They help us with food, social services. Nothing but love, that's how I feel about the Chicago Help Initiative.


Nobody should go hungry. With the Chicago Help Initiative, you don't have to.


A lot of people don't have shelter, food, clothing. They need help. And they get it here.


Goodness. All-encompassing goodness. In a world filled with so many who have so little, they give so much.


The Chicago Help Initiative Named Top 100 Finalist

We are so proud and pleased to announce that The Chicago Help Initiative has been selected as a Top 100 Finalist for the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards.

In the words of the Chicago Innovation Awards organization, this competition is "the largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago's business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market."

The project that CHI was selected for was a pocket-sized Resource Guide which caring people may distribute to Chicago's homeless and underprivileged. The guide is chock full of information on where those in need may find food, shelter, medical care and employment assistance.

In the coming weeks, the Top 100 Finalist list will be winnowed down to 22 winners to be selected by judges and one organization to be selected by the public to receive the 23rd People's Choice Award. We would greatly value your support.

To cast your vote, please Click Here. You will find us under the Civic+Non-Profit category.

Thank you for helping CHI help others!




We're Here to Help

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a higher percentage of Americans are living in extreme poverty than they have ever measured before. Not everyone can enjoy abundance, but The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is here to lend a helping hand to assist those in need. Please join us in serving delicious meals to those in need and break the cycle of hunger in an effort to make an impact within the Chicago community. 

For more on the organization and the many ways you can help, please download our  Information Packet or Program Overview.

Information Packet   Program Overview



December 2, 2015

Meal sponsor:

AIRE (Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers) with food prepared by Osteria Via Stato


Holiday Bazaar

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Health Services

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