Posts tagged "Charity"

A chance to prove you are better than me

If you’ve read this blog before you probably thought, “I’m such a better person that this Kim Z. Dale. I wish there were a way to prove it.” Well, now you can. My friend Sheila from Mary Tyler Mom is having a head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization with the primary... Read more »

Toy drive supports Care for Real and 800+ children they serve

Toy drive supports Care for Real and 800+ children they serve
Collections for the Care for Real toy drive start on Saturday, November 22nd. Care for Real is the food pantry for the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago. In addition to providing families in need with food, clothing, school supplies, career counseling, and other services all year, Care for Real runs a toy distribution that last year... Read more »

Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope

Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope
Today is Donna Day. A day for Donna. This is a day when bloggers unite to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of Mary Tyler Mom‘s daughter Donna. No, I won’t be asking you to leave cheerful messages for Donna in the comments. Donna will not read this. Donna died in 2009. She was... Read more »
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Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars this Friday to support geek pride

Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars this Friday to support geek pride
Friday, December 13th is the fourth annual “Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars” Day. The event is meant to be an affirmation of geek pride for sci-fi fans of all genders and also a statement against bullying. If Star Wars isn’t your thing you can express yourself through your favorite science-fiction related items (“Wear Who, Share Who” perhaps?). The important thing is to teach... Read more »

Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need

Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need
For a lot of people the holidays are a time for joy and excess. For others the holidays only emphasize what they don’t have. As Edgewater’s food pantry Care for Real spends most of its time focusing on providing people with basic needs: food, clothing, and help finding jobs, but each holiday season they also... Read more »

Care for Real school supply drive: Help Chicago kids by shopping

Care for Real school supply drive: Help Chicago kids by shopping
One of my favorite things about school was shopping for brand new school supplies at the beginning of each year. Unfortunately, a lot of families cannot afford to buy their kids the supplies they need for school. This is why Care for Real is again having a school supply drive. They will distribute school supplies to children... Read more »
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What I want for my birthday

What I want for my birthday
What do I want for my birthday? With only 19 shopping days left I’m sure that question has been on your mind. Well, as much as I’d love a massage, maid service or a MacArthur Fellowship, what is probably more in reach is to collect birthday and greetings cards for kids that the staff at... Read more »

Send birthday cards for children in the hospital

Send birthday cards for children in the hospital
I’ve decided what I want for my 40th birthday. I want you to help me collect birthday cards for children in the hospital. Although I’ve structured a blog around it, I don’t really care about my birthday. You know who cares about birthdays? Kids. You know what would suck as a kid? Being in the... Read more »

Donna Day: Support pediatric cancer research

Cancer sucks. No one wants cancer. But do you know when cancer really sucks? When a child has it. Pediatric cancer sucks not only because of the possibility of a child dying before getting much time to enjoy life. Although that really sucks. Pediatric cancer also sucks because the medical reality is that fighting cancer... Read more »
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Care for Real Toy Distribution

That's a lot of toys. But wait...
Care for Real distributed toys to more than 600 Edgewater families on Tuesday, December 18. I was excited to be there to see some of the people who would benefit from donations to toy drives, such as the one I promoted on this site. The gallery below contains images from the toy distribution. Care for Real... Read more »