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How to set up a little free library in your neighborhood

Kirsten Akens •
Lifehacker
Books resting against each other

You’ve seen the boxes around your neighborhood. Many look like one-room schoolhouses. Others look like mini replicas of their owners’ homes. Since 2010, book lovers have set up more than 60,000 Little Free Libraries in 80-plus countries across the world, designed simply to be free exchanges that, according to Margret Aldrich, a media and programming

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The Mural Building: March of Dimes

Wintrust
baby

When Wintrust took over the lease on the iconic Mural Building along the Kennedy Expressway in 2013, the goal was to feature local non-profits, community groups and events that are improving the greater Chicago community. There’s been artwork inspired by The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants project, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana,

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Start your own charity

Patrick Melvin Jr. •
Independent Thought
charity

Key Takeaways: If you are passionate about a particular cause and there is no charity that supports it, you can start your own charity. Charities can be set up to support overseas causes as well. Self-started charities can be especially beneficial for those planning to donate over $10,000. Let’s say you are at the stage

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