Our Executive Director

Together Mosaic

CCO has a long history of women in leadership. Sandy Ramsey has led our organization for nearly 30 years. Recently, Sandy captured the philosophy and hope that CCO tries to bring to all its programs and services.
“We assist people and work with them as they recover from the hardships of homelessness while helping them restore their God given-worth and self-esteem.”

Team CCO Needs You!

Team CCO

Only 24 days until the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Team CCO is training hard and fund raising for the big event! If you are interested in supporting our team by working in the CCO Charity Tent or by providing some nutritious snacks for our runners contact Eve at eve@ccolife.org.

Marathon day snacks include:

-watermelon

-bananas

-grapes

-pretzel sticks

-licorice sticks

-coffee (for the volunteers in the tent)

-spray bottles

The Team needs your support! If you would like to date directly to a runner click here.

Thank you!

Donate Your Gently-Used Items!

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A bed in our family shelter program.

Little things mean a lot. This is especially true for persons in need. Homelessness is a challenge for families and individuals alike. Fresh, colorful bedding, hygiene items, safe shelter, nutritious meals, all make a new shelter guest feel welcome and cared for. CCO accepts donations of gently-used and new items at 4628 N. Clifton, 7 days a week from 8am-7pm.

Thank you!

First Day of School!

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Today is the first day of school for over 100 children sheltered with their families at CCO. Education is a stabilizing force for families experiencing homelessness. At CCO, we work with parents to make the transition to school as smooth as possible.Our yearly back-to-school event gives all our school age kids a chance to choose a backpack and supplies, participate in games, enjoy treats and listen to motivational speakers.

We wish our kids their best school year yet!

Make Dine Out Plans!

CCO Dine OutMake 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.

Check out the list of participating restaurants here. Please note that Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s require you to bring a flier. The link to the flier can be found next to the store logo or click here for Giordano’s Flier or here for Lou Malnati’s Flier. Just print and dine!

Thanks for supporting CCO in this new and exciting way!

Read our Article on DNA Info!

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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!

An Extra Helping for the Homeless

More restaurants are joining the CCO Dine out Event! On July 22 participating restaurants throughout Chicago will be donating 5 -25% of your total tab to CCO. The list is growing everyday. Our newest additions are, Sonic Restaurant in Uptown and Lou Malnati’s Pizza. Frequent updates can be found on Facebook.

Dine out to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Chicago!

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Neighbor Carts are Back!

NeighborCartsMap

Neighbor Carts are coming back! The map above will help you find out where you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables this summer. Neighbor Carts are part of StreetWise, an organization that works to stabilize homeless individuals through employment and social services.

If you’re out and about in the city be sure to stop by a Neighbor Cart and get some delicious produce!