Calling All Costumes!

Fall Frenzy

Calling all Costumes! We are looking for gently-used costumes or wrapped store-bought treats for our Fall Frenzy party! Donations can be dropped off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue. See the front desk staff person for assistance. Thank you!

Provide Shelter

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Providing shelter is important. This image reflects that truth. What you don’t see in this photo are the two people sleeping behind the plywood structure, one of them requiring a wheelchair for mobility. It shouldn’t be this way. Shelters are a critical part of breaking the chain of homelessness. You’re donations provide shelter. To donate to CCO click on the ‘Donate Now’ button on the right. Thank you!

Team CCO!

Why did Team CCO run this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon? You can find out by watching the video below by Nathan Cameron. Thank you, Nate and Team CCO!

It’s not too late to donate. The Team is accepting donations through December 31st! Click here to learn how you can help them reach their goal.

Thank you!

New Life for Old Bags

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Take a moment to read this article about New Life for Old Bags (NLOB), a group of volunteers who knits plastic bags into mats for homeless people living outside. Creating mats for homeless individuals has a positive impact on the environment by keeping plastic out of landfills and waterways. The mats are lightweight and dry easily and are a comfort to people living outside. Thank you, New Life For Old Bags!

CCO Executive Director thanks Team CCO

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Cornerstone Community Outreach Executive Director, Sandy Ramsey, has a special thank you message for Team CCO! Click on the video to hear Sandy thank all the men and women who committed so much time and effort toward this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon! We are so proud of our team!

Fall Frenzy Costumes


We are looking for gently-used dress-ups and costumes! Princess, Ninja Turtle, Elvis, whatever…if you have an old ensemble that you won’t be wearing this year, consider donating it to CCO. The kids will put it to good use at their Fall Frenzy part! Donated items can be dropped off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. Thank you!

Fund Manager of the Year!

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CCO would like to say a special thank you to the Emergency Fund, who hosted the 2013 Breakfast with the Mayor. At this years event, Jeremy Nicholls, was awarded Fund Manager of the Year! We are proud of Jeremy and grateful to the Emergency Fund for this exciting recognition. Thank you!

The mission of the Emergency Fund is to provide assistance to low income Chicago area individuals through a crisis or transition. Volunteer Fund Managers are located throughout the city and do work on the “front lines” with families and individuals who are in crisis.