For 20 years, SOS Children's Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. To brighten the lives of its resident children and their foster families, Marketwired’s Chicago office devoted a day in early December to creating a festive, more inviting living environment for the holiday season and beyond.
With roots dating to the 1890s, St. Francis De Sales High School is a private Catholic institution that serves a diverse group of grade 9 to 12 students from the surrounding lower-income area of Southeast Chicago. The current campus, which was completed in 1958, is in need of a facelift – so on July 10 the Marketwired Chicago office volunteered to help spruce up this aging facility and travelled across town for a productive and rewarding day of community service.
Thousands of children, youth, and families have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities, mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. To help make a difference, team members from Marketwired’s San Francisco office recently volunteered their time at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a charity dedicated to early intervention through treatment and prevention programs that help transform lives. After a great day interacting with the kids, the group not only felt that they made a difference in the children’s lives, but also left feeling the impact the kids made on them.