Archive for Community Service

Andersonville Recycles Hits Third Year of Responsible Disposal

The Andersonville Recycles program is celebrating their third year of sorted, environmentally responsible waste disposal conveniently located along main thoroughfare Clark Street. The program is the only one of its kind to allow pedestrians to easily recycle glass, paper, plastic and aluminum easily on the go in a neighborhood commercial district. The program is cooperative [Read More]

April 10, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Community Service, Cook County, Green Living, Green Tips, Locations

Residents of McHenry County Neighborhoods go Bald for a Cause

In 1999, three coworkers came up with an idea to shave their heads for donations to raise funds for kids with cancer. In 2000, Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell, hosted the first St. Baldrick’s event at their industry’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, shaving 19 heads and raising $104,000 to fund the research [Read More]

@properties Hosts “Friends and Neighbors” Fundraiser To Benefit Local Charities

@properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund hosted its third annual Chicago Revealed fundraising event Sept. 20, benefiting two local organizations: Off the Street Club and Community Partners for Affordable Housing. More than 200 guests attended the event, which was held at The Standard Club in downtown Chicago. This year’s theme was “Artists in the City.” [Read More]

October 18, 2012 | Author: @Properties | Comments: (0) | Categories: Charities, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Events, Featured

Down Payment Grants for Chicago New Home Buyers

In the market to buy a Chicago new home? A new program could net you $15,000 for a down payment. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday unveiled CityLIFT, a program that will offer more than $8 million in down payment assistance grants to prospective Chicago home buyers to aid in the recovery of the [Read More]

Grants To Improve Parenting Programs in Chicago Neighborhoods

The Robert McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune have partnered up to announce 27 grant awards that will assist local agencies with parenting programs. Residents of new homes in Chicago will be pleased to see that these programs will be making Chicago-area communities safer for children. The motivation behind the awards is to strengthen the [Read More]

September 23, 2012 | Author: Jessica Thom | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Community Service, Cook County, Locations

Vote for Nonprofit to Clean Up Chicago River

I have lots of Tom’s of Maine (TOMs) products in my real estate in Chicago, and I feel even better that I support this company now that I know that it is a supporter of community involvement programs, including a new contest that needs your help. Voting is open to the public in the Tom’s [Read More]

September 15, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Community Service, Contests

Options for Chicago Students During Teachers Strike

As reported Sunday night, Chicago’s teachers went on strike Monday morning. The Chicago Public School system has implemented its Children First plan for some of the 403,000 students that attend the nation’s third-largest school district. To read about the 144 open Children First sites and how to sign up your student, click this Chicago real [Read More]

September 10, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Community Service, Economy, Events, In the City