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Above and Beyond

Free Addiction Services To Poverty Stricken Victims

Free Addiction Services To Poverty Stricken Victims

The vision of ABOVE AND BEYOND is to innovate and create the most effective addiction treatment in America, and provide it to Chicago’s poor and homeless, at zero cost to them, provided in convenient walk-in locations in their neighborhoods. We establish long-term relationships with them for support, and assist with housing and employment.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2015

Website

anb.today

Contact

(773) 940-2960

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Aspire

Empowering Kids & Adults With Disabilities

Empowering Kids & Adults With Disabilities

Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of children and adults with developmental disabilities, strengthen their families and build embracing communities. We envision a community where people of all abilities live, learn and grow together.

Headquarters

Hillside, Illinois

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Illinois *U.S. reach for Aspire CoffeeWorks enterprise

Founded

1960

Contact

(708) 236-0979

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Breakthrough

Breakthrough’s Mission Begins And Ends With People

Breakthrough’s Mission Begins And Ends With People

Breakthrough's mission is to partner with people affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity. Breakthrough provides education and youth development activities, sports and fitness programs, workforce development training, transitional and permanent housing, mental and medical health care, among other services. Breakthrough's vision is to create a safe, stable and engaged East Garfield Park community where success is the norm and families enjoy prosperity

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

1992

Contact

(773) 346-1785

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Causing A Stir

Diversify The Hospitality Industry Through Educational And Career-Driven Programs

Diversify The Hospitality Industry Through Educational And Career-Driven Programs

Causing A Stir (CAS) aims to increase inclusion, education, leadership and mentorship within the hospitality industry for women, people of color and LGBT. CAS provides interactive workshops, scholarship programs, a platform to connect and network, and news of employment opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities in the hospitality industry. CAS highlights the career achievements of hospitality professionals in Chicago and other communities. We work strategically with other organizations to create a valuable community for all hospitality professionals. Born from a luncheon of 10 female bartenders and hospitality professionals of color who gathered to discuss the frustrations of the bar community, CAS was founded because the group agreed there was a need within the Chicago bar community for increased racial inclusion, educational opportunities for minorities, and mentorship for people of color.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

United States

Founded

2017

Contact

GetInvolved@CausingAStir.org

(312) 307-6553

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Center For Enriched Living

Social Enrichment, Continued Learning, And Meaningful Employment For People With Developmental Disabilities

Social Enrichment, Continued Learning, And Meaningful Employment For People With Developmental Disabilities

The Center for Enriched Living (CEL) exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. CEL provides a wide variety of social, recreational, and educational enrichment programs that are available seven days a week for people of all abilities, from teens to seniors. Activities include: bowling, mini-golf, pizza parties, summer camps, open mic events, yoga, movie nights, vacations, music in the park, arts nights, and more. CEL also works with individuals with developmental disabilities and community partners to provide paid, meaningful employment. Began in 1968 after two mothers approached a social worker at a local community center to ask for help in finding after-school programs for their children with developmental disabilities, CEL now serves more than 450 people annually throughout the Chicago area in a spacious, Universally Designed, 20,000-square-foot facility that includes a gymnasium, art room, teaching kitchen, technology hub, and accessible garden.

Headquarters

Riverwoods, Illinois

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Local

Founded

1968

Contact

(847) 948-7001

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Code Platoon

Coding Bootcamp For Veterans And Military Spouses

Coding Bootcamp For Veterans And Military Spouses

Code Platoon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to transform veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational bootcamp, mentorship, and internship program. In the 14-week program, we employ hands-on, in-person training with each group of students to teach software design principles, modern software languages, and best practices. We optimize our students’ success by matching them with an industry mentor, who serves as a support system and connects them with a professional network of software developers. Training with Code Platoon frequently culminates in a paid internship with one of our corporate sponsors, and most of our graduates are hired into permanent roles within six months of graduation. Highly sought after by employers, our graduates report a median salary of $68,000 within six months of graduation and $100,000 within two years of graduation.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

United States

Founded

2015

Contact

Info@CodePlatoon.org

(312) 767-7673

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Hatchery Chicago

Growing Food Businesses, Community, And Jobs In Chicago

Growing Food Businesses, Community, And Jobs In Chicago

THE HATCHERY CHICAGO is the area’s premier food-and-beverage business incubator to help local entrepreneurs scale successful companies. Through our incubation programming and production facility, we provide space, financing and resources under one roof. Located in the underserved neighborhood of East Garfield Park, THE HATCHERY helps build businesses that will then create economic growth and new job opportunities in our community. Our workforce development programs seek to create a deep pool of local qualified candidates for the jobs created by our entrepreneurs. Providing our neighbors with free certifications, support, classes and job training, shared-kitchen hours, and industry connections, we view the food industry as a widely accessible path out of poverty.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2018

Contact

Hello@TheHatcheryChicago.org

(312) 283-5928

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

I Grow Chicago

Healing The Hood By Addressing The Root Causes Of Trauma And Violence

Healing The Hood By Addressing The Root Causes Of Trauma And Violence

I Grow Chicago aims to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity. We assist every generation of Englewood residents with every aspect of their lives through nearly 15 different programs, all run by community members and volunteers. Our programs provide mentorship and skills training, restorative justice and community building, yoga and mindfulness, urban farming and food access, and other supportive services. Residents learn the tools they need to stop violence before it starts – from how to take a deep breath before reacting to how to apply for and succeed in jobs. Located in an area of previously abandoned homes and vacant lots, I Grow Chicago’s “Peace Campus” serves more than 3,000 people each year and has transformed one of the most dangerous blocks in Englewood into a symbol of hope and transformation.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2013

Contact

Contact@IGrowChicago.org

(512) 653-9849

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

i.c.stars

Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults

Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults

Founded by a teacher who saw one of her most talented former students working for minimum wage as a housekeeper, i.c.stars seeks to create economic opportunities for people who are highly talented but lack career opportunities because of their socioeconomic background. Our two-year, development-and-leadership program combines project-based learning, full immersion teaching, and industry networking. The highly selective program, which accepts only 20 candidates out of 200 applicants for each class, focuses on Chicago-area, low-income young adults who demonstrate promising technology talent and an extraordinary dedication to positive community impact. Fundamental to i.c.stars is our belief that the more adversity we have faced, the more resilient we become.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Regional

Founded

1999

Contact

info@icstars.org

(312) 640-3850

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

In Her Shoes Foundation

Empower And Inspire Every Woman And Girl To Be Her Personal Best

Empower And Inspire Every Woman And Girl To Be Her Personal Best

In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to embrace and encourage the potential of all women and girls by providing positive influences, learning opportunities, leadership development, and community partnerships. The flagship program – “Ready Set Girls Academy” – is a curriculum that provides teens in middle school and high school with life skills, coping techniques, and self-esteem improvement. IHSF’s professional development program for women – “Ready Set Women Academy” – offers practical tips and guidance on issues from pay negotiations to resume support, leadership to work-life balance, and positive personal growth to workplace achievement. Lastly, the “Giving Back Program” offers volunteer opportunities and partnerships in the Chicago community. After serving as a crisis counselor to young girls and women on the South Side and North Shore of Chicago for more than a decade, Kasia Wereszczynska founded IHSF to further inspire and empower girls and women across Chicago.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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State

Founded

2011

Contact

Info@InHerShoesFoundation.org

(847) 867-9585

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

LaunchU

College/Career Mentoring For Underserved High School Seniors

College/Career Mentoring For Underserved High School Seniors

Launch U is a college and career mentoring program that pairs young professionals as mentors to high achieving but underserved scholars during their senior year of high school and beyond.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago

Founded

2005

Website

LaunchU.org

Contact

(312) 805-3198

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Lawrence Hall

Hope, Healing And Resiliency For Children Who Have Suffered Trauma

Hope, Healing And Resiliency For Children Who Have Suffered Trauma

Lawrence Hall is a community-based service agency embracing at-risk youth and their families by instilling resilience, healing and changing lives for good. Serving over 1,200 youth and families annually, Lawrence Hall cares for newborns to 24-year-olds. Our five-core programs – "Project Work” (job training, placement and mentoring), “Foster Care” (safe, secure and nurturing homes), “Education” (therapeutic day school and experiential learning), “Therapeutic Treatment” (residential treatment and canine, music, art and recreational therapies), and “Living” (transitional and independent living) – are designed to promote overall well-being and empower young people who have experienced trauma. With locations throughout Chicago, Lawrence Hall is invested in communities and dedicated to providing preventive programming and services that can allow families and young people to thrive.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Regional

Founded

1865

Contact

Information@LawrenceHall.org

(773) 769-3500

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

One For One

Providing Opportunities And Resources For Youth Affected By Violence In Chicago

Providing Opportunities And Resources For Youth Affected By Violence In Chicago

One For One supports young adults living in Chicago’s most dangerous and violent communities. For more than a decade, our organization has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence by enriching the lives of youth, allowing them to connect and thrive within their communities and beyond. Through programming, workshops, mentorship and employment, we provide opportunities that nurture values and integrity, and help individuals forge a positive future. Our signature “Keeping Grounded Greenhouse Program” offers immersive job training and ongoing workshops to high school students in a safe and nurturing environment on a 4,000-square-foot urban farm. Originally founded as the Ferrer Foundation and focused on children of incarcerated parents, the organization has evolved its mission over the years to best serve youth living in Chicago communities where violence is prevalent.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Regional

Founded

2007

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Project Onward

Extraordinary Art. Extraordinary People.

Extraordinary Art. Extraordinary People.

PROJECT ONWARD is a nonprofit studio and gallery for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities. PROJECT ONWARD supports the professional development of artists with exceptional talents and challenges – ranging from autism to mental illness – and provides these artists with workspace, materials, professional guidance, exhibition opportunities and access to markets to sell their work and advance their careers. In opening the studio and gallery to the public and activating the space with free public programs, PROJECT ONWARD seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities. At PROJECT ONWARD, art has become a unique medium for comprehensively and constructively discussing mental illness and developmental disabilities and re-framing the discussion around these artists’ abilities.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2004

Contact

Info@ProjectOnward.org

(773) 940-2992

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

re:work training

Reshaping Tech Hiring Trends To Increase Diversity And Workplace Inclusion

Reshaping Tech Hiring Trends To Increase Diversity And Workplace Inclusion

We teach Chicago's overlooked talent how to sell software, then help them land careers with top-tier employers. Our mission is to reshape hiring trends in tech for underserved communities by providing workforce and business development training. Almost all of our candidates are under-represented minorities from the South and West Sides of Chicago. With a job placement rate of 83% and an average starting salary of almost $50,000, we pride ourselves on helping candidates find meaningful work and more financial success than they would anywhere else. We believe in a world in which lasting workplace inclusion generates positive ripple effects across families, industries, and communities.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2016

Contact

info@reworktraining.org

(312) 585-6411

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Recipe For Change

Culinary Education For Detainees
In Cook County Jail

Culinary Education For Detainees In Cook County Jail

Recipe For Change (RFC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides dignity and opportunity to the detainees of Cook County Jail through an introduction to healthy food, good nutrition, and the art of quality cooking. During the three-month culinary education program, the detainees are challenged to learn the finer points of cuisine, memorize intricate recipes, and demonstrate a knowledge of kitchen safety protocols, proper serving techniques, and table manners. The program’s participants also learn the importance of teamwork, focus, and accountability. Expecting the same discipline and dedication from the detainees as he does his own restaurant employees, Italian Chef Bruno Abate founded RFC to teach the skills and confidence necessary for detainees to secure employment after their release from prison.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

2014

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

StreetWise

A Hand Up (Not A Hand Out) For The Poor And Homeless

A Hand Up (Not A Hand Out) For The Poor And Homeless

StreetWise is one of the largest “street papers” in the United States and focuses on news that is “socially conscious and Chicago-centric.” Our mission is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit through the dignity of self-employment. We provide Chicagoans facing homelessness with a combination of supportive services, workforce development resources, and immediate access to gainful employment by becoming a StreetWise vendor. By purchasing and taking the magazine, you are providing a "hand up, not a hand out" to one of our 150+ vendors working towards self-sufficiency. Founded in the early 1990s, StreetWise is a practical solution to the crisis of homelessness in Chicago: give homeless men and women a chance to help themselves and gain personal dignity by selling a newspaper to earn income rather than begging for money.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

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Local

Founded

1992

Contact

Information@StreetWise.org

(773) 334-6600

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Women Tech Founders

Accelerate The Number Of Powerful Women In Tech And Leadership

Accelerate The Number Of Powerful Women In Tech And Leadership

The mission of WOMEN TECH FOUNDERS is to inspire more women to pursue a career in technology and leadership. WTF tells the stories and lessons learned of women who are already making waves in the field, so that we can inspire, educate and connect women in the tech ecosystem, from startup founders to funders and leaders. We use storytelling, video and networking events to build deep connections, drive inclusiveness through profitablity, and infuse diversity into tech. Our vision is a tech industry that drives everyone’s potential to reach their dreams, advance business, and change the world.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

International

Founded

2015

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Having the ability to order branded clothing and gear without maintaining inventory is an excellent way to increase awareness about our organization and keep costs down.

Sara Tyghter

Global Lyme Alliance

Stamford, CT

Working with CLOZTALK is so easy and so fun! Our partnership has resulted in a lot more people wearing our swag and sharing our mission, so it's a win- win- WIN!

Jenn Gibbons

Recovery On Water (ROW)

Chicago, IL

We are proud to be partnered with CLOZTALK! From the beginning, they've made it incredibly easy...I had to order some Wild Tomorrow Fund swag myself :) and it did not disappoint!!

Tori Gray

Wild Tomorrow Fund

New York, NY

All of the merchandise is terrific - comfortable, great quality, logo looks great.

Juliet Sorensen

Injustice Watch

Chicago, IL

Our charity link has only been live for a couple of days, and we already have had a lead from a baseball program that saw us on the CLOZTALK website and is interested in doing a collection drive for us. How cool is that?

Sherry Arthur

The Sports Shed

Chicago, IL

CLOZTALK gives us a way to promote an organization doing great work while also supporting them financially!

Monica Bryant

Triage Cancer

Chicago, IL

What better way to help your organization and spread the good will and love. Plus the product they can create, produce and deliver … we say in Italian “MAMMA MIA .. Che Bella!!

John Ambrogi

Imerman Angels

Chicago, IL

Ideal partners are the ones who bring resources you do not have, have the expertise you need and deliver a high-end product that enhances your brand. CLOZTALK is that partner. Having less administrative burden and better style in our merchandising has elevated Dreams for Kids!

Tom Tuohy

Dreams For Kids

Chicago, IL

Love this site! Love their mission! Love the apparel! My friends are now supporting my charity after seeing my fabulous track jacket!

Juli Rosten

Imerman Angels

Las Vegas, NV

It is great to see all of these wonderful non-profits listed and to learn about all of the great work they are doing. It makes you want to support more than one. The quality of the apparel is top notch and sizes are always available.

Sandi Robinson

ChiGivesBack

Chicago, IL

The clothing is top notch and fashionable. I have purchased many items, and I will continue to do so!

Melissa Moss

Kids Have Hope

Chicago, IL

This ability to provide quality branded apparel to our constituents allows MDA to engage with individuals who don’t yet know about our organization, and with proceeds from CLOZTALK's net profits going back to MDA’s cause, it’s a win-win.

Amber Hartwig

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Chicago, IL

CLOZTALK is such a great resource for charities that have enough to do without having to figure out clothing options on their own!

Bradley Glassel

Epic Experience

Lake Mills, WI

I researched CLOZTALK and they are a standup, charitable organization dedicated to the greater good of all people; my kind of company! I highly recommend CLOZTALK.

Lynda Wolters

Epic Experience

Boise, Idaho