Helping Others

Miss a charity profile? Check them all out here

The Belleville News-Democrat features a different charity every day from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. If you know a charity that should be featured, contact Heidi Wiechert at

These are the charities that have been profiled so far:

Nov. 23: Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Nov. 24: Caritas Family Solutions

Nov. 25: The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program

Nov. 26: House of Neighborly Service of Monroe County

Nov. 27: Hospice of Southern Illinois

Nov. 28: Special Olympics

Nov. 29: Be a Santa to a Senior

Nov. 30: Operation Homefront

Dec. 1: Teen Pregnancy and Prevention Partnership

Dec. 2: Fire Truck O’ Toys

Dec. 3: Project Compassion

Dec. 4: Living Independently Now Center

Dec. 5: Make a Change

Dec. 6: St. Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates

Dec. 7: Illinois Center for Autism

Dec. 8: Willard C. Scrivner Public Health Foundation

Dec. 9: Children’s Home and Aid

Dec. 10: U.S. Veterans Foundation

Dec. 11: Fontebella Maternity Home

Dec. 12: Jeremiah’s Food Pantry

Dec. 13: Senior Services Plus

Dec. 14: Faith in Action

Dec. 15: Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition

Dec. 16: East Side Heart and Home Family Center

Dec. 17: Teen Court

Dec. 18: Making A Difference

Dec. 19: Main Street Community Center

Dec. 20: MindsEye

Dec. 21: Griffin Center

Dec. 22: Community Interfaith Food Pantry

Dec. 23: The National Children’s Cancer Society

Dec. 24: Join Hands East St. Louis, Inc.

Dec. 25: Community Link

Dec. 26: Philharmonic Society of Belleville

Dec. 27: Community Hope Center

Dec. 28: Benld Adopt-A-Pet and Belleville Area Humane Society

Dec. 29: Peter’s Place Foundation