Today Kicks 4 The City fit everyone at the Cornerstone cafeteria personally, with a new pair of shoes. The smiles were contagious, and gratitude so high. We are so grateful to Justin, Paige and all the amazing people who came today to make so many happy and provide such an essential item as shoes.
Join Team CCO for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Over 330 people stay at Cornerstone Community Outreach who are experiencing homelessness. What’s one way you can help them on their path to being housed?
Run a marathon!
Yes, that is a daunting task, but for those who decide to put one foot in front of the other, the path is there!
With Team CCO, our charity fitness crew, you can use your love of running to bring support to Cornerstone. Through fundraising, connecting with others to build awareness, and on course visibility, you can help a family get housed!
The 2019 Team CCO runners raised enough money combined to provide 4,195 nights of shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Our goal for 2020 is to raise enough for over 6,000 nights. Help us meet that goal, and meet your own too!
This summer a beautiful mural was created at Cornerstone Community Outreach. It is called “If You Only Knew”, by Steven Teller. #MostBeautifulMuralInChicago
The empowered female figure is an emblem of hope, resilience, and natural elegance. Hardy Blue Asters which surround the young woman, are a symbol of strength. The image is intended to bring hope and inspiration to the families and single adults who are moving to safe, stable housing through Cornerstone Community Outreach.
The Hannah House program that it is painted on, provides safe shelter 55 women and children and has been operating successfully since 1989, enabling hundreds of families to move from homelessness to stable housing.
As we are nearing the end of 2019, we ask that you consider making a substantial donation to help this amazing work continue. The program is funded in part by the City of Chicago, however we need supporters like you to complete the success. Click below to see the donate today, several levels are available too!
Today, Cornerstone became able to accept donations via Apple Pay. Using Messages on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, start a new conversation with firstname.lastname@example.org, then chose how much you want to donate. And you can also add a personal message when donating!
Like all your donations, they are tax deductible and go directly to Cornerstone.
“Every Wednesday over 150 people gather in the CCO dining room to “shop” for nutritious food. Canned vegetables, meat, pasta, grains, nuts, boxed food, and more, a wide variety of groceries are offered each week and over 25% consist of nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables. The majority of CCO food pantry patrons are senior citizens. The bags of groceries they take home provides the financial relief needed to pay rent, obtain important prescription medications, or other necessities, on a fixed income.”
Spring is such a lively time and often reminds us of newness: flowers sprouting up, birds chirping away, a departure from an oftentimes blustery winter.
Here at Cornerstone Community Outreach, we embrace spring’s arrival after a long Chicago winter. And a highlight of spring is EASTER!! We shelter over 35 families at any given time, so there are always kids around, just waiting to experience a CCO Easter celebration.
It’s so fun for us as adults to be able to let kids experience a piece of childhood, sometimes it’s for the first time! It’s such a privilege for us to be an agent of JOY for these children, passing out Easter Baskets to them. The kiddos are excited to celebrate a holiday at Cornerstone Community Outreach and we are so excited to get to watch a happy memory unfold.
Thank you everyone who donated candy and Easter Baskets for the kids!
The 2018 holiday season at CCO has been filled with fun events, festive food, parties, and gifts for all of our shelter guests. We want to say a special thank you to the donors that have made the season bright by donating financially, creating an event, volunteering or purchasing gifts that have blessed our shelter guests. The children, parents, and single adults, sheltered at CCO have felt encouraged and remembered this year!
As you celebrate the holidays this year please remember those experiencing homelessness and consider making a year-end donation. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and you will have the knowledge that you are a part of making the holidays and every day brighter for our shelter guests.
CCO staff, volunteers, and residents would like to say a huge Thank You to each one of our generous Christmas donors, volunteers, and supporters!