Recently WGN visited WINGS Resale Shop to learn how Marie Kondo’s tidying up craze has positively impacted WINGS Resale store donations, ultimately providing more resources for families and individuals fleeing domestic violence.
news & press about the wings program
April 2, 2019
Last year WINGS volunteers donated 63,135 hours. To celebrate these dedicated individuals, this April WINGS recognizes National Volunteer Month.
March 18, 2019
WINGS 12th Annual Fashion Show was a smashing success. On Sunday, March 3rd, 570 attendees and numerous sponsors raised over $300,000 towards the agency’s mission to provide housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence.
November 11, 2017
“The Safe House at WINGS Metro” Recognized with Chicago Innovation Award WINGS, a non-profit organization serving individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, has been recognized with a 2017 Chicago Innovation Award. WINGS was honored recently with a Neighborhood Award in the non-profit category for its latest innovation, The Safe House at WINGS Metro. The […]
August 2, 2017
The ubiquity and popularity of social media have made it easier for people to keep track of one another. “Now everybody knows everybody’s family and friends,” says Barbara Helm, a safe adult advocate with domestic violence shelter and victim services provider Family Shelter Service. “Social media has become such a huge part of everybody’s life, […]
February 9, 2017
People Magazine Online/February 2017 In 2005, Sarah McClarey woke up in a domestic violence shelter on Valentine’s Day and decided that she needed to feel some beauty and love. Determined to celebrate her freedom after being beaten and verbally abused for four years, the Chicago mom of two went out to a flower shop after […]
December 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune/December 2016 The 13th annual Sweet Home Chicago fundraiser was held Dec. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit WINGS, an agency that provides safe houses and support for families affected by domestic violence. The family-friendly brunch raised over $1 million and attracted more than 400 supporters, including 202 children, who enjoyed an […]
October 21, 2016
CBS2/October 2016 CHICAGO (CBS) – Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is in town this week to raise money for domestic violence victims. 22-years ago, the O.J. Simpson saga brought domestic violence to the national spotlight. Since then, Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, has fought to end it, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov […]