Lockport-based My Joyful Heart started with a couple of anonymous Christmas presents; 20 years later, it has helped more than 1,000 children – Chicago Tribune

Imagine being a fifth grader living in a car with your mother and siblings on a cold night in Chicago, or walking to school with no socks and no holes in your shoes. After hearing stories like these, Lockport resident Diane Carroll decided to help and started a non-profit organization called My Joyful Heart. He … Read more

Nanette Carter’s Journey as an Artist, Educator, and Anonymous was a Woman Award Winner

Nanette Carter’s Journey as an Artist, Educator, and Anonymous was a Woman Award Winner Susan Isaacs interviews artist Nanette Carter, whose journey includes years as an art educator, as well as 17 years as a full-time professional artist supporting herself through the sales of her work. An amazing story. Nanette Carter is appearing in a … Read more