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Claude Battat

Claude Battat

Number one in retail furniture sales/design in the Chicago area until I recently retired and discovered an entirely new work ethic...Helping the needy.

I started volunteering for CHI more than 2 years ago and was drawn to make it part of me after experiencing  a compassionate yet enthusiastic group that truly  pushes to "making a difference". 


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Gold, Barry

Meet Barry Gold

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been featured in two… Read More
Bike Fair

Bike Fair

Members of Working Bikes Cooperative collect abandoned bikes throughout the city. The bikes are refurbished and donated to worthy causes – and CHI is… Read More
Resource Table

Resource Table

Our Resource Table is staffed by both professional case workers and volunteers at every meal. They assist our guests with various needs… Read More