What’s Good in July

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The middle of summer is upon us! Long days and warm nights allow us to get the most out of each and every day. Since we all have more daylight on our hands, consider using some of it to support a local non-profit! One great thing about July: charity events are going on all month long!

Through July 5th: Celebrate Differences is giving away 8 bikes to children with special needs! If you’d like to nominate someone for a bike, register them by the 5th and share their nomination on Facebook to receive the most votes. Voting ends the 10th!

July 13th: Come join Urban Art Retreat at its Emerging Artist Showcase’s opening reception from 1-4 PM at the Liz Long Gallery. Stop by to support local artists and a good cause!

July 14th: Spend your Bastille day supporting A Safe Haven‘s Run to End Homelessness. They have both a regular 5k and a kids’ Fun Run to join! Race begins at 8 A.M in Douglas Park in Chicago! Register now!

July 21st: Take part in the Rock N Roll Half Marathon with the Starlight in Sneakers team. The team is running to raise awareness and fundraise for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Race starts at 6:30 AM at Grant Park!

July 25th: Cabrini Connections invites you to their 20th annual golf outing. Feel free to either participate in the round of golf or stop by afterwards for dinner and drinks! All proceeds benefit the student tutoring program. If you can’t make the event, consider buying raffle tickets, which could win you a host of fabulous prizes. Tickets cost $20 for one or $50 for three. Check their website periodically for an updated prize list.

By the way, if you can’t make it to any of these events, you can still support these charities – and many others – by donating items on Zealous Good! We hope you enjoy this fantastic July!

Kevin Binder is a 2013 summer marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find him on Google+ or find Zealous Good on Facebook or on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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