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

May 25

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Relay for Life of Skokie

Where: Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
Ends: May 25, 2018

May 27

Memorial Day Festival

Where: Mistwood Golf Club 1700 W. Renwick Road
Ends: May 27, 2018

May 31

Reverse Rett

Where: Galleria Marchetti 825 W. Erie Street
Ends: May 31, 2018

Jun 2

Diamond In The Ruff

Where: Chicago Premium Outlets (Zales Outlet) 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd #1149
Ends: June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Run the Ridge 5K

Where: 150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Ends: June 2, 2018

Jun 2


Where: Tinley Park & Joliet 8200 185th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60487, 212 Barney Dr, Joliet, IL 60435
Ends: June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Just Beat IT!

Where: Riverside Country CLub 2520 DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside
Ends: June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Join THE MIX Road Crew at DASH for Detection

Where: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Ends: June 2, 2018

Jun 3

Older Adult Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges

Where: Roycemore School 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL
Ends: June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Meet Reese & THE MIX Road Crew at Running for Hope 5K

Where: Keeler Park, Chicago
Ends: June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Join THE MIX Road Crew at PAWS Chicago 5K

Where: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Ends: June 3, 2018

Jun 7

Join THE MIX Road Crew at Chasing the Sun 5K

Where: 1 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL 60451
Ends: June 7, 2018

Jun 9

17th Annual Bolingbrook Lions Beep Baseball Tournament

Where: Bolingbrook Recreation Aquatic Center (BRAC) 200 Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Ends: June 10, 2018

Jun 9

Brunch Run 5K

Where: Chicago Lakefront
Ends: June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Meet Koz & THE MIX Road Crew at Hustle for Health 5K

Where: Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village
Ends: June 9, 2018

Jun 10

Project Hero

Where: Skokie, IL 3340 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL
Ends: June 10, 2018

Jun 16

Lupus Foundation of America Walk to End Lupus Now Chicago

Where: Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL 601 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
Ends: June 16, 2018

Jun 16

A Night Ranger Concert

Where: Lincoln-Way High School
Ends: June 16, 2018

Jun 21

Chicago Honey Bear Dancers

Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
Ends: June 21, 2018

Jun 23

Chicago Cares 25th Annual Serve-a-thon

Where: Chicago Area Chicago, Illinois
Ends: June 23, 2018

Jun 23

Bike MS: Tour de Farms

Where: Kane County Fairgrounds 525 Randall Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
Ends: June 24, 2018

Jun 24

PurpleStride Chicago 2018

Where: Soldier Field 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Ends: June 24, 2018

Jul 9

7th Annual Hailey Gertz Charity Golf Outing

Where: Chalet Hills Golf Club, 943 Rawson Bridge Road, Cary, IL 60013
Ends: July 9, 2018

Jul 13

Square Roots Craft Brew & Music Festival

Where: Lincoln Square - on Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson 4400 - 4560 N Lincoln Avenue
Ends: July 15, 2018

Jul 14

Cal’s Concert Series presenting Goo Goo Dolls and Special Guest Gavin DeGraw

Where: Arranmore Farm and Polo Club 34 Rance Road, Oswego, IL 60543
Ends: July 14, 2018

Jul 15

Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Where: Naperville Pavilion, Naperville 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540
Ends: July 15, 2018

Jul 19

The Helping Hands Network 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Where: Twin Orchard Country Club 22353 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
Ends: July 19, 2018

Jul 26

11th Annual Golf Tournament & Liberty Mutual Invitational

Where: Seven Bridges Golf Club 1 Mulligan Dr, Woodridge, IL 60517
Ends: July 26, 2018

Aug 10

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Where: Lincoln Park 1701 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Ends: August 12, 2018

Aug 11

No Water – No Hockey Inaugural Charity Hockey Game

Where: The Edge Ice Arena 735 E. Jefferson St., Bensenville, IL 60106
Ends: August 11, 2018

Aug 17

13th Annual Staben House and Eddie Washington Center Gold Outing

Where: Foss Park District Golf Course 3124 Argonne Dr, North Chicago, IL 60064
Ends: August 17, 2018

Sep 22

Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 5k, 10k, & Half-Marathon

Where: Moraine Hills State Park 1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
Ends: September 22, 2018

Oct 1


Where: Busse Woods Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Ends: October 1, 2018