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A West Side Good Samaritan Is Renting Hotel Rooms To Get People Off The Streets During Dangerously Cold Weather

Jermaine Jordan is raising money to provide shelter and food to as many people experiencing homelessness as possible.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Woman Needs Help Rebuilding Her Life After Losing Everything In Fire

Latonia Matthews escaped the early morning fire at her Homan Square apartment with only the clothes she was wearing.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Steps Up Again To Help Ailing Paletero, Whose Plight Sheds Light On Struggles Aging Immigrants Face

A GoFundMe for Don Ananías Ocampo aims to help him recover after surgery and find more reliable housing.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Civil Rights Leader, Historian Timuel Black, 102, In Hospice; Supporters Raising Funds For His Care

"Tim has been working for all of us for his whole life, fighting the good fight to create a better world," the fundraiser's organizer wrote. "Let us join together and show how much we care."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Rogers Park Teacher Launches Fundraiser To Get Kids On Their 1st Soccer Team — And You Can Help

Some Gale Elementary students in Rogers Park have never had a chance to play on an organized sports team. One of their teachers is partnering with a local soccer league to make it happen.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

A West Side Community Plaza Will Have A Cafe, Flower Shop And Mini-Museum All Housed In Refitted Shipping Containers

Organizers are raising money to repurpose the shipping containers, which will help turn a formerly vacant lot into a "place to be."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Edgewater Neighbors Raise $18,000 For Broadway Cellars To Help Fine Dining Bistro Survive Coronavirus

The Foleys have kept Broadway Cellars afloat with their own cash. Now, neighbors are helping the owners make sure they survive the winter.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Side Teacher Who Won 2019 Golden Apple Award Badly Injured After Being Hit By Bus, Family Says

The family of Leticia Raygoza, a teacher at Phoenix Military Academy, started a GoFundMe to help pay her medical bills.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This Ice Cream Man Has Sold $1 Cones In Bucktown For 42 Years. Now, Neighbors Are Raising Money To Fix His Truck

Wilfredo Cintron has served ice cream to Bucktown families for decades, keeping prices low even as prices for supplies went up.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

GoFundMe Launched For Family Of Mekhi James, Toddler Fatally Shot In Austin

James was shot and killed June 20 in Austin, the youngest victim in that weekend's gun violence.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fundraiser To Help Paleta Man Retire Goes Viral, Reaches Nearly $40,000

Michaelangelo Mosqueda and Karen Gonzalez bought all of Don Rosario's paletas on Father's Day to let him enjoy the day. Then they launched a GoFundMe.

South Chicago, East Side

Man Who Became Face Of Clark And Adams Remembered With Fundraisers For People Who Are Homeless

"He didn't have a house or a dollar to his name but always had a kind word for every single person who passed by him on the street," said a friend of Daniel Dashner.


After Huge Repair Bill Hit Tiny United Church Of Rogers Park, Donors Stepped Up In A Big Way

Donors gave more than $17,000 to help the church pay its repair bill.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Nighthawk Can Serve Liquor Again After Bar Patrons Pay Off Nearly $10,000 In City Fines Through GoFundMe

The Albany Park bar had to stop selling booze after racking up steep fines from the city. But its fans stepped up to bail them out.

Albany Park

United Church Of Rogers Park Launches GoFundMe To Help Pay For Costly Plumbing Repairs

In order to come into compliance with city code, the church needs to upgrade their plumbing system. That could cost as much as $20,000.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Save Fannie’s’ Campaign In Final Weeks, Cafe Hosting Mini-Market To Help Reach Fundraising Goal

“The outpour of support has been awesome and we're really grateful and it's resolved us to work very hard to stay and hit our goal.”

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Supporters Raising Money For Families Of Fallen Chicago Police Officers After Train Tragedy In Roseland

Officers Eduardo Marmelejo and Conrad Gary died Monday night at 103rd and Cottage Grove. Now, GoFundMe pages are raising money for their families.

Roseland, Pullman

GoFundMe Launched For UIC Student Cyclist Critically Injured When Passenger Opens Car Door In Pilsen

The UIC student, who remains unconscious, was hit by another car and suffered severe brain damage, according to the crowdfunding page.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop