Provide  programs in visual and performing arts for interaction between neighbors.

"Dear Michele and Making Magic team:We are so grateful to Making Magic. Hibbard School has purchased 1,115 books with your generous donation. Every child at Hibbard School has benefited. Books are the ticket to a bright future and Making Magic has made a difference!!!
Scott -
Principal The Hibbard School"

“I am currently a student at RMU, and have had the pleasure to work with Making Magic this fall quarter. The passion of the founders has inspired me to give back to the community in any way that I can."

Ceclia Workman-Gonzalez,

Robert Morris University; Student

All of these organizations hold a special place in our heart...


Live in Hope

Affordable, program-enriched housing communities for families, seniors and people with special needs.

"Making Magic enthusiastically rolled up their sleeves to help us plan an exciting and successful International Women’s Day event at the Miriam Apartments in March.  They helped in a variety of ways, from collecting magazines so women could make Vision Boards, providing beautiful journals as gifts for participants and engaging an experienced dance instructor who led us through a fun and energizing dance party to celebrate the end of the day.  Michele Rust was also featured on our panel of women who “break barriers,” sharing her inspiring personal story of overcoming obstacles.  Making Magic brought wonderful energy and excitement to the day!"

Christine Makarewicz

Miriam Apartment

Robert Morris University

A leader in not-for-profit education.  Student consultants working with   real clients in an environment integrating business initiatives with experiential learning in the RMU ICenter. 


Converting  Chicago domestic violence shelters into heavens of healing and support families as they survive domestic violence.