Published June 13th, 2014 by

It’s one of the first principles of kindness you learn in school, “sharing is caring.” In recent years, whole businesses have been built on this principle. Companies like ZipCar and I-Go allow you to share cars for short-term periods. Many other companies have popped up in the areas of accommodation…

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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 10th, 2013 by

Its snack time! What’s your favorite snack? Did your tummy all of a sudden rumble? Did all sorts of light delights magically appear in your mind? Don’t lie! I know mine did!  Some people love the sour than sweet experience of a bag of Sour Patch while others go for…

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Published December 8th, 2013 by

Donating items to charity is a great way to make an impact with the things you no longer are using! It gives your goods a second life and can be used directly by a charity while also reducing their direct costs of helping those in…

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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 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 21st, 2013 by

Here at Zealous Good we are lucky enough to work some pretty spiffy organizations in the Chicagoland area! We wanted to take some time to highlight the wonderful work that they’re doing and share them with you lovely readers! Take a second to meet three organizations doing amazing things…

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Published September 27th, 2013 by
Published September 23rd, 2013 by

As summer 2013 comes to a close, it has been hard not to reflect on past summers of my life, and there is one that stands out. During this summer, I worked as a camp counselor with a group of funny, smart, mischievous kids. Together, we…

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Published September 9th, 2013 by

It’s pretty obvious that a benefit of donating excess items is knowing you have helped someone in need! But secondary motivation to that awesome feeling can be the tax benefits received from giving a tax deductible donation to a nonprofit organization! This short guide will give donors an idea about…

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