Published June 6th, 2014 by

As a current college student, I constantly hear my friends and classmates talk about how they feel like they can’t help any of the awesome nonprofits that come to campus because they’re too broke. And until recently, I completely fell into that camp.

But what I’ve discovered is that college…

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Published December 20th, 2013 by

If you ask someone, “what’s the best gift you’ve ever received?” you’ll often hear about a beloved childhood birthday present. When you ask a nonprofit, “what’s the best gift your organization has received?” you’re more likely to hear an even more heartwarming recollection about a generous donor who made…

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Published December 16th, 2013 by

The holiday season is a time for pageants, recitals, and the annual performance of The Nutcracker. However, for several charities in the Chicago area, its theater season all year long! These organizations are providing valuable drama experience and a safe place to spend time after school for children and…

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Published December 13th, 2013 by

It’s the holiday season, and many of you out there are probably planning on giving to charity, whether financially or through in-kind donations. We talked to local Chicago charities to find out what types of donations are most needed at the holidays. They’ve made their Christmas lists, so now you…

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Published December 6th, 2013 by

Holidays for children generally revolve around getting presents. Unfortunately, sometimes the focus on getting over giving leads to “gimme” attitudes and disappointment, leaving kids cranky and parents exhausted. We’ve noticed an awesome trend of families trying out creative methods of charitable holiday gifts with their kids during the holiday…

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Published November 22nd, 2013 by

Thanksgiving is approaching and the team over here at Zealous Good is getting ready for the holiday by practicing an attitude of gratitude. One of the things we’re most thankful for is the opportunity to work with charities doing awesome things in the Chicago area. We’re hoping to pass…

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Published November 8th, 2013 by

Cleaning out your closet is usually considered a springtime activity, but it turns out charities often need more donations in the fall. This year, why not do a little autumn cleaning and find out why fall is the best season to donate by helping out a great…

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Published November 1st, 2013 by

Maximizing Your Impact: Where to find Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering gets even better when you find skilled volunteer opportunities where you can use your special skills to help out a nonprofit. For charities with limited budgets, skilled volunteers are valuable assets. Whatever your talents are, there’s a nonprofit…

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Published October 14th, 2013 by

We can all agree that giving to charity is a good thing to do. But did you know that giving is good for your health? As it turns out, giving to charity makes you happier, healthier, reduces stress and increases longevity.

Healthy house = healthy life

As anyone who’s tried out…

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