Look for the Helpers: How Chicagoans Are Giving Back During COVID-19 Pandemic

As challenging as this global pandemic has been, we’re always looking for ways to help spread kindness in our community. That’s why we’ve started our “Look for the Helpers” series. We’re featuring individuals that have helped Chicagoland families during these difficult times. Read below to see how people are giving back right now.

Do you know someone who has helped others? Feel free to nominate them by emailing us at editor@chicagoparent.com

5-Year-Old Chicago Boy Creates ‘Keep Away Corona’ Podcast

The adorable 5-year-old-turned-journalist, Albie Gill, has created the “Keep Away Corona” podcast to talk with friends and family about coronavirus.

Read more about Albie

7-Year-Old Chicago Girl Sells Bracelets to Raise Money for Hospital Supplies

Seven-year-old Hayley Orlinsky’s original goal of $200 of selling bracelets to help raise money for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital has now reached more than $11,300. 

Read more about Hayley

Teens Offering Free Tutoring for CPS Students

Connect Chicago has recruited more than 150 volunteers — all of them high school students — to offer free tutoring to Chicago Public Schools students. 

Read more about Connect Chicago.

Buffalo Grove Dad Is Dressing Up in Costumes to Bring Joy to Neighborhood Kids

Neil Rubenstein is cheering up neighborhood kids by dressing up as characters like Shrek or the Cookie Monster during his family walks. 


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Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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