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7 SPECTACULAR | Festive Way to Give Back this Holiday Season



Giving Tuesday is coming and there’s no better time to donate than the holiday season. The opportunity to give back is abundant. Here are a few favorite local charitable organizations that are in need of your support this season. Check each site for festive programs & events. Here are 7 Spectacular Festive Ways to Give-Back this Holiday Season....


1. Families Helping Families

This local non-profit organization provides apartments and volunteer mentors to homeless families in DuPage County while they are working to reclaim their lives through education. A donation of only $30 will pay one day's rent and utilities for a family. Families Helping Families has no administrative expenses, so every dollar they raise is a dollar that helps the homeless.


2. Naper Settlement

Make your gift to the Naperville Heritage Society's Annual Fund today. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Naper Settlement continue to care for and preserve their collections, provide thoughtful educational experiences to our youngest museum visitors and bring delight and inspiration to the Naperville community.


3. Cal’s Angels

In June of 2005, Cal Sutter, a 12-year old South Elgin Little League All-Star, was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and eventually lost his battle. The courage he displayed throughout his treatment inspired the start of Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation, Inc.(Cal’s Angels) – a 501(c)(3) pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help kids fighting cancer.


4. Mutual Ground

Mutual Ground is a non-profit organization providing programs that focus on Safety, Healing and Prevention for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Mutual Ground has a 28-bed shelter for victims that need emergency shelter and many other services for victims that need help, but are safe to live at home. Your donation will make a difference in so many lives this holiday season.


5. TriCity Family Services

Since 1967, TriCity Family Services has been Kane County’s leading provider of counseling and other mental health services to clients of all ages and all income levels. Their experienced team of professional therapists provides Central Kane County residents and other neighboring Chicagoland communities much needed programs.


6. Healing Gardens

Debbie & Buzz Marqui turned their 2 plus acres of land into multiple gardens that are open to the public. Sacred Feminie, Corinne’s Corner, The Rose Garden, Old Silo Moon Garden are a few of the gardens surrounded by woods. Residents come here to heal.


7. DuPage Childrens Museum

Help support the next generation of learners. In order to prepare children for the future, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity must be nurtured from the very beginning of a child’s life. These foundational skills can be taught to prepare a child for school experiences.

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