Make It Better Foundation Makes A Difference at SOS Illinois

January 26, 2016

SOS Illinois staff sort through donation Our dedicated staff sorts through the generous contribution of coats and winter apparel from Make It Better Foundation.

We all know Chicago winters are cold. Make It Better Foundation certainly understands that and seeks to make the season a bit more bearable by providing the gift of warmth through their Warming Hearts & Warming Hands program. This program seeks donations of new coats and other winter apparel and distributes 100% of all contributions to nonprofits before the holiday season.

SOS Illinois was honored to be a recipient of 273 winter-ready items such as jackets, gloves, hats, and blankets for every child in our Villages. Thanks to this generous donation, our children will be warm and ready for the elements.

SOS Illinois staff organize coat donationHard at work organizing the gifts for each household.

Learn More about Make It Better Foundation

Make It Better foundation’s mission is to “identify and amplify the work of outstanding nonprofits while growing a network of well-informed, committed philanthropists; social entrepreneurs; and sponsors.”

Susan B. Noyes, founder of Make It Better Foundation, started a small website in 2007 for women in her community. That website developed into a multiplatform media company serving Chicagoland – with a print magazine, events, robust website used by 75,000+ visitors monthly, bi-weekly email newsletter, eCommerce benefiting local businesses and carefully vetted nonprofits and vibrant social network.

Susan’s awards include the 2015 Folio Top Women In Media Entrepreneur and multiple local, state and national journalism or service awards.

We are very grateful to Susan and Make It Better Foundation for spreading warmth with our community this winter. For more information on Make It Better’s work, visit

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