June 11, 2019

June for Young Girls

Written by Emily Ramstetter & Blair Brettschneider from GirlForward _______________ June is a busy month for many: graduations, celebrations, weddings, the start of summer, vacations, and more. (Which, by the way, are all fantastic opportunities to order a handmade bouquet!). Especially in the Midwest, June is a month of transformation as we can finally safely […]

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March 05, 2019

Rescue is our Favorite Breed

Written by Heather Owen, Founder & Executive Director of One Tail At A Time Prior to 2016 if a family came into Chicago’s city shelter with a pet they loved but could not afford to feed, or take to the vet, despite tears and regret, the animal would be impounded. Due to constant overcrowding in […]

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March 04, 2019

Improving & Protecting the Chicago River System

Written by Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River This year Friends of the Chicago River is celebrating our 40th anniversary and to be quite honest we have plenty to celebrate. Since Robert Cassidy wrote “Our Friendless River” in 1979, huge progress has been made. In the 1970s audiences laughed out loud when Chicago […]

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February 04, 2019

Healing and Empowering Sexual Assault Survivors

Written by our February Chicago charity, Resilience “Without [Resilience], I wouldn’t be alive today.” –Grace DeSant, former Resilience client and performance artist Meet Grace, a former Resilience client and performance artist. After Grace was sexually assaulted, she went to the ER, where a Resilience volunteer medical advocate provided her with care. A year later, when […]

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February 04, 2019

Planting Hope & Healing in our Community.

Written by Carmen Pitre, President and CEO of Sojourner “Through the years [at Sojourner] I have found and seen healing happen here. I have found a sisterhood of strong survivors, a building that was safer than home, and strong advocates guiding me. Here I find love, encouragement, and hope. Most important, I have found stability. […]

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January 25, 2019

STEM Education on the Shores of Milwaukee

Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Their 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and programs, and other exciting activities. Unique, hands-on exhibits and programs focus on two areas — technology and freshwater sciences — with […]

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January 15, 2019

The Floral Architect

Written by Amanda Forgash for One Fourth Magazine, Issue II. Edited by Sarah C Glick. The first conversation with the new bride and groom to be is of the utmost importance. The design process begins only moments into that conversation. I take note of the mood they wish to capture, their desired color palette, the […]

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