How to say thank you to essential workers such as cashiers, nurses, mail carriers, bus drivers and janitors

By Nara Schoenberg •
Chicago Tribune
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Americans are brainstorming with neighbors, posting questions on social media, and Googling for tips and advice. The question at the center of all the hand wringing and head-scratching: How do you thank the essential workers who remain out in the world, exposing themselves to greater risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, so that we can

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How your family can volunteer during the pandemic

Angela Hatem on Offspring and shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker •
Lifehacker
How your family can volunteer during the pandemic

Right now, you and your family are on your own little Gilligan’s Island. It was supposed to be a three-hour tour, but thanks to COVID-19, you and your crew will be stranded for at least a few more weeks. Just like the merry castaways, you are probably feeling pretty isolated and disconnected from the rest

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Meet our 2020 March for Babies Ambassador Family

Wintrust
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Since 2008, Wintrust has contributed more than $800,000 to the March of Dimes organization to fight against premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. This year, in addition to defending its title as March of Dimes’ top fundraising partner in the Chicago metropolitan area, Wintrust is proud to announce that Founder & CEO Ed Wehmer

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What to know about year-end charitable giving

Wintrust
year end charitable giving

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and giving. And, while gifting presents to loved ones is a hallmark of the holidays, charitable giving is also at its highest during this time of year. According to research by Nonprofit Source, nearly one-third of annual giving occurs in December, with 10% of all giving coming

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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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