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Saturday Night Special 7.1.17 | Organizations Helping Children

Saturday Night Special 7.1.17 | Organizations Helping Children

No matter how you feel about school lunches, free breakfast programs, gun violence, poverty, sexism, racism, we can all agree that every single child deserves and has a right to food, shelter, education, safety, health joy and love.
This week on the Saturday Night Special, host Amy Guth takes a look at four fantastic organizations that are actively seeking to help children in Chicago and around the world by giving them the things we sometimes take for granted — safety, food, shelter, clothing, opportunity and encouragement.
First Amy welcomes Brian Floriani, Founder and Executive Director of Bernie’s Book Bank. Brian talks about the origins and mission of the organization and the importance of having kids reading ready when they start school.
Quentin Mables stops by to talk about iGrow Chicago, an organization that aims to bring out the potential in everyone. He an Amy discuss iGrow’s impact on the Englewood neighborhood and how they are helping kids learn more about