Team CCO

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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.

Learn more about Team CCO here.

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!

Thank you!

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!

GCFD Hunger Walk!

Hunger Walk  2014 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!

Announcing CCO Dine Out Event!

Extra Helping CCO

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!

Spread the word and make a plan with friends and family members to have An Extra Helping for the Homeless community of Chicago on July 22!

Participating Restaurants -

Click on the restaurant name below for hours and locations.

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Giordano’s – Lakeview

Giordano’s – Greektown

Giordano’s – Logan Square

Giordano’s – Lincoln Square

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Temple Bar

Cody's Bar

Cody’s Public House

Neighbor Carts are Back!

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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!

Pizza! Pizza!

Little Caesars Love Kitchen

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!

Learn more about Little Caesars Love Kitchen by clicking here.

Got Milk?

 

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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.

We rely on the donations of our supporters to continue to serve our shelter guests. Consider donating today! Thank you!

Watch the Team CCO Video!

Team CCO from Cornerstone Community Outreach on Vimeo.

Learn more about Team CCO, our charitable fitness team! Why do fitness fanatics and everyday folks run for us? Find out, by watching Team CCO’s video!