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Chicago Lights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Chicago.

Brought to life by members of Fourth Presbyterian Church on North Michigan Avenue back in 1964, Chicago Lights seeks to support and meet the needs of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city.

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Our strength comes from our fantastic volunteers. Join us!

Whether you’re looking for a regular, weekly volunteer opportunity or something with a more flexible schedule, we have ways you can help. Whether your talent is making sandwiches, building relationships, or a green thumb, we welcome you!

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Your donations make all the difference. Thank you for partnering with us!

We’re grateful for the support of corporate partners and in-kind sponsors, as well as the generosity of individual donors. Your gifts make the work of Chicago Lights possible, and each contribution truly makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.