Volunteers Empower WINGS Mission to End Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 14, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, DV agency, National Volunteer Month, National Volunteer Week, non-profit, Volunteer, volunteer chicago, volunteer domestic violence agency, volunteer domestic violence shelter, volunteer opportunities, volunteering near me, volunteering with WINGS, WINGS
April is National Volunteer Month. Over FY2021, WINGS had 1,789 volunteers donate 45,180 hours. This is the equivalent of 22 full-time employees, and this service was completed during a pandemic. Volunteers empower WINGS mission to end domestic violence and donate their time in many ways. Learn what motivates some of WINGS volunteers and read how they are assisting survivors in transforming their lives.
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Why I Support WINGS & How You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 19, 2021
  • #GivingTuesday, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
#GivingTuesday is a world-wide day to celebrate giving. This year #GivingTuesday is November 30th. Learn how you can get involved and why our community members support WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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WINGS Mural Featured on Wintrust Building in Chicago

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 10, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, DV agency, mural, non-profit, WINGS Program, wintrust
WINGS is honored to be featured on the Wintrust Building along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago for six weeks through the month of December 2020. This colorful and impactful mural will highlight WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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8-Year-Old Kelly Donates New Gifts from own Candle Making Business

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 1, 2020
  • candle making, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, child entrepreneur, child philanthropist, children, Children giving back, children services, children survivors dv, crafting, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, entrepreneur, lite up your moments by kelly, pandemic crafting, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
Eight-year-old Kelly made many children smile when she recently donated new toys for children at our WINGS Metro Safe House. She was able to make this caring donation as a result of her successful, customized candle making business: Lite Up Your Moments By Kelly.
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Why I Give to WINGS – A Story of Overcoming Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 23, 2020
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago
Why I Give to WINGS - A Story of Overcoming Domestic Violence. A WINGS donor shared her daughter’s story to let other women know that there is hope.
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WINGS Receives 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 6, 2020
  • BBB, Charity Navigator, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, DV agency, Guidestar, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
For the second year in a row, WINGS recently earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. Learn more about this honor, other recognitions WINGS has received and, if you are planning to donate, information about making 2020 charitable deductions.
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WINGS New Data System Saves Time and Improves Services to Survivors

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 20, 2020
  • BBB, Charity Navigator, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, DV agency, Guidestar, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
Through generous grant funding, WINGS has implemented a new cloud-based client data system. This enhancement has numerous benefits including saving staff time, producing accurate data and ultimately improving services to survivors of domestic violence. Data is essential for any organization. Often people will ask questions like: “How many people have you helped?”… “What are the […]
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3 Things to Smile About This Week

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 9, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Easter, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
This week, cases of COVID-19 are escalating and the challenges the world is facing can feel overwhelming. As an organization, we are working as hard as we can to keep up, and we’re sure you are too. We’d like to invite you to pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back, and take a break […]
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Basket of Kindness – 99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 3, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, clothing donations, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, End Domestic Violence, hats, in-kind donations, knit, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS
Basket of Kindness - 99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Basket of Kindness-99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Ms. Spanier’s kind gesture warmed the hearts of many. Chicago Tribune features the story.
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Teen Advocate Turns Handicrafts Into Donations

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 18, 2020
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, youth making a difference
Teen Advocate Turns Handicrafts Into Donations - In today’s blog as part of our Stories of Impact series, we honor Maci who advocates for WINGS domestic violence services & sells amazing handicrafts to raise funds.
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