Read More »

September 8, 2020

From wake-up calls to wellness checks, how CPS is trying to make sure no child is left disconnected as remote learning resumes Tuesday

By HANNAH LEONE CHICAGO TRIBUNE | SEP 06, 2020 AT 5:00 AM Mather High School counselor Paige Stenzel finally found out through a student’s friend why he’d... Read More »

March 20, 2020

How You Can Help Organizations Making A Difference During The Pandemic

As Chicagoans hunker down at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, local non-profits are asking for help as they provide resources... Read More »

January 20, 2020

‘Cradles to Crayons’ collects items for kids on MLK day of service

CHICAGO — The day when we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a day of service for an organization known as “Cradles... Read More »

November 21, 2019

How and Where to Donate to the Annual NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive This Holiday Season

We’re collecting new and gently used boots and coats in sizes infant to adult medium to help area children and teens in need.... Read More »

October 14, 2019

Oak Park Library event to collect winter clothing items for needy children

Cradles to Crayons Chicago is seeking gently-used winter coats, gloves, boots and other clothing items during a pop-up collection event this weekend in... Read More »

August 21, 2019

Tens Of Thousands Of Backpacks Filled With School Supplies For Chicago Kids

The fourth Annual Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon recently took place downtown and more than 800 volunteers packed 50,000 backpacks full of school supplies... Read More »

August 21, 2019

Ditching the 9 to 5, hundreds of corporate volunteers pack backpacks for those in need

CHICAGO-SUN TIMES —The offices of downtown Chicago were a little empty Wednesday. Hundreds of corporate employees ditched the desks and cubicles to provide... Read More »