Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 3 p.m. CST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Area nonprofits like Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics Illinois are among those trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet: Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." Many…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Volunteers sought that can donate time as well as money.
Overall, township food pantries have experienced a big increase in users, but thanks to donations, needy families won’t go hungry this holiday season. In Shields Township, which covers Lake Bluff, most of Lake Forest, and part of North Chicago, the food pantry has seen a 51 percent increase in use since last year, said Supervisor Gale Strenger Wayne. One of the best ways for individuals and community organizations to help stock food is by donating cash to the food pantry. “The food pantry is a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and it is always so wonderful when we get cash donations because of the leverage; $1 cash buys 9 pounds of food. That’s huge,” Wayne said. The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) acquires, handles, and …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Residents help support Lake Bluff Police Department's initiative.
Braving cold temperatures and likely just as cold water, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents and people from around the area participated in Saturday's Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan off the shores of Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff to benefit Illinois Special Olympics athletes . Plungers were bused to Sunrise Beach and bused back to the Lake Bluff Park District building for the Post-Plunge party. The Lake Bluff Police Department is a key sponsor of this event and last year raised approximately $76,000 to benefit the Illinois Special Olympics. The goal this year was to raise between $90,000 to $100,000. To learn more about Special Olympics, visit www.soill.org