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.


Miracle on Southport!


You are invited to a private screening of a holiday favorite ...
Miracle on 34th Street
at The Music Box Theatre
on Friday, December 9, from 6-9pm
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago.

You and your entire family can enjoy caroling, libations, a visit from Santa and, of
course, one of the most iconic movies of all time, shown at Chicago's oldest and most
beloved theatre, all while supporting your favorite charity, The Chicago Help Initiative.
Click Here to purchase tickets at the Music Box Theatre

If you can't make the date, but still want to contribute, please consider covering the cost of a Christmas stocking from Candyality. The stockings will be distributed with other gifts at our evening meal on 12/21. 

For other donations to CHI, please click here 

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 Program Overview and our Guidelines for New Volunteers.

Program Overview

Guidelines for New Volunteers

December 7, 2016

Meal sponsor:

AIRE (Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers) with food prepared by Jewel


Deborah Jackson, Asian Human Services

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