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Dawn speaks at a TEDxWindyCity Event!

Firebelly Founder Dawn Hancock spoke at the TEDxWindyCity event "Creative Convergence" on February 10, 2010. “Creative Convergence” explored the many ways that designers, artists, engineers and inventors marry creativity and technology and thereby revolutionize our world. You can view her full speech here. more +

Reason to Give gets a spot on Oprah Radio

Founder of Firebelly Foundation, Dawn Hancock was interviewed by Derrick Ashong in a fifteen minute spot on Oprah Radio February 6. The focus of the show was about artists that use their work to inspire change in the world around them. Dawn talks about using her own for profit business, Firebelly Design, to make a difference in the Humbodt Park community where the firm is based. Dawn also discusses why she was compelled to start Firebelly F... more +

Reason to Give is on Oprah Radio: The Derrick Ashong Experience

Founder of Firebelly Foundation, Dawn Hancock was interviewed by Derrick Ashong in a fifteen minute spot on Oprah Radio February 6. The focus of the show was about artists that use their work to inspire change in the world around them. Dawn talks about using her own for profit business, Firebelly Design, to make a difference in the Humbodt Park community where the firm is based. Dawn also discusses why she was compelled to start Firebelly Fou... more +

Reason to Give gets a spot on Outside the Loop Radio

Dawn Hancock, founder of Firebelly Foundation, was interviewed on Outside the Loop Radio about Reason to Give last December. Host Mike Stephen contacted Dawn after coming across ReasontoGive.com. He was intrigued by the way Reason to Give makes donating simple and personal. Listen to the full podcast here. Dawn's interview starts about three-fourths of the way through the show.  more +

ABC 7 Features Reason to Give

What a beautiful day it was when we had our local ABC 7 television crew run around with us for hours. We are so thankful to them and those who made an immediate donation in response to their 2 minute segment. If you missed it or just want to see it again and again, here's the link. more +

Columbia College Chicago features Reason to Give

On March 2 the Columbia College Chronicle (Chicago) interviewed Reason to Give founder Dawn Hancock and Program Director Shannon Medic.  The four minute video showcases our website and a few of our recent donations. more +

Seen on joshspear.com

Josh Spear's trendspotting blog recently added Reason to Give as an item. Check it out! He's got some pretty nifty items posted up there.   more +

A nod from Gaper's Block

We've just uncovered a news piece called "Buy Your Soul Back" on Gaper's Block. We are apparently part Amazon and part Extreme Makeover Home Edition. more +

Reason to Give featured as "Today's Candy"

Daily Candy Chicago, a fashion and lifestyle daily e-newsletter, recently featured Reason to Give's work supporting residents of Humboldt Park on January 2nd's Daily Candy. Thanks to the "Today's Candy" feature, Reason to Give received a HUGE number of hits and generated several hundred dollars in donations, not to mention people as far away as California were sending us emails of encouragement. more +

Student newspaper sheds light on Reason to Give

Reason to Give has been featured in the January 30th issue of  The DePaulia, the student newspaper of DePaul University.  The article by Jeremy Mikula details a little of our history and our organization. It also highlights our efforts and many of our most recent successes. We are pleased to report that we've already received positive responses from readers. more +

Listen for us on WGN 720AM

We're incredibly excited and grateful that WGN Radio believes in our program so much, they have offered to donate a PSA spot beginning the week of Dec 8th. Listen for the amazing Richard Steele of Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, as he explains why Reason to Give is such a wonderful program. more +

A Social Service Charity Shares How It Survived a Trial by Fire

In March of 2008, an accidental fire burned down the New Moms shelter. New Moms provides services and housing for homeless teenage moms, here in Humboldt Park. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's October 16th issue detailed the fire, its aftermath and how community was key to surviving this tragedy. New Moms' president, Audalee McLoughlin, said: "Relationships were the thing that really helped pull us through." Along with Good News Bible Chu... more +

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