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WGN Radio tornado fundraiser raises more than $554,000 in 24 hours (WGN Radio)

The Chicago Nonprofit That's Helping a Million Low-Income Students Graduate - One Million Degrees

Students’ Business Good for the Environment, Community… and Body - 

CHICAGO — A very special after school program in Chicago has set it’s sights on creating a better environment.

It’s called Sprouting Out.

The program helps teens create businesses that are eco-friendly and good for the community.

WATCH a news report video about the ADA Camps that we donate to.

“The ADA is not only important to me, but to my family. I think the best program they offer is the summer camp for kids with diabetes.

Since all the kids at the ADA camp have diabetes, there are other kids my age who can relate. And all of the camp counselors are diabetics. Bobby*, a camp counselor, has said “Diabetes cannot really stop you from anything.” Camp has a lot of fun activities, like swimming, but we also learn things there too.

During camp last year, I practiced giving myself an insulin injection and learned about the signs of a low blood sugar. My mom listened to the guest speakers there. I hope all the kids with diabetes can have the chance to go to an ADA summer camp!”
–Elementary School Aged Boy
*All names have been changed per family request

Bright Endeavors Featured on WTTW11: Chicago Tonight

Just over two months ago, Bright Endeavors successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign to grow their newest venture, Good Glass Chicago. Bright Endeavors is the non-profit social enterprise of New Moms. Their video feature on WTTW:11: Chicago Tonight, in conjunction with their partners Accion Chicago and its program SEED Chicago, describes how Good Glass Chicago helps to transform the lives of adolescent mothers.

Good Glass Chicago provides waste-free soy candle rentals to some of Chicago’s most reputable event venues and restaurants. With 80 Kickstarter backers, Good Glass Chicago raised enough financing to purchase an industrial dishwasher and equipment for expanding production.

With dishwasher installation nearing completion, and the full-on launch of Good Glass Chicago coming shortly, we’ll share more news in the next few weeks