Creating the Good

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Volunteer Spotlight
A woman packing boxes with food
Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers, a dedicated group of volunteers, have collected, packed and shipped nearly 6,500 boxes of food, toiletries, games, books and playing cards to some 280 service members overseas.
Rochelle Crump is the president National Women Veterans United, which helps hundreds of female veterans live happy and healthy lives.
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Colette Hawley of "Coco's Songs for Seniors" takes her show to new "heights" as she travels around Illinois performing at nursing homes and retirement communities.
Packing boxes veterans
Jacky Connelly founded Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers 17 years ago to pack care packages for soldiers, just like her mom did for her dad when he was sergeant in World War II.
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Grammy-nominated composer Victor Pichardo has dedicated his life to preserving traditional Mexican music, including passing it down to the next generation of Mexican-American performers.
Janice Arnold, founder of Angel Ministries, assembled a team of volunteers to make 12,000 masks for healthcare workers and school kids in Jerseyville, Illinois.
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Deloris Lucas raises awareness about transportation issues in the Riverdale neighborhood on Chicago’s far South Side.
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