Shannon Mehner

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Imerman Angels, a cancer support organization based in Chicago, has "floods of volunteers," according to John May, chairman of its board of directors and a long-time volunteer himself.

"You can't help but just get excited to get involved," he said.

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Chicago mom Lori Holton-Nash would rather spend her money on creating family experiences than on acquiring junk.

Her kids cleaned out their closets this week and found a bunch of clothes and toys that ended up in the garbage bin. "But memories never become clutter," she said.