Posts tagged "charity"

Waterwalk Partners With W Hotels To Bring Clean Water To India

Want to make a difference but can’t afford to donate money? Than just take a short walk at the W on Monday, Sept. 16 2013 and the hotel will donate $45 to bring one person clean water in Orissa, India. The catch? You’ll have to carry two 40-pound yellow jerry cans for a fraction of... Read more »

Ozzie is back, and doing it for the kids

Everyone’s favorite baseball manager is back. Ozzie Guillen, Chicago’s most loved-or most hated, depending on who you ask-is back with his newly established non-profit foundation benefiting Chicago’s underprivileged youth. The Ozzie Guillen Foundation has been around since 1998 an when Ozzie and his wife Ibis, sought to create a trusted and legitimate organization in Venezuela.... Read more »

Cold and Snow Means Nothing in Chicago

  Winter has finally arrived in Chicago. It’s snowy, slush and cold…but you still want to go out! So hit up the Blackboard Affair tonight! Tickets are still available and it benefits a great cause. It’s the annual fundraising event for the Associates Board of Working in the Schools (WITS). Proceeds from the Blackboard Affair support WITS’ Saturday... Read more »

Trade Your New Toy, for a Free Cupcake at Sprinkles

Get in the holiday cheer and trade a new and unwrapped toy for a cupcake! Tomorrow, Tues., Dec. 4, 2012, Nina Chantele from 103.5 KISS-FM, ABC’s Windy City Live and 107.5 WGCI’s Morning Riot joins forces with Sprinkles  (50 E. Walton) to collect toys for underprivileged children. Nina will be behind the counter at  Sprinkles,... Read more »

Bulls Out of the Playoffs, Good Can Come Out of This

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The Bulls season came to a screeching halt last night. Especially devasting considering the season they had and the fact that they were shut-out by the Sixers of all teams. But with the team out of the running, maybe Luol Deng* is available next Saturday, May 19 to be my date for Campfire Ball? Before... Read more »

Party With a Purpose (And Some Of Chicago's Hottest Personalities) At Campfire Ball

Campfire Ball benefiting One Step programs for kids with cancer is this Saturday…do you have your ticket? True, I am on the event committee for this but I wouldn’t be lending my name, time, etc. if it weren’t for a hell of a good cause. If you’ve been reading the blog, you know I lost... Read more »

18-year-old Embarks on Nationwide Energy Awareness Trip

Got this email about an amazing 18-year-old…how could I say no? It’s refreshing to see ‘young people’ break the mold and do something not typical of a teen. Let’s support the idea in the hopes that he will inspire others.  Chase Manley, 18 X,   Chase Manley has beyond impressed me with his devotion to... Read more »

Chicago Southsider Named 'CNN Hero'

Fellow Chicagoan and Southsider, Diane Latiker has been choosen for this weeks CNN Hero. Diane lives on the South Side of Chicago working to make her community safer. Fearful that her own daughter would become involved with a gang, she opened her doors to area kids in 2003 and started a community center in her living... Read more »

T-Shirts Doing Good: Tees at Risk

So I was a little skeptical when I read that Tees at Risk is a for-profit organization, and when I voiced my concerns via twitter I was contacted by one of the creators. Apparently Tees at Risk is  a new type of non-profit that stradles the line of being a for-profit (below is the email... Read more »

Live to Support Chicago Hosts Pop-A-Shot Tournament Benefitting Various Charities

For anyone that has a cause they hold near to their hearts or are in the non-profit sector, Live to Support Chicago is a great organization that combines sports leagues and networking opportunities in a fun environment. The best thing about LTS Chicago is: it’s free to participate and you receive awareness and donations for... Read more »