- GiGi’s Playhouse has launched the “Fit Acceptance Challenge,” providing a unique opportunity for area residents to work toward acceptance. NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford has more....
Tammy Anderson isn’t just a crossing guard for Beasley Academic Center in the Washington Park Neighborhood. She’s a neighborhood staple.
The Salvation Army says that the need for its services is greater than ever, and NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford spoke to Major Caleb Senn about what the group is doing in the Chicago area.
One hundred mothers, all residents of the Chicago Housing Authority, got a well-deserved makeover ahead of Mother’s Day.
NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford spoke to Rona Fourte from the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council on the group’s mission, as well as the upcoming Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, for today’s Making a Difference segment.
Families with young children are getting some much-needed relief from a familiar organization. Kye Martin has the story.
In today’s Making a Difference segment, Michelle Relerford chats with Gary, Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Hughes about the group’s plans to help mark World Civility Day.
A suburban Chicago organization is working to prioritize helping adults with disabilities thrive in their communities. LeeAnn Trotter reports.
A group of preschoolers are learning about the value of giving thanks to a new program at the Learning Experience Center. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is hosting the Polar Peace March this weekend with all proceedings benefitting UCAN, a Chicago-based nonprofit that serves youth who have suffered trauma. NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford reports.
A local grandmother is turning her heartbreak into action, helping Chicago-area teens discover the world outside their neighborhood.
A Chicago grandmother is using a cartoon book to help educate children on the power of positivity, and NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more on her inspiring story.
A nonprofit in Chicago’s Jefferson Park is collecting bulletproof vests to send to Ukraine. The table at the Copernicus Center was filled with bulletproof vests—all donated by police officers and departments across the region. NBC 5’s Vi Nguyen reports.
In today’s Making a Difference, NBC 5’s Kate Chappell talks to ASPIRE’s Maggie Hassler about the group’s upcoming benefit that will aim to help those with disabilities.
Thanks to a financial donation from Chicago native and NBC actor Harry Lennix, more than a dozen students from the James R. Doolittle School in Bronzeville enjoyed an Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre performance at the Auditorium Theatre over the weekend.
The 22nd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge will return to North Avenue Beach on Sunday, March 6, in support of Special Olympics Chicago and Special Children’s Charities.
The Cook County Land Bank Authority is celebrating its 1,000th home transformed, a project completed on Chicago’s West Side by a local developer.