Acts of kindness: May 2007 Archives

Anna Sieczkowski of Lake View tutors five adults in reading and life skills at the Anixter Center on Clybourn every Monday afternoon. "I was working at a restaurant and I felt like I just wasn't contributing [to society]. I wanted to do something to give back," she says. "The students I tutor are very enthusiastic and appreciative, kind-hearted people.

Clare McKeown and Catherine McDonald of Beverly have collected more than $3,000 for the Little Company of Mary Cancer Center by selling their handmade pink jewelry, headbands and trinkets.

Sara Feinstein of Logan Square and nine other volunteers for Trees Across the Miles planted 500 trees along the Dan Ryan and the Kennedy Expressways in April. "The goal is to help the environment, create beauty in community and help clean the air. It's really a fulfilling way to connect with the earth even in an urban environment."

After a tragic Wrigleyville apartment fire killed 4-year-old Blake Carlson's mother, the president of Harry Caray's Restaurants group, Grant DePorter, put together a benefit at Hi-Tops in Wrigleyville to start a trust fund for the boy.

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