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Mentor a South Side student

After school program for refugee youth

After school tutor

Homework help

Performing arts program

Sports club

Arts & crafts

After school adventures

Cuddle babies to support single moms

Girl Scout troop leader


Soup kitchens & food pantries

Fresh market

Homeless shelters

Care packages

Help ill/injured homeless adults

Career skills

GED tutoring

Job coaching

Mock interviews

Business mentoring


Serve lunch to seniors

Senior diners club

Pet therapy for seniors

Help an elder


American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bright Pink’s Fit Fest

Autism Speaks Motorcycle Ride

Depression & Bipolar informational phone line


Organic greenhouse

Community garden

Park maintenance


PAWS Chicago

Canine Rescue

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