The Gift of Stewart Brown

(http://vimeo.com/ccolife/thegiftofstewartbrown) A CCO Original Video by the wonderful folks at nine3nine Creative. Click to watch! Over a decade ago, Stewart Brown, his mother, and his little sisters were homeless and needed shelter. They came to CCO, and from that moment on, Stewart has been a part of our lives, giving his all, for all of us, using his endless energy and excitement within CCO and well beyond. Stewart is a giver. No matter the weather, … Continue reading

Cure Violence

CCO would like to say Thank You to Cure Violence/ CeaseFire, a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing gun violence through building relationships and providing opportunities for young men and women who are at-risk. In 2015, funding for Cure Violence was severely reduced. Since then Chicago has seen a steady increase in gun violence.  Before funding was cut, Cure Violence staff would visit CCO once and month and meet with teens and their parents about … Continue reading

The Joy of Giving: CCO 2016 Christmas Album

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” – Unknown What a festive Holiday Season! It was a joy to watch the children and parents sheltered at CCO receiving and unwrapping Christmas gifts. CCO wants to say a huge “Thank you” to our generous and thoughtful donors, who made the 2016 Holiday Season extra special. Our shelter guests gushed with gratitude. Parents enjoyed watching … Continue reading