Team CCO 2013, Paddy is pictured in the center with a white cap.
Do you know anyone who has run 9 marathons in 9 days? We do! Long-time Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) supporter Patrick McCormack, has been running for over 17 years. He turned that love for the long road into an amazing CCO fund-raiser in 2010. That year Paddy began his journey on the steps of CCO. It continued through Chicago, along the Illinois & Michigan Canal, past miles of cornfields and finally ending in Central Illinois. There he was cheered across the finish line by friends and family!
Paddy’s radical fundraising endeavor turned into Team CCO. This year, over 30 fabulous runners are registered to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on behalf of CCO’s shelter guests.
To view this years runners and to financially donate to Team CCO click here.
Why support CCO? Cornerstone Community Outreach provides safe shelter, nutritious meals and intensive case management services for over 300 men, women and children. Your donation dollars make a difference in the lives of homeless families and individuals!
Make plans to dine out tomorrow! CCO is hosting its first ever dinner fund raising event. “An Extra Helping for the Homeless” is a fun way to support homeless services and help alleviate hunger in Chicago. Tomorrow, July 22 participating Chicago restaurants will be donating 5-25% of their meal tabs to CCO. This will be at no added cost to the diner.
On July 22, CCO is hosting a dine out fund raising event at participating restaurants across Chicago. Adeshina Emmanuel, DNA journalist, wrote about the “Extra Helping for the Homeless” benefit. Read his article here.
If you haven’t already made plans to dine out on July 22 choose from the growing list of restaurants supporting Cornerstone Community Outreach. From 5 – 25% of your dining tab will be donated to CCO at no added expense to the diner. Take your family out for a delicious meal and help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Chicago!
Even Elmo joined us for this years Hunger Walk! Thank you to everyone who walked to help alleviate hunger in Chicago. Each walker created a 214 pound food credit for CCO with the Food Depository. These food items help feed our shelter guests, food pantry attendees and dinner guests. Thank you for helping alleviate hunger in Chicago!
To see the photo album of the event go to CCO’s Facebook page. Don’t forget to “like” us while you’re there!
Save the date! On July 22, 2014 restaurants throughout Chicago will be donating a percentage of their sales to CCO. Here is how it works. Simple choose from the growing list of restaurants (below), enjoy a meal with friends or family on July 22, and a percentage of your meal tab goes to CCO. The donation from your tab will help alleviate homelessness in Chicago. This donation will not be an added cost to you!
The big orange Love Kitchen visited CCO last week. Little Caesars employees volunteered their time to make delicious pizza’s for CCO shelter guests. Preparations were made from the Little Caesars food truck parked on Clifton Avenue. What a great way to volunteer and help alleviate hunger! Thanks Little Caesars!
Got Milk? The CCO dining room serves over 500 nutritious plates of food each day and milk is an important part of the meal. Milk is packed nutrients that help kids grow and keep adults healthy.
However, iit is a costly essential. Would your church or civic group be willing to purchase milk on a monthly basis? Your gift would provide a protein-packed drink for the children, women and men sheltered at CCO.