All tickets are non-refundable.
All tickets are non-refundable.
PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 87 percent since its founding in 1997. In just 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs.
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities across the Chicagoland area.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) works to prevent and eliminate homelessness for every man, woman and child. CCH upholds the belief that housing is a human right in a just society. CCH is the only non-profit in Illinois crafting public policies that curb – and one day, can end – homelessness that hits low- and moderate-income families. CCH pursues initiatives to preserve a shelter safety net, secure more affordable housing and rents, and boost access to transitional job programs and quality healthcare. We train and empower homeless people to advocate on all these issues. CCH is also the only law office in Illinois dedicated solely to serving homeless people, with focus on children and teens turned away by public schools or denied school services.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder.
The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is available to assist individuals and families with questions, information and resources. Call or email them at 1-888-AUTISM2 or FamilyServices@AutismSpeaks.org
Junior Council supports the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Our mission is to support the program and ensure all children with HIV/AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to high quality pediatric healthcare.
Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in 1992 and has been helping kids rediscover their childhood while finding a cure. Bear Necessities’ mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. Bear Necessities carries out its mission through two unique programs; The Bear Hugs Program which offers patients comfort and courage through a customized experience, and the Bear Discoveries Program which awards grants to junior investigative researchers and fellows nationwide to find a cure.
Gilda’s Club Chicago supports anyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends, as well as those who have lost someone to cancer. Our innovative program, including more than 300 free activities each month, is an essential complement to medical care and offers support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyle workshops, resource referrals, and social opportunities. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.