#GivingTuesday… A Day to Support Some Great Charities

Dec 03, 2013
Jason Baumann


Now that we have Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us. Let us make #GivingTuesday the best. Giving Tuesday is a day when we can come together as a community to support those in need. In lieu of a social media blog today, I wanted to highlight some of the most amazing charities that I have had the pleasure of working with and encourage you to support some of these amazing places.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest – Starlight partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Simply put, Starlight puts smiles on the faces of some of the most seriously ill children who spend their lives battling critical and chronic conditions. Support Starlight at www.starlight.org/midwest.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois – Founded locally in 1985, Make-A-Wish® Illinois has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with courageous children across the state. Simply put, Make-A-Wish creates magical experiences for children battling life-threatening conditions. Support Make-A-Wish at illinois.wish.org.

Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago – Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago maximizes independence and creates opportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs to live, learn, work and play in their communities by providing a lifespan of premier services. In Chicagoland, Easter Seals offers unparalleled services to some of the most amazing children and young adults living with Austim. Support Easter Seals at www.eastersealschicago.org.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago – As someone who has personally experienced the devasting effects of seizures, I can attest to the importance of this amazing organization. Created in 1946 as a grassroots effort in Illinois to help people with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation offers counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live. Support the Epilepsy Foundation at www.epilepsychicago.org.

Catholic Charities of Chicago – While carrying the Catholic principle of serving those in needs, Catholic Charities extends its arms to all those in needs regardless of their faith and their work is unlike any organization I have ever seen! In their words, Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.Support Catholic Charities at www.catholiccharities.net.

Safe Humane Chicago – For animal lovers, this is an amazing charity. Based on a principle that a humane community is safer, Safe Humane Chicago is an innovative organization that was founded to make communities safer by reducing violence for our children and companion animals. Support Safe Humane at www.safehumanechicago.org.

These are all amazing organizations. Know that making a donation or volunteering with any of these organizations will greatly impact of our community. I encourage you all to support or get involved.

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