Today is National Armed Forces Day. All the staff, residents and volunteers at CCO would like to remember our homeless shelter guests who have served our country in the armed forces. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimate that 62,619 veterans are homeless on any given night. Let’s serve our brave men and women especially in their time of need.
Hunger Walk Facts-
- The Hunger Walk is a 5k (3.1 mile) walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront.
- The event will take place rain or shine on June 29th. Registration begins at 7am and the walk begins at 8:30am at Soldier Field in Chicago.
- Each person walking on behalf of CCO supplements our … Read More
Beautiful planters and flowers were installed along Clifton Avenue just outside of CCO’s Hannah House and Sylvia Center! Andrew Shantz made the planters from repurposed wood. He and fellow gardner, Ted Jindrich filled the containers with soil and colorful flowers.
The flowers bring a burst of color and life to Clifton Avenue. These improvements benefit our shelter guests, staff and neighbors. Thank you!
Since 1989, Cornerstone Community Outreach has sheltered over 25,000 individuals. We have rejoiced with many families and individuals who have moved into stable, permanent housing. We look forward to many more successful endings at CCO.
If you would like to donate to CCO’s shelter programs click on the Donate Now button. Thank you for your support!
Tomorrow is Wednesday which is food bag day. Volunteers will arrive early to set up tables and chairs. They will begin to set up food items on the tables and prepare for the program to start. Over 150 people will leave CCO with bags of nutritious food. Many attendies are senior citizens or are physical challenges and they need help with basic items in order to pay rent each month. It is our joy and privilege to provide this service to Chicagoans in need.
Did you know that over 200,000 meals were served from the Cornerstone Community Outreach dining room in 2012? Trays were filled with hot, nutritious meals and served to families and single’s living in our shelter programs. Each Saturday our dinner guest program serves a meal to over 100 of our neighbors, as well.
Consistent, nutritious meals play an important role in allowing our shelter guests to focus on finding stable housing, pursue academic studies or employment training programs.
We are grateful to be able to offer this service to so many. And we would like to say a special thank you to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). They provide healthy foods to CCO and so many other nonprofit organizations in Chicago. Each June the GCFD holds a 3 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. The event is open to the public and if you choose to walk on behalf of CCO our food budget increases automatically.
If you would like to fight hunger in Chicago by joining us at the 2013 Hunger Walk. Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate to the operation of CCO’s shelter programs and services click the Donate Now button on the right.
CCOLife has a new look thanks to our friends at nine3nine creative. They have generously donated their time and talents to make CCOlife more informative and appealing.
Improvements will continue on the pages. And more changes are on the way. Look for new images and contents on the information pages. Enjoy the new site.
Thanks nine3nine creative!
Do good, while doing what you love…
Chicago potter, Chuck Escue has been donating 50% of the profits from his earthenware items to Cornerstone Community Outreach. We think it’s a beautiful combination of art and generosity.
If you are interested in purchasing Chuck’s wares you will find them at Citizen Skate Shop located at 920 W. Wilson Avenue in Chicago.
Thank you Chuck!
In 2012, volunteers clocked in over 33,000 hours of service at CCO! Our volunteer groups come from Chicago and all over the United States and beyond.
We value our volunteers and rely on their hard work to keep meal times and important programs like Food Bags and the Free Store running smoothly. Are you interested in getting involved? Click on the ‘How to Help’ section to learn more.
In exactly 24 hours registration will open for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Have you joined Team CCO? Follow the link to find out how you can achieve your fitness goals while helping to alleviate homelessness in Chicago!
Click on the Team CCO tab above to find out more. Thank you!