| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
They came armed with scissors, tape, wrapping paper, bows and creativity.
Representatives of nine nonprofit organizations went head to head Wednesday morning in a gift-wrapping competition sponsored by Quattro Caffe at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:42 PM
R&B singer Ne-Yo handed out gifts to children at Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade’s Kendall location Dec. 9 and it’s a cause that hits very close to home for the 32-year-old artist who grew up in humble beginnings in Las Vegas. Ne-Yo himself...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Whether the sound of “Jingle Bells” evokes memories of six-hour car rides to Akron, Ohio, relatives wanting to know why you're not married yet, a relay race of party obligations, or the fear of draining your bank account on presents—...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Local man in Drury Lane’s ‘Camelot’
Henry McGinniss’ interest in theater was sparked by his grandma, who took him to community theater productions as a child.
Despite his early interest, McGinniss did not seriously...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The YWCA, Marklund Home and Open Door Clinic are a few of the 600 organizations joining #ILGiveBig on Giving Tuesday, a day focused on helping nonprofits and the causes they support.
Cities around the country are organizing their own day, but it’...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Emma Mitchell-Clark sat across the desk from Bobby Childs, looked him in the eye and asked the question most dreaded by anyone trying to get a job after getting out of prison:
"Mr. Childs, have you ever been convicted of a crime?"
Childs, who was...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
So you're in a giving mood as 2014 draws to a close. You're not alone. The huge majority of donations to charity in the U.S. happens at the tail end of every year. And in Chicago, 61 percent of people aged 21-33—more than any of the older...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Don't get your hopes up that the extra cash you threw at a charity will help you much come tax time.
For the average 20-something, it "does you squat," said Frank Karall, a CPA who practices in Chicago's North Center neighborhood.
| Oct 29, 2014
Everyone had a smile at the Achievement Centers for Children & Families during the Healthy Bellies workshop. The occasion was a Crock-Pot giveaway.
The group has been studying healthy cooking for the past year with Dada Restaurant chef Bruce Feingold....