LTS Chicago Partner Charities

A Special Wish Chicago

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

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

Alzheimer’s Association – RivALZ

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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Walk & Roll

American Cancer Society Walk & Roll

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We’re doing everything in our power to prevent cancer. If you are diagnosed, we’re there for you every step of the way. We promote an active and healthy lifestyle and fight to remove barriers to treatment. To learn more about becoming a volunteer with the American Cancer Society email or

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Autism Speaks Chicago

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

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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LTS Sports League & CFF

Chicago Fire Foundation (MLS Chicago Fire)

The Chicago Fire’s goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities by implementing programs that promote social and emotional learning through sports.

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Chicago Run

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

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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Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels provides one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors & caregivers. This services is provded by carefully matching and individually pairing 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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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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Open Heart Magic

Open Heart Magic

Open Heart Magic is an organization dedicated to providing Entertaining Therapy to Hospitalized Children. Hospital Magicians work one-on-one with children, using magic as a means to engage the imagination and help kids find their own sense of confidence. For kids undergoing medical treatment, magic has a therapeutic value.

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PAWS Chicago

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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Playworks IL

Playworks Illinois

At Playworks, we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for healthy, safe, inclusive play. Our vision is that every child in America will have access to safe, fun, healthy play, every day.

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PCA Chicago

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 IL

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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Street Soccer USA

Street Soccer USA

Street Soccer USA provides an alternative to the pay-to-play model with a social impact to the under-served communities in Chicago and throughout the nation.

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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

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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YAB for Lurie Children’s Hospital

The Young Associates Board supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago by funding research and family support programs including Beads of Courage.
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Young Irish Fel­low­ship Club of Chicago

The Young Irish Fellowship Club 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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