Making a difference

Making a

When you work with Synergy Creative, you can expect exceptional solutions and uber-responsive service. And that’s not all. Giving back is built into our business plan.

We dedicate our talents and a portion of our profits to support causes that make the world a better place. So our clients look good, and feel really good, too.

Dogs and books are two of our favorite things. Dogs that bring love to the classroom, teach compassion and help kids learn to read—what could be better than that?

SitStayRead improves literacy skills and fosters love of learning in Chicago’s at-risk children. Children get to read about a dog, see a dog, and touch a dog — an experience that builds confidence, and leads to true and lasting learning.

Synergy sponsors Reading Rewards backpacks for more than 2,000 school kids to help them retain their love of reading over the summer with books and writing supplies.

Some of the most creative among us are afflicted by mental illness, and one in four of us in the United States will experience some form of mental illness each year.

NAMI Chicago provides hope and support for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by mental illness.

Synergy Creative donates time and talents to develop awareness-building materials for NAMI Chicago. We also proudly support events geared toward reducing the stigma, and advocating for mental health.

For Synergy’s 20th anniversary year, each of us picked a cause that is important to us personally, and shared it with the team.

Jay selected The Bridge, and Synergy made a donation in support of its mission to help young people and families in Palatine achieve social and emotional health. The Bridge provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in emotional and behavioral problems, as well as youth mentoring programs.

Julie’s charity pick is Compassion International — a child-advocacy ministry that is dedicated to helping release children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 to a worldwide ministry that today serves millions of children around the globe.

Kari introduced us to the great work of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia. This organization provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence. Serving Chicago’s southern and southwestern suburbs, the Crisis Center also provides counseling, education and advocacy, and has touched more than 57,000 lives over the past 35 years.

Since 1979, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois has been providing housing and academic scholarships to Chicago-area students from families troubled by poverty, homelessness, gang or domestic violence, drug use and other seemingly insurmountable challenges. Their mission is to empower children, through education, to break the cycle of poverty that can trap families for generations.