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Portage Park Woman Provides Free Items To People In Need With Her Treasure Box Program

"My dream is to fill my entire house with things that I’m going to give away," Jaclyn Crawford said. "That would make me so happy."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

My Block, My Hood, My City Launches Initiative To Get Seniors Vaccinated

People 65 and older can sign up to be matched with a volunteer who will work to connect them to a nearby vaccination site.

Citywide

My Block, My Hood, My City Gets 200 Requests To Shovel After Snowstorm — Here’s How To Join Their Volunteer Patrol

More than 100 volunteers came together to shovel at homes across the city Tuesday. The shoveling brigade will be back out Wednesday to help more seniors in need.

Englewood, Chatham

Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago

Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Seniors Need Help Shoveling Their Sidewalk After Snow, And My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers

The group is looking for volunteers who can clear sidewalks around the city to help seniors.

Citywide

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Citywide

Neighbors Light Up West Side Boulevard To Let Community Know ‘They’re Cared About’

The holiday light show spanned the length of Douglas Boulevard, the first time the street has been fully decorated.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New ‘Black Girls Carol’ Group Spreads Holiday Cheer On The South Side

In a year filled with loss and devastation, a group of Black women are coming together to spread holiday cheer in their neighborhoods.

Englewood, Chatham

West Siders Need Volunteers, Donations For Holiday Light Show: ‘It’s Time For Us To Start Changing The Narrative’

Neighbors are planning to decorate at least 225 trees along Douglas Boulevard — but they need your help. "We're going to do it in this area because this is where we hear the shots," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Hundreds Of Volunteers Come Together To Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up The South Side

“We look down King Drive now, and we see a lot of helicopter lights, police lights,” founder Jahmal Cole said. “... I wanted to do something simple and reduce the blight by hanging up some [holiday] lights."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday

The nonprofit is inviting volunteers to decorate a 12-mile stretch of King Drive Saturday. A free concert and tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast virtually, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.

Englewood, Chatham

Hundreds Of Holiday Decorations For Sale From ‘Wreaths Of LUV’ Program Teaching Workplace Skills

Twelve youths and young adults are being paid an $800 stipend for the 10-week program, where they create holiday decorations and learn workplace skills and etiquette.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Give Blood At This South Side Restaurant This Weekend And You Could Get A Free Thanksgiving Plate

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged for the weekend blood drive hosted by Josephine’s Cafe, 436 E. 79th St., in Chatham.

Englewood, Chatham

Here’s How You Can Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up King Drive This Holiday Season

My Block, My Hood, My City aims to light up 500 homes and more than 500 street poles along 12 miles of King Drive this year.

Englewood, Chatham

Breonna Taylor Rally Raises $45,000 To Support Black Women And Girls: ‘It’s Time For Our Voices To Be Heard’

My Block My Hood My City organized the Daley Plaza rally, bringing together hundreds to mourn the 26-year-old EMT shot by police in Louisville and to help support organizations led by and serving Black women and girls.

Downtown

West Side Teens Take Cops On Neighborhood Tour, But Have Mixed Feelings On Expanded Community Policing

The My Block, My Hood, My City youth-led tours aimed to give new officers a better understanding of the issues facing the communities they police.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Hit The Hood’ Organizers Gearing Up For A Labor Day Weekend Full Of Fun And Activism

Grants of $5,000 each are available to organizers of community-led events across Chicago. A fish fry in Chatham, a South Shore back-to-school celebration and a march against the city's police contract are already in the works.

Englewood, Chatham

South Side Businesses Devastated By Coronavirus And Looting Get Lifeline Thanks To My Block, My Hood, My City Grants

More than 200 businesses will receive grants from the organization. "Right now, we need small businesses in our neighborhoods to thrive more than ever. These grants will provide help to rebuild and reopen, block by block."

Englewood, Chatham

Rogers Park Cleans Up After Tornado: ‘Destruction Like I’ve Never Seen’

No major injuries were reported in the city's first tornado in two years.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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