Make A Difference

The Make A Difference page is dedicated to helping people in the Chicagoland area find great organizations, events and volunteers committed to civic engagement. Our goal is simple – to help everyone find a great place to volunteer and rely on the generosity of people like you to help transform people’s passion into action. Take a few minutes, look around and know that donating a little time can mean a lot! If you have an opportunity or event you would like to see posted, submit it here.

Nov 26

Matching Donors Kidney and Organ Transplants

Where: Various MatchingDonors Facilities
Ends: November 26, 2018

Jan 3

Beyond the Diploma

Where: Walgreens various locations
Ends: January 24, 2018

Jan 5

Cradles to Crayons 2nd Annual Gear Up for Winter

Where: Various Locations
Ends: March 31, 2018

Jan 6

Justice for Our Neighbors Citizenship Workshops

Where: Various Locations
Ends: January 28, 2018

Jan 27

23rd Annual Pasta Dinner and Auction Benefit

Where: American Legion Hall, Post 76 570 S Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188
Ends: January 27, 2018

Jan 28

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Step Up for Kids

Where: Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Ends: January 28, 2018

Feb 3

Little Company of Mary Hospital Crystal Heart Ball

Where: Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Ends: February 3, 2018

Feb 3

PADS of Elgin Winter Harvest

Where: The Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre 2401 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
Ends: February 3, 2018

Feb 3

Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women’s Annual Fried Catfish Dinner

Where: Sacred Heart Church Hall 337 S. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60436
Ends: February 3, 2018

Feb 8

A Night of Mind Reading with Mark Toland

Where: The Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Ends: February 8, 2018

Feb 9

Project Onward’s Honoring Legendary African American Artists

Where: Bridgeport Arts Center 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Ends: March 30, 2018

Feb 10

Valentines for Veterans Pancake Breakfast

Where: Foss Park Golf Course Pavilion 3124 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064
Ends: February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Lambs Farm’s Sweets For Sweetie Valentine’s Day Event

Where: Lambs Farm's Magnolia Cafe & Bakery 14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
Ends: February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Tossin’ for the Kids Annual Fundraiser

Where: Cubby Bear-Wrigley 1059 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613
Ends: February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Fight for Air Climb

Where: Oakbrook Terrace Tower, 1 Tower Lane, Villa Park, IL 60181
Ends: February 10, 2018

Feb 11

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 11th Annual “Be My Valentine” Family Event

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago IL, 60660
Ends: February 11, 2018

Feb 11

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 11th Annual “Be My Valentine” Family Event

Where: The Ritz Carlton Chicago Hotel 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago IL, 60660
Ends: February 11, 2018

Feb 24

Fellowship Housing Black & White Gala

Where: Chicago Marriott Northwest 4800 Hoffman Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Ends: February 24, 2018

Feb 24

Bear Tie Ball

Where: The Geraghty 2520 S. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Ends: February 24, 2018

Feb 25

DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s 1st Annual Swing for Housing Event

Where: Topgolf Naperville 3211 Odyssey Ct., Naperville, IL 60563
Ends: February 25, 2018

Mar 4

Chicago Polar Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics Chicago

Where: North Avenue Beach Castaways, North Ave. Beach 1603 N. Lakeshore Dr. 60614
Ends: March 4, 2018

Apr 7

Caring for Carmen

Where: 115 Bourbon Street 3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, Illinois 60803
Ends: April 7, 2018

Apr 29

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Marklund’s Run, Walk & Roll 5k

Where: Marklund Philip Center, 164 S. Prairie Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Ends: April 29, 2018

Apr 29

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Ends: April 29, 2018