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  • The Walmart Foundation has donated $50,000 to Loaves & Fishes Community Services to help reduce hunger in the Western suburbs. 
  • DEERFIELD — For the fifth consecutive year, Takeda Pharmaceutical gathered at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Deerfield to raise money for local nonprofit organizations in health, science education and community vitality as part of the company’s annual Takeda Cares Day. 
  • DOWNERS GROVE -- A new countywide arts council being launched by the DuPage Foundation will aim to increase the visibility of arts, expand art opportunities and unite arts organizations in DuPage County.  
  • Employees at Rust-Oleum in Vernon Hills used the parking lot as a studio and spray paint as the medium on Wednesday to launch a social network campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness and education.  
  • ELK GROVE VILLAGE — Des Plaines Office Equipment recently installed two Sharp Aquos Board interactive display systems at Westwood Elementary School and Woodstock North High School, both in Woodstock. 
  • GLEN ELLYN --  Re:new, a nonprofit group that hires refugee women and sells their handcrafted handbags, is planning to move to a downtown storefront on Main Street, where Tripi De Lano hopes to hire more artisans and educate customers about the challenges facing refugee women in DuPage County.

  • DEKALB -- Northern Illinois University's College of Business announced a new scholarship has been created by longtime donors Bob and Cathy Rothkopf. 
  • A holistic approach to early childhood education

    Investing in early childhood education has been a priority of the DuPage Foundation since its inception. However, the cause has taken on even greater significance to the organization in recent years when it launched its Bright & Early DuPage initiative in November 2013 — a unique endeavor designed to bring community resources together to help all DuPage children learn, thrive and succeed.

  • What story is your company telling?
    It’s a typical conference — speakers, applause, display booths, tons of caffeine and sugary treats.   While there, I fretted about work projects, imagining them magically multiplying in my absence. Lost in this sad reverie, I almost missed it. “What story is your company telling?” The speaker questioned and went on to discuss impact. The question stuck and I’ve thought about it a few times since. 
  • Collaboration, volunteerism strengthen local communities
    Throughout Illinois nonprofits delivering social service programs face unprecedented financial challenges. The risk of additional cuts to already slim operating budgets could force some organizations to eliminate important programs or even close their doors. Corporations and businesses in our area are making nonprofit dollars go further by sharing employee skills and talents with local organizations 
  • GRAYSLAKE -- Nearly 500 employees from Discover Financial Services descended on the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake on Thursday to volunteer their time to support nonprofit groups through Chicago Cares.

  • CHICAGO  — One of the nation's largest philanthropic foundations has announced a new focus on global climate change and reform of the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • WAUKEGAN --  Consumers Credit Union is wrapping up another summer filled with community outreach, participating in a lineup of nine community events. 
  • DES PLAINES — PeakGiving, Peak Construction Corp.'s philanthropic arm, recently volunteered at Northern Illinois Food Bank. 
  • Countryside nonprofit in Palatine to sell, relocate

    PALATINE -- The Countryside Association for People with Disabilities is a week or two away from selling its 8-acre Palatine facility and is looking for a new location in the same general area, according to association leadership.

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