Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday⁠⁠—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts.
Some incredible services organizations located in Edgewater are below. 


Care For Real
5339 N. Sheridan Rd. 
Phone: (773) 769-6182

Edgewater’s Food Pantry. Care For Real’s mission is to help neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need.

Centro Romero
6216 N. Clark St. 
Phone: (773) 508-5300

Centro Romero is a community based not-for-profit organization that serves the communities of Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown on the northeast side of Chicago. From volunteer efforts of Salvadoran immigrants arriving in the city in the early 1980’s, Centro Romero was founded in 1984 to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing Latino immigrant and refugee populations. The mission of Centro Romero is to empower those with the fewest options in the immigrant and refugee community by developing and strengthening the family unit, fostering community leadership and providing quality social and adjustment services. In 2015, our staff of 41, with the help of 488 volunteers who provided 17,373 service hours, empowered 9,562 persons in three programs: adult education, legal services, and family services, which includes an after-school program for elementary students, a domestic violence counseling program, and a public benefits program.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
1650 W. Foster Ave.

Dedicated to “performance with a purpose”, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, “which unites all art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind.” As an ensemble, we collaboratively create thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts, and literary text.

Chicago Filmmakers
5720 N. Ridge Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 293-1447

Chicago Filmmakers is a 41 year-old media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, as well as media of important social and community impact.

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center
6433 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Phone: (773) 961-8498

Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center (CIADC) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our mission is to provide continuing education, working access, and community for 3D object makers working with materials and processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop equipment.  We are a multidisciplinary industrial arts and design resource center featuring dedicated studio departments in Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking, and offer programming for both teens and adults.  Our goal is to remove the common obstacles most people face with making sculptural, functional, decorative, and product-oriented objects using permanent materials. We provide the hands-on learning, a proper workspace, and the shop tools to make for a safe, effective, and fun atmosphere for all-levels of ability and interests.

Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project
1516 W. Thorndale Ave Unit 1E

EESP is a 501(c)3, composed of local volunteers of Edgewater & the 48th/40th Wards who actively partner with our schools, block clubs, faith groups & elected officials to work for a sustainable future for ourselves & succeeding generations.The topics we work on most are waste reduction, sustainable transportation, a green oasis (includes trees & native plants/ecology), and reducing building’s carbon footprints.We host our meetings at 9 am – 10 am on the second Wednesday of each month at Alderman Osterman’s office (5533 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640). We will have evening/weekend meetings on occasion, though not regularly, and email out information on those when they are scheduled. We hope you can attend!We are always looking to partner and advance new ideas about sustainability. If you have existing projects, ideas, or want to take action on anything specific, please feel free to let me know.If you’re curious and want to learn more, we hope to see you at a meeting or event in the near future!In the meantime, information about EESP including our minutes can be found at

Edgewater Historical Society
5358 N. Ashland Ave.,
Phone: (773) 506-4849

It is FREE every Saturday and Sunday (closed holidays) 1-4 PM. The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in January of 1988 to involve the community in the research, documentation, collection and preservation of Edgewater History, promote the study, sharing and enjoyment of that history, and promote the preservation of landmarks and historical structures.

Friends of the Edgewater Library
6000 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 953-9385

The Friends have been supporting the programs and the operation of the library. In recent years we have: purchased furniture for the children’s area; purchased materials, DVDs, and books for the collection; purchased a license to screen films at the library; and supported performers for the summer reading program. We are an IRS 501(C)(3) organization.

6263 N Clark St 
Phone: (773) 856-0598

GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.

Helix Illinois
6237 N. Clark St.

Helix Chicago works to build youth employment infrastructure, strong neighborhood ventures, and impactful social enterprises across Chicago. We provide career readiness programs to high school students and out of school 16-24 year olds across a number of experiential programs. We provide project based activities for K-8 parents and after school program providers across the United States. All of our programs are aligned to 21st century learning skills and rooted in building entrepreneurial awareness.


Literature for All of Us
5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Phone: (847) 869-7323

Literature for All of Us is a non profit organization that uses books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing and growth in the face of social inequity. By inviting participants to explore the transformative power of their own voices, Literature for All of Us helps build resilience.

Loom Chicago
6333 N. Clark St. 
Phone: (312) 655-7164

Loom Chicago is a social enterprise through Catholic Charities.Loom supports women with refugee status to create beautiful hand-made fiber crafts such as knitwear, crochet, accessories, jewelry, apparel and home decor. Their space provides these women the opportunity to learn new skills, share with others both from and outside their immediate communities and gather together for validation and friendship through the act of making. Loom then sells the products made by the women and uses the funds to provide income for the artisans and invest back in growing the program.

Northside Catholic Academy
6216 N. Glenwood Ave. 
Phone: (773) 743-6277

Northside Catholic Academy is a private, Catholic school serving Andersonville, Edgewater and Rogers Park. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA offers full and half day preschool, and a top-ranked K-8 academic program. At NCA you’ll find a challenging and diversified curriculum in a nurturing environment. Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy.

6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Phone: (773) 973-6300

Misericordia Home offers a community of care to over 600 children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities, some of whom also have physical disabilities and medical issues. We offer a wide range of programs to help each person live as independently as possible through a spectrum of residential options on its 31-acre Chicago campus and in the community, and with a wide variety of programs.

Syrian Community Network
5439 N. Broadway Chicago IL, 60640
Phone: (708) 228-9211

Syrian community Network is  a 501(c)3 nonprofit refugee service organization, serving mainly Syrian refugees, low income and asylee families in the Greater Chicagoland area. They offer Case Management, After School Program, Elderly Services, and a Family Wellbeing Program to address issues of Domestic Violence, and female empowerment. They also have a female lead entrepreneurial business called the Sweet Syrian, which a catering business for refugee women to earn extra income to support their families.