Each year CCO staff and volunteers begin working before Thanksgiving planning and organizing Christmas parties and events for our shelter guests. Are you interested in donating new items for single women and men? New winter wear, toiletries and household items would be a real boost to our single shelter guests.
If you are interested in giving in this way contact Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Christmas is around the corner! We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with all our shelter guests. With over 100 children and many parents and single adults it takes a lot of effort to make the holidays shine.
Please consider donating today. Your contribution will make a difference in the day to day lives of homeless families and it will make the holidays a little brighter.
It is our privileged to shelter homeless veterans every night but once a year we go all out to honor our veterans at the CCO Veteran’s Day Dinner.
This year, 92 year old Tuskegee Airmen, Virgil M. Poole Sr. graced us with his presence and words of encouragement. Our veterans were honored with a delicious soul food meal and music provided by Pierre & Louise Walker of St. Sabina Church. All of CCO’s shelter guests enjoyed the meal and festivities but a few tables were set up and decorated especially for our veterans.
This week is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Take a moment to consider the men and women who served the United States in the armed forces. Many of these men and women are homeless and in need of safe shelter and supportive services. We have had the joy of seeing veterans stabilize their lives and move into permanent housing. Become a part of the good things that are happening at CCO. Volunteer or donate today.
The 2013 CCO Fall Frenzy was fabulous! Our families with children had a great time! We want to say a special thank you to all our staff and volunteers who made the event possible and Nathan Cameron for taking portraits during the Frenzy! Check out the photo album to see some of the fun…
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!
Beacon the Bear and the Bears in Blue Foundation teamed up to encourage and bless the children of CCO! The aim of these great not-for-profit organizations is to supply free teddy bears to small children in crisis situations. The organization didn’t stop there! They gave out gifts to the children, clothing items, treats, played basketball and two lucky families won tickets to a Chicago Bears football game! Thanks for a great event!