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  • Elmhurst Turkey Trot supports DuPage food pantries Nov 21, 2014 3:43 PM
    In the 31st annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, runners will spend Thanksgiving morning helping to feed those in need. The race, which drew a record number of runners last year, steps off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, from the corner of Cottage Hill and Park avenues in Elmhurst.

  • Lombard fire department to collect toys Nov 21, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Lombard Fire Department is collecting baby supplies and toys for kids age 14 and younger from Dec. 1 to 14 at multiple locations. The bins will be set up at village hall, Fire Station 1, Fire Station 2 and Schroeder’s Ace Hardware.

  • Holiday family and pet photos: Nov 21, 2014 4:59 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue invites families and their pets to their new facility, 1840 Industrial Drive, Suite 330, Libertyville for holiday photos.

  • Woodland launches holiday food drive: Nov 21, 2014 4:59 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 will host a food drive through Wednesday, Dec. 12.

  • Mano a Mano receives 300 new winter coats from charitable group Nov 21, 2014 5:04 PM
    A nonprofit group in Round Lake Park received 300 new winter coats for needy families Friday.

  • Heart ailment fundraiser Sunday in Palatine Nov 21, 2014 5:31 PM
    A fundraiser to raise money for scholarships and to foster heart tests for student athletes, conducted in honor of a student athlete who died of an undetected heart ailment, is being held Sunday at Birchwood Park in Palatine. Hoofin’ 4 Hardy, sponsored by nonprofit Joshua Jared Hardy Charities, is a 5K run/2 mile walk at 9 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m. Fee is $30.

  • Tivoli’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ showing benefits Sharing Connections Furniture Bank Nov 19, 2014 2:47 PM
    In an event that would make George Bailey and Clarence proud, the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove will show “It’s a Wonderful Life” to benefit the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank. The magical town of Bedford Falls will flicker onto the screen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, at the theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove.

  • Feed My Starving Children needs your holiday help Nov 18, 2014 2:57 PM
    Families and church groups have a meaningful way to spend Thanksgiving morning, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve this holiday season: Pack meals with Feed My Starving Children and cover the costs with a sacrificial gift of $50 per volunteer.

  • Child Advocacy Center hosts holiday boutique Tuesday Nov 17, 2014 4:06 PM
    The Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County is hosting a holiday shopping boutique Tuesday to raise money to support its work for abused children.

  • Boy raises nearly $1,000 for restoration of Mt. Prospect's Central School Nov 18, 2014 10:42 AM
    At the tender age of 8, Nolan Hahn of Mount Prospect is one of the leading donators to a village cause: the renovation of the 19th century one-room schoolhouse, Central School. “It's part of Mount Prospect's history,” Nolan says. “We have to save it.” His method? He and his grandmother, Janet Kirch of Arlington Heights, have developed a business selling jewelry.

  • Eating good pizza for a good cause in Palatine Nov 16, 2014 11:58 PM
    While the Bears were tasting victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings, attendees at the Palatine Jaycees’ annual Best Pizza Contest were tasting the wares of local pizza parlors. The event featured local favorites such as Vini’s and Pizza Bella putting their best dough forward.

  • Wheeling firefighters hand out coats to students Nov 15, 2014 5:44 PM
    Wheeling firefighters handed out 100 U.S. made winter coats to needy students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 students on Saturday at Station 24, the fire department headquarters.

  • Donations bring paper products to area seniors Nov 15, 2014 5:04 PM
    It’s not unusual for a FedEx truck to pull into an industrial park loaded with important packages, but it’s not every day those boxes are filled with tissues and toilet paper. Through the shipping company’s FedEx Cares-Deliver Hope campaign, employees on Saturday brought a truck with about 1,000 bags of paper products to donate to the Humanitarian Service Project. The donation will supply eight months’ worth of toilet paper, facial tissues and paper towels to the 125 clients in the Carol Stream charity’s Senior Citizens Project.

  • St. Charles school packs Christmas boxes for needy kids Nov 15, 2014 7:24 PM
    Children across the world can count on having a merry Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of the children and families of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Preschool in St. Charles.Families gathered Saturday morning in the church’s Fellowship Hall with a goal of packing 250 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, the service project created by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham.

  • Girl raising funds for service dog Nov 14, 2014 7:48 PM
    Rose Hunzeker, a 6-year-old with autism is an accepted applicant with 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to disabled children and veterans.

  • Naperville students shaving heads for new brain cancer nonprofit Nov 13, 2014 10:13 AM
    Two teenage girls with long locks and freshly double-pierced ears will be going bald Sunday as one of them marks her 17th birthday. The dual head-shaving fundraiser in Woodridge will benefit the Swifty Foundation, a nonprofit formed in honor of Bridget Gustafson's twin brother, Michael, who died nearly 2 years ago at age 15. “I'm definitely nervous, but I'm also very excited,” Bridget said about shaving all her hair. “I'm more nervous of actually just having my hair gone because hair is such a defining feature on people; it will be very different.”

  • Shop With a Sheriff returns to Lake County Nov 13, 2014 4:58 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Association will host its third annual special shopping event for children on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Called “Shop With a Sheriff,” the program benefits needy children by providing them an opportunity to shop for items such as winter coats and Christmas presents with a uniformed deputy, corrections officer, court security officer or reserve deputy.

  • Fremd Viking Booster Club Emerald Gala Nov. 22 Nov 13, 2014 4:49 PM
    For the 20th year, the Fremd Viking Booster Club is hosting its annual dinner dance to benefit Fremd High School students and programs. This year’s newly renamed Emerald Gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Cotillion Banquets in Palatine.

  • American Red Cross seeks heroes Nov 13, 2014 4:52 PM
    The American Red Cross is honoring community heroes for their extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: adult and youth good Samaritans; blood services; citizenship; community impact; disaster relief; emergency medical assistance; firefighter; law enforcement; military; and, nurse.

  • Local nonprofits decorate trees at Cantigny’s McCormick Museum Nov 13, 2014 12:24 PM
    Seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a local nonprofit organization, will go on display Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. The area charities were invited to participate because their missions involve issues or causes that were important to McCormick during his career and life at Cantigny.

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