Team CCO went the extra mile to help alleviate homelessness at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! It’s not too late to donate. All the funds raised by Team CCO goes directly to support homeless families and adults at CCO! We are impressed and grateful to every one of the Team CCO marathon runners who trained, fundraised and raised homeless awareness for Cornerstone families and single adults! We also want to thank everyone who joined … Continue reading
On Saturday, October 20th amateur bakers from all over Chicago competed at the first-ever Chicago’s Best Baker Contest. All proceeds from this fun event went to the families and single adults sheltered at Cornerstone. Over $2,500 was raised and a lot of delicious desserts were tasted. Those who purchased tastings and raffle tickets made this generous contribution possible. Thank you! Congratulations to every who baked! Thank you to everyone who attended. The list of winners in … Continue reading
Strength From Each Other The large brick building reads “7030” and we know we have arrived at Rochelle and Dionte’s new apartment. A nearby grassy lot dotted with bright yellow dandelions makes the corner feel open and friendly. Trees, lush with leaves, stand tall along the street and black iron fences surround each sturdy brick home and apartment building. Brittany and Amanda, the family’s CCO case managers, are especially excited to visit everyone and see … Continue reading
33rd Annual Hunger Walk! Nearly 50 volunteers walked 3.1 miles at this year’s Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Hunger Walk. CCO staff, volunteers, and supporters came together to fight hunger in Chicago. Their efforts produced 11,000 pounds of food for families and individuals sheltered at CCO. Each step increased CCO’s food allowance with the GCFD, which in turn, will go toward nutritious meals for our shelter guests, food pantry patrons, and dinner guests. Thank you … Continue reading
This year so-far at CCO 307 people have come to CCO for shelter 27 families, and 28 single adults have been moved into permanent housing. Over 35,000 meals have been served And we’re only half way there!