Sarah’s Circle Woman Shelter

Sarah’s Circle Woman Shelter

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.

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Granting A Wish Organization

Granting A Wish Organization

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.

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Fresh Food on the Move

Fresh Food on the Move

Food deserts are certain areas of the country where fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables are unavailable because of a lack of food providers such as farmer’s markets or grocery stores. Most areas are found to be impoverished neighborhoods with many families having a low income, leaving them sometimes unable to pay for fresh food to eat and cook at home. Chicago is one of those cities where food deserts thrive. Now that isn’t such a good thing. This means that there are less fresh food provided and more processed, sugary, fast food available for these families to eat and live on.

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Fight For 15: Chicago Teams Up for a Higher Minimum Wage

Fight For 15: Chicago Teams Up for a Higher Minimum Wage

The United States has long been characterized as the world’s melting pot. This proud motto, however, does not explain how Chicago has been deemed the most segregated city in the country, and how prejudices against race and class affect the everyday lives of its citizens. The goal of protesters Wednesday, was to increase Chicago’s current minimum wage of $8.25, to a more livable wage of fifteen dollars an hour.

The melting pot was alive and well on the University of Illinois at Chicago’s campus, where groups such as: Action Now, Young Black Perspective, Faculty Forward, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Valemos Más, and many others joined forces to combat income inequality and promote a livable wage for all. Even Mayoral candidate Chuy García was in attendance.

Kate Walsch is an author, nurse, and lifelong social activist, who was more than happy to speak about the injustices facing working-class Chicagoans.

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Volunteer at Benton House Food Pantry

Volunteer at Benton House Food Pantry

Want to spare a Thursday or Friday to help a great organization? Lend your hand at Benton House ‘s Food Pantry! As the leader in the Bridgeport community, the food pantry dedicates itself to serving more than just their neighbors . With food deserts continuing to be a issue in our city, Benton House is one of the leaders in combating these problems head on throughout the city of Chicago.  From giving families one box full of goodies each month (meats, milk, eggs, and etc.), this organization does not turn away anyone in need.

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