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DAWGS philanthropy efforts have touched many lives:

Helping Veterans realize a brighter, better future

Giving a homeless family hope and a new furnished home

Providing opportunities for inner city teenage girls to live happier and healthier lifestyles

Rescuing dogs that have been abandoned

Providing employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities

Alderman Brookins (far left) with Commander Hendricks’ and the Legion Post Veterans

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DAWGS Hires Section 3 Residents

DAWGS Hires Section 3 Residents

DAWGS partners with public housing authorities to foster economic opportunities for Section 3 residents through employment opportunities and job fairs. What is Section 3? It is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement,...

DAWGS Supports and Honors the Memory of the Crew of Windy25

DAWGS Supports and Honors the Memory of the Crew of Windy25

DAWGS has a long history of supporting veteran causes and honoring military heroes. In March of 2022, DAWGS made a donation to help support the 2022 12th Annual Windy25 Memorial 5K. The annual event honors the memory and supports the families of the fallen heroes of...

DAWGS Provides Training to Chicago Area Firefighters

DAWGS Provides Training to Chicago Area Firefighters

For more than a decade, DAWGS has donated equipment and provided vacant property accessibility training for first responders and fire departments in the areas they serve. While having DAWGS steel door and window guards on a vacant property greatly reduces the chance...

DAWGS Secures a Piece of Chicago Blues History

DAWGS Secures a Piece of Chicago Blues History

The former home of blues legend Muddy Waters, a two-flat located at 4339 S. Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, was vacant and in a state of disrepair. Muddy Waters’ great-granddaughter Chandra Cooper owns the property and is leading the effort to . rehab it and turn it into...

DAWGS Rescuing Dogs

DAWGS Rescuing Dogs

Door and Window Guard Systems (DAWGS) doesn’t just keep vacant properties secure, they have saved and rescued dozens of dogs while out in the field installing their steel door and window guards. Some of the dogs were found roaming the streets near properties DAWGS was securing, others were found inside the vacant properties. The DAWGS […]

DAWGS Gives Back to Chicago Communities

DAWGS Gives Back to Chicago Communities

Chicago-based Door and Window Guard Systems has a long history of giving back to the communities they serve. One example is their long-term partnership with the Shore Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center located in Morton Grove, Illinois. The mission of Shore Community...

DAWGS Sponsors Christmas in July Event

DAWGS Sponsors Christmas in July Event

DAWGS recently sponsored Lipstick Saints’ annual “Christmas in July” event held on July 13, 2019 at the Chicago Hope Cafe. This event provided an opportunity for the girls to give back. At the event, Lipstick Saints members created hygiene bags that will be donated to...

DAWGS and Humble Design Provide a Furnished Home to a Family in Need

DAWGS and Humble Design Provide a Furnished Home to a Family in Need

  DAWGS Day of Service with Humble Design Furnishing Homes for Families Escaping Homelessness in the Windy City On a chilly Chicago morning, April 25th 2018, DAWGS (Door and Window Guard Systems) partnered with Humble Design to provide a brighter future for a struggling, hard-working mother and her four children. Chicago based DAWGS, the leading […]

DAWGS: Securing a Brighter Future for Local Veterans

DAWGS: Securing a Brighter Future for Local Veterans

DAWGS Donates vacant property security Services Chicago-based DAWGS (Door and Window Guard Systems, Inc.) has donated their vacant property security services to a local non-profit, The Lights of Honor International (LHI), to help build a brighter future for veterans. DAWGS manufactures and rents proprietary steel door and window guards to secure and protect vacant properties […]

DAWGS Supports Chicago Based Lipstick Saints

DAWGS Supports Chicago Based Lipstick Saints

DAWGS Supports Local Non Profit It was a chance meeting on a Chicago bound flight where Jim Glass of DAWGS (Door and Window Guard Systems) and Mo Brown, Founder of Lipstick Saints struck up a conversation. Mo shared with Jim the mission of Lipstick Saints and Jim immediately offered support for the organization on behalf […]

To Rebuild a Neighborhood, Philadelphia Goes Beyond Housing

To Rebuild a Neighborhood, Philadelphia Goes Beyond Housing

Seeking to do more than provide basic homes for its residents, this city’s public housing agency is taking a new approach to neighborhood revitalization. In its latest project, it is adding commercial and educational development to its main role of home building, aiming to address the underlying causes of urban distress. Read Full Article [Source: […]

Cook County Land Bank Authority Turns to DAWGS to Secure Their Properties

Cook County Land Bank Authority Turns to DAWGS to Secure Their Properties

The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) was formed to stabilize blighted neighborhoods and stimulate redevelopment and return properties to productive use. The CCLBA also promotes economic development by generating jobs and providing affordable housing. The CCLBA deals with a host of asset management issues as it holds vacant properties. Lock boxes often go missing […]

DAWGS Hires Heroes

DAWGS is always looking for ways to support the men and woman who have selflessly served the United States in military duty. In spring of this year, Chicago’s American Legion Post #2091 was in need of a new location.  DAWGS donated time and materials to secure Legion Post #2091 during the rehabilitation of what will […]

DAWGS Provides Security Solution for Cook County Land Bank Authority Properties

The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) in Illinois was formed in 2013 to address the large inventory of vacant residential, industrial and commercial property in Cook County. The mission of the CCLBA is to acquire, hold and transfer interest in real property.  The Cook County Land Bank Authority also promotes re-habitation, revitalization and reuse […]

CFD Partners with DAWGS to Co-Develop Life-Saving Training Procedures

DAWGS, a leader in steel window and door guards for vacant product security annually meets with and trains members of the Chicago Fire and Police Departments on the use of, and in some cases, the bypass of DAWGS window and door guards. Fires in vacant buildings usually occur in properties that are boarded-up.  On occasion, […]

DAWGS Lends a Hand to Support Veterans and American Legion Post 2091

Commander Sylvester J. Hendricks’ American Legion Post 2091 in Chicago has a temporary location in a church building. That’s about to change. Thanks to a building, gifted to the Legion by a private donor and door and window guards donated by DAWGS for use during the building rehabilitation –American Legion Post 2091 will have a brand […]

DAWGS Kicks off 2015 with The Dearborn Realtist Board

Chicago, IL – January 14, 2015:  Door And Window Guard Systems Inc. (DAWGS), a provider of steel window and door guards developed for vacant property security, kicked off 2015 by sponsoring and participating in The Dearborn Realtist Board – 2015 New Year Networking event. The event kicked off what is sure to be an exciting […]

DAWGS Supporting Community Services

The DAWGS executive team has a strong belief that it is important to give back to the community. They have demonstrated this by partnering with Shore Community Services, Shore Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center located in Morton Grove Illinois. Since opening its doors in 1949, the Shore Community Services team has been passionate about helping […]

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