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Uptown’s ‘Boost The Block’ Brings Free Food, Public Art And Street Fest To Argyle Street

Boost the Block is hitting Argyle Street every Tuesday this month and will end with a festival Aug. 31.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

100 Ways You Helped: Here’s How Chicagoans Lifted Their Neighbors Through COVID-19 Pandemic

One year ago, life as we knew it was upended by a pandemic and other crises. When the systems we were used to relying on failed, Chicagoans stepped up to save each other.


West Siders Celebrate Birthdays By Raising Money For Community Stimulus: ‘Everybody Should Receive Gifts’

Organizers are giving away gift cards at their weekly food giveaway, Soup for the Soul, at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday. Here's how you can donate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South Shore Neighbors Launch Mutual Aid Effort To Shovel Snow, Deliver Food To People In Need

Volunteers are needed to deliver food, answer the South Shore Blizzard Dig-Out hotline and to coordinate snow shoveling.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Moms Have Baked 1,700 Lasagnas For Those In Need Since October — And They’re Not Slowing Down

The all-volunteer run program was founded by a California mom in May and has since spread to over 1,000 cities. The nonprofit abides by three simple principles: feed families, spread kindness and strengthen communities.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Give Local 2020: Here Are Mutual Aid Groups And Nonprofits Where You Can Give — Or Receive — Help Over The Holidays

These 20 initiatives across Chicago have provided food, protective equipment, money, technical assistance and other support to neighborhood residents in need over the past eight months.


West Town Neighbor Launches Cloth Mask, Holiday Card Drive For Seniors

Lauren Young needs cards written in English, Spanish, Polish and Ukrainian. "I hope to spread a little holiday cheer to at least 1,800 seniors in the West Town area."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Free Food, Cleaning Supplies Available Saturday At All Nations Worship Assembly Spots

Groceries, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent and more will be available at locations in South Shore, Austin and south suburban Park Forest.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Side Mutual Aid Groups Need Donations To Give Away To Neighbors In Need

The groups are collecting donations at the Humboldt Park Boathouse and will help families fill out the census as they give away supplies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hyde Park Mutual Aid Organizer Pledges $5,000 To Match Monthly Donations

Laura Staley's family will match the first month of recurring donations in an effort to encourage neighbors to help those in need.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Mutual Aid Is Collecting Supplies For South, West Siders. Here’s How To Help

“Mutual aid networks are essential to having a thriving community,” one organizer said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Free Disability Care Network Connects Hyde Park And Woodlawn Residents To Groceries, Prescriptions

Accessing needed supplies was already a challenge for people with disabilities due to the pandemic, and the closure of some stores due to looting has only made it harder.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore