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.

Oct 23

Snug Hugs for Kids

Where: Various Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops
Ends: December 14, 2017

Nov 15

Arlington Heights Firefighters Host Annual Coat Drive and Toy Drive

Where: All Four Fire Stations in Arlington Heights
Ends: December 15, 2017

Nov 16

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Where: Greater Chicago Food Depository 4100 W Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL 60632
Ends: November 30, 2017

Nov 17

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Where: The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Ends: January 1, 2018

Nov 18

Gateway for Cancer Research “Gateway to OZ”

Where: McCormick Place 2301 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Ends: November 18, 2017

Nov 18

Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade

Where: City Tap and Grill 7320 W. Irving Park Rd. Norridge, IL 60706
Ends: November 18, 2017

Nov 19

Red Door Animal Shelter’s Winter Bazaar

Where: Warren Park Field House 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
Ends: November 19, 2017

Dec 1

English Literacy Volunteers Needed

Where: Aquinas Literacy Center 1751 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609 (Southwest Side of Chicago)
Ends: December 2, 2017

Dec 2

WACO Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Shopping Tours

Where: Walmart, various locations
Ends: December 9, 2017

Dec 2

ITAC Amplified Phone Event

Where: AIM Center for Independent Living 3130 Finley Rd, Ste 500, Downer's Grove, IL 60515
Ends: December 2, 2017

Dec 9

10th Anniversary of A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter’s Holiday Cookie Walk

Where: A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
Ends: December 9, 2017

Dec 16

Annual Indie Art Fair Pays It Forward

Where: Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School 3730 N. Oakley Ave.
Ends: December 17, 2017

Jan 1

Greater West Town Training Partnership

Where: Greater West Town Training Partnership 500 N Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
Ends: January 1, 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 24

Fellowship Housing Black & White Gala

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