Tickled Pink for Bright Pink
Tickled Pink’s mission is to save women’s lives from Breast & Ovarian Cancer. We partner with the Bright Pink Breast Cancer Organization, and all of our raised funds fuel their innovative programs. Comprised of event professionals from the Chicago area, our board hosts meaningful and fun fundraising events throughout the year. Learn more about Tickled Pink.
Hephzibah Children’s Association
Hephzibah’s mission is to help children thrive and families flourish through innovative and community-based programs. These include short and long-term group homes for children who have suffered from severe abuse and neglect, child welfare and family services, foster care and adoption programs, and early head start programs to give children from low-income families the best possible start in life. Learn more about Hephzibah Children’s Association here, and read about a recent Paramount Serves event we hosted with Hephzibah here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion, and a sense of community. They support children and families at five area Ronald McDonald Houses®, three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles®. Each night, they keep 153 families close to the care and resources they need. Allowing families to stay close to their child in the hospital supports the child’s health and well-being while saving on hotel and food costs. Learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Step Up Women’s Network
Step Up Women’s Network’s mission is to propel girls living in or going to school in under-resourced communities fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Step Up creates and implements impactful after-school and mentorship programs that are open to all girls enrolled in one of our Step-Up partner high schools. Learn more about Step Up Women’s Network.
Best Buddies is the largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the world. They serve people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and more, and help them form friendships, secure jobs, live independently and develop leadership qualities. Learn more about Best Buddies.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago offers counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families and communities. The Epilepsy Foundation works to help people with epilepsy overcome challenges, accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives. They offer a wide array of programs and support services such as week-long retreats and support groups for children, parents and caregivers, adults and the community at no cost. Learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation.
Wish Upon a Wedding
Liz Guthrie started Wish Upon a Wedding after producing a large scale wedding giveaway where she realized there are so many couples in need, and so many business owners who were willing to donate their time and services to a deserving couple. Wish Upon a Wedding grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance, and allows countless wedding and hospitality professions to help these couples celebrate love. Since its launch in January 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding has helped over 120 couples say “I Do.” Learn more about Wish Upon a Wedding.
Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people who have employment barriers. They provide 25 hours per week of paid job experience and job training at their farms to start people on the path to self-sufficiency. We are so lucky to have met Demetrius, our onsite manager for our Greenhouse (which we use to grow herbs and vegetables that we use in our dishes), through Growing Home.
Additionally, we continue to support and partner with a number of other non-profit organizations with Chicago based chapters.