Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas! The 2018 holiday season at CCO has been filled with fun events, festive food, parties, and gifts for all of our shelter guests. We want to say a special thank you to the donors that have made the season bright by donating financially, creating an event, volunteering or purchasing gifts that have blessed our shelter guests. The children, parents, and single adults, sheltered at CCO have felt encouraged and remembered … Continue reading

Remembered and Cared For…

  Thank you to all the Christmas elves who worked day and night gathering, sorting, wrapping, and organizing donated toys so that everyone at Cornerstone felt remembered and cared for this Christmas. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and CCO Board Members who helped make everything come together for the families and nearly 150 children sheltered at CCO. It’s not too late to give! Please consider making a donation that will provide safe shelter, … Continue reading

Outpouring of Generosity

We are so grateful for each of our Christmas donors. We have had an outpouring of generosity this Christmas. Thank you to everyone who has purchased new toys or made a financial donation toward Christmas gifts and parties for our shelter guests. We all experience the holidays but your generosity ensures that our shelter guests feel remembered, cared for and appreciated this Christmas. Thanks for thinking of others this holiday season! If you haven’t made … Continue reading

Homeless Persons’ Memorial

  Please join us on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Memorial Service. This is a night to remember our homeless brothers and sisters who have passed away this year. The service will be held at Old St. Patrick’s Church. They will not go unremembered…

CCO Christmas of Yesteryear

The “No Room at the Inn” sign does not hang here. This CCO narrative by Sandra Ramsey first appeared in the December 2011 Newsletter. Our holiday season opens with a homeless man appearing in our lobby whose appearance greatly resembles that of Santa Claus. He disappears before we can figure out how to help him. Is even Santa Claus falling on hard times? The weather outside is frightful. It is erratic and severe, causing Cornerstone … Continue reading