Partner Charities – What do YOU play for?!

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A Special Wish Chicago

A Special Wish Chicago is the wish-granting foundation in the Chicagoland area dedicated to enlivening families with hope and joy by granting the wishes of local children and young adults, from birth through age 20, who have been diagnosed with life-threatening conditions.

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Alive Rescue

ALIVE Rescue is a sustainable animal rescue that protects the lives and the rights of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life.

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Alzheimer’s Association

The mission of the ALZ Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield.

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America SCORES Chicago

America SCORES Chicago strives to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning.

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Autism Speaks Chicago – AS2YP

Members of the Chicagoland chapter of Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) volunteer their time and talents to increase awareness, raise funds, serve as ambassadors of Autism Speaks, and participate as active members of the autism community.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.

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Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Their flagship program provides free summer camp experiences to over 5,000 children from coast-to-coast (Including chapters at Northwestern, U of I, and Augustana).

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CASA of Cook County

CASA of Cook County speaks up in court for abused and neglected children and ensures that children live in safe, permanent homes. CASA of Cook County’s trained volunteers research cases and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on this additional information to make the best decisions about children’s futures. CASA dedicates one volunteer advocate to champion one child; ensuring that the child’s voice is present in court even if the child is not.

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Chicago Run

Chicago Run is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.

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Chicago Scholars

Chicago Scholars envisions a vibrant Chicago powered by diverse leaders from every neighborhood. Our mission is to uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city.

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EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families throughout their entire lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.

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Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research.

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Giant Steps

Giant Steps is a therapeutic day school located in Lisle, IL just 26 miles from Chicago. Committed to providing individuals within the autism spectrum disorders, and their families, superior educational and therapeutic services focused on improving quality of daily life from early childhood through adulthood. They are a five-tiered organization focused specifically on autism; providing education, training, therapy, recreation and adult services for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel).

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Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

As stewards of the Vincentian spirit, Marillac Social Center is committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential. They fulfill our mission through quality programs for children, teens, families, and seniors.

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One Tail at a Time

One Tail at a Time is an all breed no-kill dog rescue that services the Chicagoland area. They focus on intaking dogs in danger of euthanasia from area shelters that are overpopulated and in need of help.

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PAWS Chicago

PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago is the largest no-kill humane organization in the Midwest. Through innovative Angels with Tails dog and cat adoption events held on weekends at shopping centers and retail stores, PAWS Chicago is saving lives and educating the public.

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Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnerships with more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes.

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Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face.

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Urban Initiatives

Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs a health and education soccer program, called the Work to Play Program, in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

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WITS Chicago

WITS Chicago promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago’s youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Proudly serving Chicago Public Schools for more than twenty years.

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Young Irish Fel­low­ship Club of Chicago

The Young Irish is a volunteer-based orga­ni­za­tion invit­ing peo­ple of all eth­nic back­grounds to explore the Irish cul­ture, meet new friends in the com­mu­nity, and help sup­port Chicagoland charities. In 2015, focus efforts on raising money for Ignite the Spirit and the Danny Did Foundation.

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