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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