Tree House Animal Foundation -- a cageless, no-kill cat adoption center
Harmony House for Cats -- One of Chicago's smaller shelters, and it's struggling
Greater Chicago Food Depository -- I send them money. I drop canned goods off at my local food pantry.
Operation Shoebox -- My entire 2016 donation to this group was postage. I collected and sent sample-size toiletries throughout the year. This organization packages them for our troops.
Feeding America -- A national group that combats hunger
WTTW -- Chicago's PBS station
Toys for Tots
Puppy Rescue Mission -- This wonderful group reunites soldiers with the animals they adopted in Afghanistan and Iraq
I'm proud of my charitable impulses, but I hope that in 2017 I give more.