Tourette Syndrome is a disorder that involves involuntary repetitive movements, also known as “tics.” “The massive misconception of this disorder is that “all people with Tourette’s swear, which is not true. They’re just ordinary people,” said Scott Loeff, President of Tourette Syndrome Camp. This was a driving force for Scott to create this camp, to diminish negative stereotypes and show that people with TS are just like any other human being.
Inspiration kitchen serves both the food and the people. This organization trains homeless and poverty stricken Chicagoans to work within restaurant as chefs and/or cooks.
Dream Cafe and Grille is located in Englewood, which is one of the many communities that are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of Chicago. To beat this degrading socialization community members are subject to, Dream Cafe and Grille looks to give community members the power of self-care with healthier food options.
Inside-Out Connection is an organization that keys in on spiritually awakened inmates who desire to further grow in their journey with their God. This organization extends a hand to connect the male inmates with congregations and small groups to help them to facilitate their spirituality and assimilation into society.
Sarah’s Circle is a 50 bed women’s shelter for homeless women and women that need a safe space. They offer services like the daytime support center, clinical help. Interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. Check out the video below to learn about an individual experience with Sarah’s Circle.
When you donate something, ideally you wish your donation would go to someone who really needed it. Recently I had the opportunity to donate some diapers and baby clothes and fulfill this wish. I decided again to use the web site of our good friends at Zealous Good. This time, they matched my donation with a couple of places, including the Grant A Wish organization.