‘Tis the Season of Giving

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThis year brought on many challenges, however there’s never been the perfect time to support non-profit organizations that keep Chicago neighborhoods resilient. There is an array of organizations to choose from where you can socially volunteer or engage virtually, whatever the case the time is now to make an impact. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a few organizations in need of your time.

Chicago Cares
Chicago Cares empowers people to roll up their sleeves, connect across lines of difference, and learn about the challenges facing Chicago. Volunteers work together to solve issues, and along the way, they build empathy, reduce their biases, and take deeper action to create equity in their city. For more information, visit www.chicagocares.org

United Way Chicago
At United Way, their goal is not to return to normal, because normal didn’t provide opportunities for all neighbors. Their goal is to create a vibrant Chicago region where all neighbors have access to the resources they need to thrive. For more information, visit www.liveunitedchicago.org

Howard Brown Health
Howard Brown exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. For more information, www.howardbrown.org

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago
Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago, better known as MHAGC, is a 501(c)3 independent not-for-profit, volunteer organization. They are dedicated to helping people live healthier lives with effective mental health education. Since 1957, they have worked to break the stigma associated with mental illnesses and empower communities to seek the necessary support to prevent and overcome mental disorders. For more information, visit www.mhagcusa.org

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