Charity & Grassroots in West Loop


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  • Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon
    Established: 1994 Staff Size: 25?50 people Reservations/Appointments: Required Pro Tip: Serve-a-thon is the largest day of service in Chicago, when 5,000 volunteers make a difference.
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    Daley Plaza
    Chicago, IL US
  • Chicago Cares
    Every year, Chicago Cares creates opportunities for more than 30,000 volunteers to impact their community. More than 250 monthly service programs identify areas of?critical need and funnel people who then fill that need?and it's a model that's been working. Since its inception in 1991, volunteers have completed more than 1.4 million hours of service in projects ranging from hunger to eduction to job-readiness.?They teach students how to create fine art at local elementary schools, clean up playgrounds and parks, and serve dinners to seniors living with a low income. By completing these projects, not only can people support people, they can strengthen their own connection with communities across the city.?
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    2 North Riverside Plaza Suite 2200
    Chicago, IL US
  • Capstone Financial School
    Taught by venerable instructors, Capstone Financial School's Consumer Education course wrangles the concepts and strategies of long-term financial planning into easily understandable lessons for students in any phase of their financial lives. Three-hour classes are held Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and teach the finer points of useful financial tools. For example, everyday budgeting gives students the chance to craft a personalized plan that helps them to live comfortably within their means while still saving for wallet-friendly diamond underwear. Courses also impart tips on the smart purchase of items such as cars and cell phones and savvy methods for managing various types of debt. Students also leave classes better informed on where to place their savings after a discussion of the pros and cons of banks, credit unions, and home vaults shaped like washing machines.
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    2 North Riverside Plaza
    Chicago, IL US
  • Jewish Vocational Service Blumberg Center
    Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button on this page.Step 2. No need to do anything else! By purchasing this Groupon and providing your name and shipping address, you've completed the order for your Flatiron or Mini Flatiron and it should ship within 7–12 business days.Step 3. Enjoy!This deal is a partnership between Groupon and Salon Styling Concepts Ltd.. For questions or comments, please visit the discussion board on this page. For post-purchase inquiries, please contact Groupon customer service. View the Groupon Goods FAQ for additional information.
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    600 W Van Buren St
    Chicago, IL US
  • Emergency Fund
    The Emergency Fund's crisis-solution grants ease the pressures of bill payments and everyday expenses with quick, direct relief. Payments go straight to billing companies and service providers to swiftly preclude late fees, interest charges, and eviction. The Emergency Fund's team of partner agencies allocates funding for the necessities of daily life. In 2010, crisis grants helped more than 7,000 people avoid financial disaster by providing utility and rent payments, as well as essentials such as bus passes, laundry detergent, clothing, and eyeglasses.
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    651 W Washington Blvd
    Chicago, IL US
  • Children's Home and Aid
    As a leading Illinois family- and child-service agency, Children’s Home + Aid serves more than 40,000 children and families each year through its child-development and -care programs, family counseling, and foster-care-advocacy programs. The organization's roots extend back to 1883, when the Reverend Van Arsdale brought into his home a young girl whose mother was in crisis. The minister's umbrella of care soon spread throughout the country, as he established advisory boards and worked to improve child welfare. Today, Children's Home + Aid focuses on early childhood and juvenile justice, preventing child abuse, and garnering positive child development in strong families. The organization’s Raising A Reader program helps children ages 3-5 get "kindergarten-ready" by developing early language and literacy abilities. Much of this work incorporates full parental involvement; facilitators encourage parent-child bonding through everything from bedtime stories to engaging, brain-building activities. Currently helping more than 350 children develop these necessary scholastic skills, the Illinois chapter is just part of a larger national trend; in 2011, the national Raising a Reader program touched the lives of almost 118,000 kids across 32 states. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    125 S Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL US

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