Beacon the Bear and the Bears in Blue Foundation teamed up to encourage and bless the children of CCO! The aim of these great not-for-profit organizations is to supply free teddy bears to small children in crisis situations. The organization didn’t stop there! They gave out gifts to the children, clothing items, treats, played basketball and two lucky families won tickets to a Chicago Bears football game! Thanks for a great event!
We are quickly approaching the December 31 tax deadline for donations. We ask that you continue your commitment to alleviating homelessness in Chicago. We are privileged to work with a diverse range of people. From newborns to senior citizens, individuals to large families, we are dedicated to walking alongside everyone who comes to us in need. Join us in this critical work by making a donation today. Thank you!
We can’t forget about our single shelter residents at this time of year! It can be especially challenging to be on your own for the holidays. That’s why CCO, along with our generous volunteers and donors, have had several great events for the residents of our Naomi House and Epworth shelter programs. We want to thank Elkgrove Calvary Chapel for serving delicious holiday treats while passing out new backpacks, socks and winter wear for our single shelter residents! Thank you!
Did you know? On average, 35% of CCO’s childhood shelter population is under 5 years old. Our longest-running shelter program, Hannah House, has worked with hundreds of families with small children to move from homelessness to stable housing.