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SHOP AND BENEFIT PARKINSON’S RESEARCH The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research michaeljfox.org Please join us for the Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio’s Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1st from noon to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy sweet treats, delicious drinks, live music and Eve’s fine art jewelry. Best of all, 10% of all direct sales during this event will go directly to Parkinson’s research! 623 Grove St., Evanston, evejewelry.com

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DONATE WINTER WEAR TO KEEP STUDENTS WARM Wood Family Foundation 312-924-9234 | woodfamilyfoundation.org The Warm Wishes program is looking for hats, gloves and scarf donations this winter season. The Wood Family Foundation’s Warm Wishes program will help a Chicago Public school located in the Austin neighborhood. If you would like to learn more about Warm Wishes or find donation locations, please visit woodfamilyfoundation.org. HELP TRANSITION THE HOMELESS The Lake County Haven 847-680-1703 | lakecountyhaven.org The Lake County Haven transitions women and children from homelessness to independent living. This could not happen without your help! Residents are currently in need of: Target gift cards, Walmart gift cards, gas station gift cards, bus or Metra passes, gently used women’s professional

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VOLUNTEER TO SAVE LIVES Old Irving Park Community Clinic (OIPCC) 5425 W. Addison, Chicago | 773-427-0298 oipcc.org Calling all doctors! Volunteer psychiatrists, doctors and nurses needed to support the Old Irving Park Community Clinic. Since 2008, our volunteer staff of health professionals has been providing free primary health care to the medically uninsured and underserved in the Chicago area. We ask all volunteers to commit to at least 4 hours per month. To volunteer, contact Steven Zelner, executive director. Donations can be mailed or made online.

clothing, 2013 calendars/planners. If you have items to donate, please call or visit the website. SEND AN E-CARD TO SUPPORT CRISIS MEDICAL CARE Doctors Without Borders doctorswithoutborders.org Doctors Without Borders delivers lifesaving care to people caught up in crises in Syria, Afghanistan and more than 60 other countries, treating people for malaria, sleeping sickness, HIV/AIDS and conditions that require lifesaving surgery. Purchase and send a personalized e-card to honor friends and family during this holiday season, and your donation will support emergency medical work. An e-card donation can be made at doctorswithoutborders.org/donate.

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DRIVE SENIORS TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS  North Shore Senior Center 847-784-6052 | nssc.org Many seniors live independently, but can no longer drive. Volunteers use their own cars to transport seniors within a defined geographic area, and can accept or decline any request to drive. Spend a few hours each month doing a good deed that will enrich seniors’ lives and yours! Please contact Maura Rogan, director of Volunteer Services: mrogan@nssc.org.

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