Chicago Bears support I Grow Chicago’s COVID-19 Relief Effort

Chicago Bears and the Bears Care foundation are committed to supporting the local COVID-19 relief. They are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to local organizations and and I Grow Chicago is one of them. The organization will receive $10,000...
Love in Action: Nurse Jackie

Love in Action: Nurse Jackie

Hand sanitizer for 15 seconds. Gown. Booties. Hand sanitizer again. N95 mask and seal check. Surgical mask, secured with bobby pins to keep it tight. Hair net over my slicked back military bun. Face shield. First pair of gloves. Second pair of gloves. Ready.  ...
Behind the Barrier: Social Isolation and Trauma during COVID-19

Behind the Barrier: Social Isolation and Trauma during COVID-19

Trauma is an automatic protective response to an event (or a series of events) that it perceives as potentially dangerous (Menakem 2017), a natural response to often unnatural events — such as rape, gun violence, war, racist acts, poverty, and abuse. Trauma leaves...
Behind the Barrier: Access to Water

Behind the Barrier: Access to Water

Fund the frontlines Water is a necessity for survival for all living beings, but all across the world is it is inaccessible or contaminated for many populations. Even within our own city of Chicago, this is an issue. Homes within Chicago, especially in the poorest zip...

Chicago Tribune: Where to donate or volunteer in Chicago

Many nonprofit organizations and charities were forced to cancel fundraising events after Gov. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order, however, in order for many nonprofits and charities to continue their services to support people, they need finances. I Grow Chicago...