Thank you, Hunger Walkers!

 

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 to everyone who joined us at this fun event!

100,000 Airline Miles from AA!

80,000 American Airline AAdvantage miles is just one of the amazing raffle prizes at the CCO Fall Fundraiser this year! Join us for a chance to win! We have kept the event ticket price very low so you can enjoy an evening of delicious food, interesting speakers, and an outstanding raffle table!

Click here to purchase your tickets today. We hope to see you there!

Here is a list of some of our fabulous raffle prizes…

About Face Theater

American Airlines tickets

American Girl Doll

Bang Bang Pies

Big Star Taco’s

Bottom Line Yoga

Chicago Botanical Gardens

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Idea’s membership

Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago White Sox Autograph

Classic Kids Photography

Cooper’s Hawk

Devon Seafood Grill

Duck, Duck, Goat

East Bank Club

Embellish Boutique

Evanston Theater

Five Guys

Float Sixty

George’s Ice Cream

I Do Pearls and Earrings

Jaggi Studios Pet Portrait

Jayson Home & Garden

Kingsley B & B

Logan Square  Theater Tickets

Looking Glass Theater

Lou Malnati’s

Museum of Contemporary Art

Napolita Pizza

New Glaurus Hotel/ Restaurant

Northwestern Wildcats

Out in the Parks Photography

Outlier Metal Arts

Peach and Green

Personal Chef, Maddie Lakind

Raising Cane gift basket

Revolution Brewing

Shedd Aquarium

Swedish American Museum

The Blueman Group

The Cheesecake Factory

The Chicago Blackhawks

The Silver Room Jewelry

Virtue Cider

Wildberry Café

 

CCO Fall Fundraiser!

Join us on October 24 at 6:30 pm at the Wilson Abbey for a fun-filled evening that is sure to encourage and motivate! Our Annual Fall Fundraiser is fast approaching. We hope you will join us for delicious cuisine, informative speakers, opportunities to meet other CCO supporters, and don’t forget about our amazing raffle prizes!

You can find ticketing information here.

Check out these amazing raffle prizes…

About Face Theater

American Airlines, 100,000 airline miles!

American Girl Doll

Bang Bang Pies

Big Star Taco’s

Bottom Line Yoga

Chicago Botanical Gardens

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Idea’s membership

Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago White Sox Autograph

Classic Kids Photography

Cooper’s Hawk

Devon Seafood Grill

Duck, Duck, Goat

East Bank Club

Embellish Boutique

Evanston Theater

Five Guys

Float Sixty

George’s Ice Cream

I Do Pearls and Earrings

Jaggi Studios Pet Portrait

Jayson Home & Garden

Kingsley B & B

Logan Square Theater Tickets

Looking Glass Theater

Lou Malnati’s

Museum of Contemporary Art

Napolita Pizza

New Glaurus Hotel/ Restaurant

Northwestern Wildcats

Out in the Parks Photography

Outlier Metal Arts

Peach and Green

Personal Chef, Maddie Lakind

Raising Cane gift basket

Revolution Brewing

Shedd Aquarium

Swedish American Museum

The Blueman Group

The Cheesecake Factory

The Chicago Blackhawks

The Silver Room Jewelry

Virtue Cider

Wildberry Café

 

 

 

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!

Families Experiencing Homelessness

It is our privilege to welcome families of all descriptions who are experiencing homelessness. CCO operates two shelters for families, Sylvia Family Shelter and Hannah House Shelter, both welcome families who are homeless and provide them with individualized wrap-around services. These services are a personalized approach to assisting our shelter guests in moving from homelessness to permanent housing. It includes housing referrals, subsidized databases, job training, employment referrals, educational enrollment, counseling, medical referrals, information regarding life skills, after-school tutoring, individualized advocacy, nutritious meals, safe shelter, and more. These services look different for each individual and family we shelter because each person’s experiences, strengths, and needs are different.

Consider making a donation today that will assist the families sheltered at CCO to move from homelessness to housing!

Learn more about wrap-around services here.

 

Wrap-Around Services

Each person who comes through the doors of CCO has a unique history. The homeless father with children, parents with teens, pregnant women, people of all orientations, the elderly and aging, the physically challenged, are accepted at CCO. Case managers work alongside single adults and families to create individualized goals and assist with job training and referrals, education, transportation, benefits assistance, mental and physical health referrals and more. These wrap-around services are the stepping-stones to permanent housing and a stable future.

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!

Thank you, Coat Angels!

Coat Angels Give the Gift of Warmth!

We want to say a very special thank you to the Coat Angels! The children sheltered at CCO have been blessed with the gift of warmth thanks to this fabulous group of volunteers and donors! Each year the Coat Angels visit CCO and deliver new coats, hats, gloves, and other winter wear accessories to our children. Thank you, Coat Angels!

To learn more about the Coat Angels and all the good work they do click here.