#RunForShelter

Join Team CCO for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Over 330 people stay at Cornerstone Community Outreach who are experiencing homelessness. What’s one way you can help them on their path to being housed?

Run a marathon!

Yes, that is a daunting task, but for those who decide to put one foot in front of the other, the path is there!

With Team CCO, our charity fitness crew, you can use your love of running to bring support to Cornerstone. Through fundraising, connecting with others to build awareness, and on course visibility, you can help a family get housed!

The 2019 Team CCO runners raised enough money combined to provide 4,195 nights of shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Our goal for 2020 is to raise enough for over 6,000 nights. Help us meet that goal, and meet your own too!

Team CCO has guaranteed entries to get you in now.
Find out more about Team CCO by clicking here
or going to: https://charity.gofundme.com/teamcco2020.

#RunForShelter

Burlington Delivering Good!

As Burlington kicks off their 13th annual coat drive, Common (yes that Common!) and Common Ground Foundation brought in coats to start it up. This partnership including Delivering Good brings hundreds if not thousands of coats to Chicago residents in need, and specifically to those experiencing homelessness being advocated for by Cornerstone and its staff.

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Donate via Apple Pay

You can now donate to CCO via Apple Pay!


Today, Cornerstone became able to accept donations via Apple Pay.
Using Messages on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, start a new conversation with donate@ccolife.org, then chose how much you want to donate. And you can also add a personal message when donating!

Like all your donations, they are tax deductible and go directly to Cornerstone.

If you haven’t used Apple Pay to send money yet, here’s the Apple guide on how to: 
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207875

Contact us if you have any questions.

#HomelessToHoused

The CCO Brochure

Know more and share what you know

Be sure to read CCO’s brochure, highlighting the programs, success and outcomes of the support being given to those experiencing homelessness.

Be informed about how you can get more involved, and share with others to get them involved too!


Direct link to share:
http://www.ccolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCO_Brochure.pdf

facebook.com/cornerstonecommunityoutreach
instagram.com/ccolife
twitter.com/ccolife

Cornerstone Food Pantry

Every Wednesday. Doors open at 9:30a, till 11:30am
Where: 4628 North Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

“Every Wednesday over 150 people gather in the CCO dining room to “shop” for nutritious food. Canned vegetables, meat, pasta, grains, nuts, boxed food, and more, a wide variety of groceries are offered each week and over 25% consist of nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables. The majority of CCO food pantry patrons are senior citizens. The bags of groceries they take home provides the financial relief needed to pay rent, obtain important prescription medications, or other necessities, on a fixed income.”

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us through ccolife.org/volunteer

from – http://www.ccolife.org/cco-food-pantry/

By June, 2018!

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!

Thank you for 2017!

You Made 2017 Awesome, Keep It Up!

As we are rounding out the holiday season, and in the last few hours of 2017, we want to say thank you for every way you have helped those sheltered at Cornerstone.

You may have come to Cornerstone and volunteered your time. Maybe you donated your new or used clothing or home goods. Possibly you chose to donate money out of your hard-earned income to help those who right now have none. However it was that you contributed, it is very appreciated. Your gift ensured that homeless families, homeless women and homeless men, were welcomed and received assistance at Cornerstone when in need.

Throughout the year, we post success stories on our social media and website, send out newsletters, emails, and thank-you letters. All of this to let you know of the good work being done through your support, and the impact it has for so many people. We hope you’ve found the photos and stories encouraging and motivating!

We ask now, that if you have not already made a year-end contribution, or if you can contribute more than you’ve been able to in the past, that you do so. If you have questions before you make that contribution, do contact us. Or if you are ready, click the donate button below!

Again, thank you for all you have already done in 2017!

The Bears brought the Holiday Party!

The holidays give a chance to celebrate each person who came through the doors of Cornerstone over the year and previous years. Today, Chicago Bears player Sam Acho and his teammates, with matching donations from The Chicago Bears, sponsored the parties for both the men and women at Cornerstone.

It was a great party, with food from Jewel Foods, Papa Johns and Aldi, and each person gets gifts of new items to help them out, from socks to hats, and everything in between. Thank you so much for your awesome support.

To know more about the programs for homeless, and low-income men and women click here: http://www.ccolife.org/our-programs/our-shelters-for-individuals/.

Consider making a donation to support the shelter for women and men today!