Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2015. You truly enriched the lives of our residents. Over the course of the year, 95 volunteers provided fun-filled holiday parties, backpacks filled with school supplies, holiday presents, and so much more.
Volunteers helped hundreds of residents by:
- Providing back-to-school supplies for 156 children;
- Supplying holiday gifts for 344 adults and children; and
- Sponsoring holiday meals for 320 residents.
If you, or your organization, would like to help in 2016 please contact Alva Winfrey Kennedy at email@example.com.
Many of these volunteer activities were sponsored by companies, churches, and other partners, including:
- St. Anthony Catholic Church collected holiday gifts for the 77 youth at the Wentworth Commons, Roseland Village, and Holland Apartments;
- The Sisters of Mercy coordinated a holiday gift drive that collected holiday gifts for the 191 youth living at Pullman Wheelworks;
- Bank of America hosted a Thanksgiving dinner and provided giveaways to residents living at the Harold Washington Apartments;
- U.S. Bank hosted a back-to-school picnic and backpack giveaway for 136 school children living at Pullman Wheelworks;
- U.S. Bank volunteers organized an evening of activities and a holiday meal for formerly homeless residents at the Johnston Center;
- The PrivateBank provided energetic and creative volunteers to reupholster 139 chairs benefitting formerly homeless residents at Carlton Apartments;
- Linden LLC provided a party filled with food, games and presents for 16 youth living in Austin;
- Christopher B. Burke Engineering employees collected 20 winter coats for the youth in the Austin after-school program;
- Capital One provided six new computers for the Holland Apartment’s computer lab and hosted computer training and financial education classes for 75 residents;
- Pullman Bank and Beverly Bank sponsored a holiday party for 165 residents at Pullman Wheelworks that included story time, cookie decorating and ornament making;
- O’Hare Rotary Club continued its tradition of donating move-in baskets for new residents;
- Emil McCauley and family helped 70 children build the gingerbread homes of their dreams at Wentworth Commons and 850 Eastwood; and
- Nate Frank, along with his family and friends, provided a hearty meal and holiday gifts for 60 residents of Carlton Apartments.
Thanks to you, hundreds of residents benefitted from much-needed resources that enabled them to live in hope.