Team CCO Charity Tent

It was an outstanding year for the Team CCO Charity Tent at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Volunteers offered drinks, food and encouragement to Team CCO runners. Enjoy the Charity Tent Album! And it’s not too late donate. Go to CrowdRise, our charitable fitness donation platform. All donations go to CCO!

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AmazonSmile

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Cornerstone Community Outreach is a registered charity with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a way you can financially support CCO, at no cost to you. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose CCO as your charity. Millions of Amazon items are eligible and 0.5% of your total cost goes to CCO.

Happy Shopping!

Team CCO Marathon Race Day Photos!

To help homeless families they ran through 29 Chicago neighborhoods; they were cheered on by over 1 million spectators and crossed the finish line after running 26.2 miles! So far they have raised over half of their fundraising goal, and have just under a month left to meet it. Congratulate them, and encourage them for their hard work by donating to the team.Thank you for your commitment to charitable fitness and the shelter guests at CCO! What an awesome team! Enjoy the photo album and look for more photo albums of the marathon soon!
To Donate Click here to be redirected to CrowdRise, our charity fitness donation platform.

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Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise

5 Days Until The Marathon!

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WHAT? Only 5 days until the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! The fabulous members of Team CCO will be embarking on their 26 mile journey through Chicago. Join Team CCO in their efforts to help alleviate homelessness. Click here to donate today!

Not a runner? We would love to have your help at our Charity Tent at the marathon. Volunteers at our tent will be looking out for team members and offering drinks and nourishment. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to volunteer! Email Eve at eve@ccolife.org.

Check out Team CCO’s Facebook page here.

Our Executive Director

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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!

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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!

Five Families Housed!

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Recently, five families sheltered at CCO moved into permanent housing! We are proud to see the determination of our shelter guests and the assistance and support of our case management team in reaching this excellent goal!

CCO provides shelter for families of all descriptions. Unusual family arrangements often have difficulty finding shelter space. Fathers with children struggle to find shelter placement. CCO welcome dads with kids and has been a part of their amazing success stories. To read Lydell’s success story click here.

Safe shelter, nutritious meals and intensive case management services matter in the lives of homeless men, women and children. Help us continue to serve Chicago’s most vulnerable population. Consider donating today!

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!