The American Red Cross Visits CCO!

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago visited CCO last week. Families enjoyed safety presentations from Red Cross staff and volunteers. Training included water and fire safety, 911 information and the importance of hand washing. We really enjoyed the fun safety information they brought to Cornerstone!

Thank you American Red Cross of Greater Chicago!

The Elevator is Going Up!

Today's progress, February 15th: the elevator penthouse is almost done.

The bottom of the elevator, the site of the most work.







“I’ll be glad when the elevator is done!” We hear these words all the time from mothers lugging strollers up the stairs to elderly men with health problems and everyone in between. For many of our residents an elevator will not be a luxury, but a necessity.

We are happy to report that each day we see the Sylvia Center coming closer to developing into an accessible building. And we look forward to the day when we can watch the children, senior citizens and chronically ill who live at CCO ride the elevator.

Over 75% of the funds have already been raised for the elevator. We still need $62,000 to finish the project.  If you are interested in contributing to this vital project you can donate by using the green Donate button or you can donate by mail at:

Cornerstone Community Outreach
Elevator Project
4615 N. Clifton Ave.
Chicago, Il  60640

Everything we do is made possible by you! Thank you!



Running For A Reason!

Are you registered to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Registration is closed for new runners but if you are already registered and would like to raise money for CCO through this amazing event follow the link to CCO Life and fill out the blue form. You will be contacted soon for further information.
Join over 30 people who are already Running for a Reason!

Give a Loving Gift on Valentine’s Day!

Consider a love gift that can really make a difference. Valentines Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate a day that symbolizes love than to give to those who have the greatest need.
If you are interested in making a donation to Cornerstone Community Outreach this Valentines Day follow the link to CCO Life.
Your donation will make a difference in the life of homeless men, women and children.

30 People Running the Chicago Marathon for CCO

30 people have now registered to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Each runner will be raising money for CCO. If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting and challenging event click on the Team CCO tab above and fill out the blue form.
Marathon registration is filling up fast so if you want to get involved in a challenging event for a good cause, act now!

Korean United Presbyterian Church

About a week ago a wonderful group from the Korean United Presbyterian Church came and volunteered their time and resources to bless our shelter residents. They brought thousands of new socks to pass out along with yummy snacks to share. Children from the church choir came and serenaded those in our dining hall. We are very thankful for their service and friendship to us!