June 05, 2018

Breaking Barriers for People with Disabilities

Doug’s Story Written by our June Chicago Charity, Aspire. Meet Doug Northey, “one of the most important people in the kitchen”. Doug is an adult with a developmental disability who has been utilizing the services of Chicago-based nonprofit Aspire to increase his independence. Thanks to his work with Aspire, Doug recently moved out of his […]

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June 06, 2017

Pride, Equality, & Healthcare for All

Every year, people from all across the world celebrate the LGBTQ community during the month of June. Through equality parades, community festivals, educational workshops, pride marches, concerts, and more, people in support of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary communities show support. In the year 2000, President Bill Clinton was the first U.S. President to […]

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September 14, 2016

Farm Profile: The Roof Crop

The Roof Crop was founded in 2013 by Molly Meyer and Tracy Boychuk during a residential project. The two recognized in each other a love of “greening” the urban environment and joined forces to create a partnership between their companies, Omni Ecosystems and Runner Collective.

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March 14, 2016

Making bouquets with UCP Seguin

Our team was treated to visiting UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago, our March charity, for a fun afternoon of bouquet making, music, and pizza. We met with a small group who have cerebral palsy to give a hands-on tutorial in making their very own mini bouquet.

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May 09, 2018

Reclaiming Chicago One Corner at a Time

This is an Op-Ed from October 22, 2017 written for the The New York Times by Tamar Manasseh, Founder and President of Mothers Against Senseless Killings Why is the Trump administration so obsessed with my city? Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a Senate hearing that “the murder rate is a cloud […]

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April 20, 2018

Finding Common Ground through Food Education

Written by Chandra Garcia-Kitch I’ve been a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher for the last 16 years on the south and west sides of Chicago. I’ve taught kids from 35 countries who speak different languages, who have different life experiences, and who bring unique stories into my classroom. I’m one of 49 CPS teachers currently […]

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March 06, 2018

March for Pediatric Care

Written by our COO Brittany Graunke. Photo at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago — I’m mom to two amazing children. Over the last 4.5 years, I’ve changed thousands of diapers and washed hundreds of loads of baby clothes. I’ve read more books than I did in the prior 20 years of […]

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