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Meet the Need 

Read below about your local organizations, and how to support them. 

Located at Denning Park in LaGrange, The Leader Shop empowers young people in our community to volunteer. With programs ranging from elementary to high school levels, The Leader Shop has given back over 150,000 hours of service back to the community monetarily.

To find out more, visit https://theleadershop.org 

Could you imagine not having simple necessities like a chair, table, or bed? WLTL sat down with Paul De Boer to learn more about the Chicago Furniture Bank, a non profit organization dedicated to providing dignity, stability and comfort to Chicagoans that face poverty. They save the furniture from the landfill, give it a second use, and benefit the city of Chicago in the process. https://www.chicagofurniturebank.org/

P.A.W.S is a non-profit located in Tinley Park. Their motto is "“Saving one homeless animal will not save the world, but surely, for that one homeless animal the world will change forever”. Donate, or volunteer with the Peoples Animal Welfare Society and help with cleaning the animal areas, assisting adopters, walking and feeding. https://pawstinleypark.org/

Paws for Patrick is a non profit organization that seeks to connect young people with Emotional Support Animals and therapy animals. In their three years as a charity, they’ve been able to connect many people with ESAs and therapy animals and have worked to break the stigma around mental health. https://www.pawsforpatrick.org/

The Western Golf Association’s Evans Scholar foundation gives hardworking and deserving honor caddies needed scholarships for college. Started in 1930 by the great U.S. open winner Chick Evans along with the Western Golf Association or WGA. The scholarship sends more than 1000 caddies every year to more than 24 of the leading institutions for higher learning across the country. 40% of those caddies are first generation college students. 

https://wgaesf.org/ 

The Home2Home Project is a local non-profit organization with the mission “To furnish the homes of formerly homeless families by repurposing gently used furniture and household items” Since 2017, the Home2Home Project has reached out through our community and collected over 59,000 household essentials for those in need. https://www.h2hproject.org/ 

The Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue is a local nonprofit that is working hard to find homes for unwanted or abandoned labs. They’ve been making sure dogs in the Chicagoland area have loving and lasting families for almost 25 years. Learn more about how to support them and many other local non-profit organizations at wltl.net/donate. https://mlrr.org/ 

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