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What's your favorite Homewood-Flossmoor non-profit?

GreatNonprofits.org released its first ever list of top-rated charities near Homewood-Flossmoor, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top volunteer, giving, and internship opportunities.

Palo Alto, Calif. – Interested in volunteering, giving or interning with a great local charity? GreatNonprofits.org released today its first consolidated list of user-reviewed non-profits in Homewood-Flossmoor, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top-rated charities to give or work with on issues they care about.

“Local giving and volunteering has exploded in recent years,” says Perla Ni, the CEO of GreatNonprofits, which published the list. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for non-profit reviews by volunteers, donors, and clients alike. “Like Shop local, eat local, people now want to get involved with local nonprofits. People are increasingly interested in making meaningful connections in their own neighborhoods and communities.”

Check out this list to find a great non-profit around Homewood-Flossmoor.

This list only contains charities within 5 miles of Homewood-Flossmoor, but you can expand it to include non-profits up to 50 miles away, or you can sort through them by issue and user rating. If your favorite charity is missing from the list, you can create a page for it on GreatNonprofits.org. Then you can write and post a review about it, helping others discover the organization and contribute to this great community resource.  Not only does this provide useful feedback for non-profits, which they can use for self-assessment and improvement, but it serves as compelling evidence about their work, which they can show to donors.

It is a great way to find out about volunteer, internship, and job opportunities at local charities, as well as a way for nonprofit leaders to collect and publicize the experiences of their volunteers, donors, and clients.

“It’s so rewarding for people to discover on-the-ground, maybe lesser-known non-profits doing great work in their own communities,” said Ni. “Getting involved, volunteering or interning with local charities can be a terrific experience, because non-profits need and appreciate the help. You can get substantive responsibilities, hone real-world skills, and see the difference you’ll make in your own community!"

The full list over 1 million non-profits, which users can explore using zip code, issue, and rating filters, is available at http://greatnonprofits.org/.

About GreatNonprofits

GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great – and perhaps not yet great – non-profits. Reviews of non-profits can be found at GreatNonprofits.org.

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SouthSide August 10, 2012 at 07:56 PM
SouthSuburbanHumaneSociety.org serves Homewood-Flossmoor and all of the south suburbs as well as Chicagoland in general. It is my favorite nonprofit organization because it helps educate the community, improve community safety, and saves lives. SSHS operates on donors like me and you. It is not supported by HSUS or ASPCA or any other "big" animal welfare organization. Learn more about SSHS at this year's Dog Days of Summer and at the Bark Walk in Irwin Park on September 22.
Pallas Bowers August 12, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Faye's Light is a wonderful organization that provides comfort treatments free of charge to those currently undergoing cancer treatment. The next time you are looking to write a check for a worthy cause that will benefit people in the Homewood/Flossmoor area, please consider Vicky Weis and her fine not-for-profit organization.

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