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New women’s substance abuse recovery home on Chicago’s West Side

Circle Urban Ministries builds the St. Josephine Bakhita Recovery Home with support from Rush University Medical Center’s impact investments

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Rush University Medical Center leads the way in community investing

Rush invests in West Side businesses, non-profit organizations and others often underserved by the financial services sector

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Reimagining careers in healthcare

Rush’s REACH program leads STEM education on Chicago’s West Side.

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Rush Boot Camp helps pre-med students achieve

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Rush University System for Health Invests Millions in Health Equity

Groundbreaking strategy aims to reduce neighborhood life expectancy gaps

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Creating the Good: The authors of “China town Pretty” document the outfits and stories of fashionable AAPI seniors

The authors and friends developed the idea for the project in San Francisco more than 10 years ago.

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Promoting Health Equity in Chicago

Learn how Rush University Medical Center is making our communities healthier by putting health equity first.

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Creating the Good: A father who turned loss into hope

Shemuel Sanders suffered a tragic loss and channeled his life-changing experience into an opportunity to help others.

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Creating the Good: The 83-Year-Old “Weightlifting Grandma”

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‘The will to live is so important’

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Siblings keep close tabs after living donor transplant

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Chicago siblings share a birthday — and now, a kidney

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Creating the Good: An Entertainer Who Found Her Voice Singing for Seniors

While nursing homes and assisted living communities were on lockdown during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, entertainer Colette Hawley found a unique way to keep residents entertained.

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Faith, fitness and innovation help UChicago Medicine patient beat COVID-19

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Safer Foundation reduces recidivism through development and employment opportunities

The organization also provides job training and placement, education assistance, behavioral health services, housing and advocacy support.

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Top attorney for Zantac lawsuits ensure clients receive fair outcomes 

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Aayu Clinics Providing Free Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination for Chicago Residents

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Heartland Alliance’s READI program is reducing gun violence in Chicago

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge unites athletes, families through fundraising

These important funds make it possible for athletes to compete in year-round sports and training, health and wellness and leadership programs, including online programming.

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Royal Bank, one of the nation’s safest banks, serving Chicago for 134 years

As an organization Royal Bank seeks to be an active part of its community.

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Take the plunge with Special Olympics Illinois

For the past 20 years participants have plunged into frigid waters across Illinois raising nearly $2,000,000 annually to support 23,000 Special Olympics Illinois athletes.

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Chicago toy store leans into the quirky and fun to thrive amidst uncertainty

From dumpster fire collectibles to QR payment codes, Rotofugi explores how to best serve customers in 2020

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The case for shopping on Black Friday in 2020

No matter how many sales retailers label throughout the year as "Black Friday" discounts, there’s still something special about the day itself.

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Give back without busting your budget

Here’s how to prioritize causes you care about and be strategic about giving, regardless of your income.

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The how, where and who of giving

Deciding how much to give to charity depends a lot on your financial circumstances.

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Year-end charitable giving: 3 things to know about donating points and miles

If you have a stash of airline miles, hotel points or credit card points, you can choose to give them away to a variety of organizations.

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A look back, and follow-up, on coronavirus good-deed tales

A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient struggling with COVID-19 and solidarity with the medical professional toiling day and night to save them.

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Donations to fight virus, injustice could sustain charities

The Giving USA report estimates nearly $450 billion was donated to charities in 2019, a 2.4% uptick from the previous year when adjusted for inflation.

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Chicago nonprofits hold fundraisers online amid pandemic

This year virtual fundraisers are being held by some of the city’s major organizations like PAWS Chicago.

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Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

Donations came from all corners of the U.S. and the globe, including from prominent celebrities and huge companies, as well as individual donors.

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What to buy (and skip) on Black Friday 2020

Even though Black Friday still exists in 2020, it won’t be the same experience as before.

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Swig for the fences this holiday season and give a Dugout Mug!

There’s no better way to propose a toast than with custom drinkware from Dugout Mugs.