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.


An Invitation to an Exclusive Shopping Experience at Leggiadro Chicago on Jan. 23

Please join us on Monday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at Leggiadro, the chic fashion boutique for well-travelled women, for an evening of shopping that will benefit The Chicago Help Initiative and support our health and wellness programs serving homeless and low-income people in Chicago's downtown. 

Leggiadro is an intimate boutique full of gorgeous, versatile pieces that reflect the family's ethos of a graceful and energetic style. Sumptuous fabrics, colors and prints from Italy in comfortable silhouettes complement a dynamic lifestyle. Personalized service for your everyday needs. Stop in for our shopping event benefiting the Chicago Help Initiative! During this exclusive in-store event, 15% of all purchases will be donated to The Chicago Help Initiative. 

From 6:30 - 7:00 pm, Chicago Yoga Master Denise Sutherland will be on hand to talk about her experiences teaching Chair Yoga to our guests who attend our weekly evening meal. Denise will share the challenges and successes of working with her students and what she's learned about their lives and needs.

Wine and snacks will also be served. 

Please drop in for this exclusive, intimate shopping experience at one of Chicago's finest boutiques and help support our mission to provide nutritious meals and health and wellness services to Chicago's most vulnerable residents. We look forward to seeing you there!

Leggiadro is located at:

Leggiadro Chicago
716 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-1302

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 homeless and low-income people in Chicago. 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 Guidelines for New Volunteers.

Program Overview

Guidelines for New Volunteers

January 18, 2017

Meal sponsor:

Tom Morrisey with food prepared by GRK Greek Kitchen


Thidaporn Iamsutta, Asian Human Services

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