This week, the Trust launched its new and improved website. If you’d spent any time on our old site, we’re hoping that you see many differences. Most importantly, we’re committed to regularly sharing stories—of the Trust’s history, our donors, grant recipients and examples of powerful philanthropy from Chicagoans from across the region (yes, that means you).
I’m serious. We want to hear about the ways you, your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues are working to make Chicago better. Send us your “good news” stories of philanthropy at email@example.com or on social media using the hashtag #trust100.
More good news from across the Web:
Do you cha cha? Trust me, even if you have two left feet, you can participate in the Chicago Charity Challenge (also known as the Chicago Cha Cha). It’s a nonprofit volunteer and fundraising competition that teams businesses with charities to motivate, support and reward employee giving. They tally all the philanthropic efforts of its participants—since 2014, Cha Cha Challenge teams have contributed more than $6 million and 22,529 volunteer hours.
On Monday, we remembered those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. NBC Chicago’s “Making a Difference” shared this story of a great organization—Hockey Saves—that provides support and resources to members of the military through the game of hockey.
Doing good can be as simple as being courteous to those around you as you take the train to work in the morning. While the CTA’s new advertising campaign uses humor to make this point, it’s a good reminder that even small acts of kindness matter.
Let us know what you think about our new look—and keep coming back to cct.org for more amazing stories of philanthropy from across the region!