Charity & Grassroots in Crestwood


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  • Children's Farm At The Center
    The Center has welcomed kids onto its farm since 1936. It probably wasn't as much of a novelty back then, when Illinois was home to more than 220,000 farms and the U.S. government issued everyone a farmer's hat at birth. But that number has decreased steadily with each decade, dropping to just 76,000 by 2010, per the USDA. Which means that today, The Children's Farm at The Center gives kids and their families something increasingly special: the chance to experience life on an independent rural farm. Here, chickens lay eggs, goats give milk, and horses eat hay harvested right on the farm. The staff also leads tours of these grounds and explains how each animal fits into farm life. They even let kids pet some of the livestock before finishing up tours with a hayride. For a completely immersive experience, The Children's Farm hosts summer camps for ages 3–17. During each camp session, campers live on the farm for days or weeks at a time, spending their days riding horses and caring for the animals.
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    12700 Southwest Highway
    Palos Park, IL US
  • Center for Positive Advancement
    Signature service: Combines tutoring with childcare and fun Established: 2006 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 11?25 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
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    4147 Sauk Trail
    Richton Park, IL US
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.
    Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. exists to directly improve the health and well-being of children. Every night, more than 12,000 families stay close to their hospitalized children in more than 336 Ronald McDonald Houses and 197 Family Rooms around the world. These locations include comfortable beds, kitchens, showers, and laundry facilities?everything families need while they focus on helping their children heal. In addition to serving families receiving care at 78% of the world's top pediatric hospitals, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. and its network of local Chapters also provides health education and treatments for families in vulnerable communities who have difficulty accessing health, dental, and medical care. Fifty Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles around the world provide immunizations, dental care, check-ups, and referrals to ongoing medical support to kids from Thailand to New Orleans. Extending its reach around the world, the organization also invests in grants to nonprofits that focus on critical needs of children, and awards scholarships to rising U.S. high school seniors working toward a higher education. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    2915 Jorie Boulevard
    Oak Brook, IL US
  • H-E-B
    Chicago Dance Institute incorporates dance into elementary-school curricula to teach creativity through music and movement. It uses dance as a catalyst to inspire children to work hard and develop confidence and methods for self-expression. During its two-week residency program, Chicago Dance Institute sends two professional dancers into elementary schools to teach dance to children in grades three–five for 45-minutes every day. The classes, set to music from a live pianist, percussionist, or guitar player, guide children in practicing steps and hand motions. The lessons also encourage students to engage in social interaction and improve empathy and conflict resolution skills. At the conclusion of the two-week program, the students get to perform for their peers during the day and for their parents and community members later that evening. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    3936 North Central Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • Growing Power
    Growing Power provides the means for communities to grow and distribute healthy food among their own residents through three important functions: growing demonstrations, education, and food production. Demonstrations come in the form of workshops designed to teach locals of the Midwest, the South, and New England how to grow fresh produce. On the education side, outreach programs for farmers, youth, and entire communities help spread awareness about the importance of community agriculture. Finally, the organization produces food in demonstration greenhouses and rural and urban farms in the Midwest. It distributes the produce and grass-fed meat it produces through 300 family farms as part of the Rainbow Farmers Cooperative, and to local families through the Farm-to-City Market Basket Program. This way, the people the organization benefits can have access to nutritious food regardless of location, income, or scarecrow phobias.
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    3333 S IRON ST
    CHICAGO, IL US
  • Feeding America
    Every year, Feeding America supplies nutritious food to more than 37 million Americans, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. The organization distributes the 3 billion pounds of food through an expansive network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies across the country. Grocery stores, government agencies, and individuals contribute funds and food, which Feeding America then transports to communities in need through member food banks, ensuring everyone in the area has access to meals. Feeding America also takes a leadership role on the local and national stage, advocating for efficient government programs that address the issue of food insecurity in communities nationwide. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon?Grassroots blog.
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    35 E Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL US

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