Be The Light

Be a Light for Chicago

“For it is in giving that we receive.” -St. Francis Assisi
This site is dedicated to sharing stories of giving that have made a difference across Chicago communities

Mentor A Child

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Friends First Mentoring Program rallies the community it takes to raise a child, providing resources of growth & companionship for underprivileged children.

Man playing football with children
Volunteers baking at Misericordia bakery

Bake With Heart


Hearts & Flour Bakery warms the hearts of adults with disabilities, helping them find purpose and belonging through work and friendship.

Feeding The Hungry

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Chicago shelter & feed the homeless, providing warm beds, hot meals, and dignity to those in need.

Women serving sandwiches at soup kitchen
Volunteers painting school

restoring chicago schools

Big Shoulders Fund

The Big Shoulders Fund lifts up schools in need during Give Back Days. Six times each year they clean, paint, organize, and beautify the landscape where our city’s kids learn.