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Scenes from Our Summer Meals

From gorgeous flower bouquets to handmade sleeping mats to the joy of service our volunteer meal servers exude...here are some...
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Our Youngest Volunteers Demonstrate the Joy in Serving Others

The families and kids and teens who volunteer with us always bring a great energy and genuine joy to our...
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People You Should Know

CHI Volunteer Ellen Rontal: Portrait Artist

Ellen Rontal has been volunteering with The Chicago Help Initiative for the past 10 years. An artist by training, she...
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2018: Some of Our Favorite Scenes from the Year

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Outreach

Holiday Gift Cards Go a Long Way for Our Guests

Celebrating the holidays is often out of reach for many of our guests. We try to brighten the season of...
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News

CHI’s 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 5 Brings Season of Giving to Our Guests

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 5 for CHI's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar and join other volunteers working together...
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RUN Mag Mile Runners Raise Over $6K for CHI

Registration now open for RUN Mag Mile 2019! 
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Profiles

Champion for Tenants Rights

After the SRO building he's lived in for the past 13 years on Chicago's far North Side was sold to...
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Chicago Recipes” Gala 2018

It was a night to remember at this year’s Chicago Help Initiative’s annual fundraiser, “Chicago Recipes,” held on June...
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People You Should Know

Art for the Heart and Soul

"Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people — the beauty within themselves."  - Langston Hughes...
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People You Should Know

Denise Sutherland: Improving Lives Through Yoga

Denise Sutherland leads weekly chair yoga sessions with our guests who want to improve their physical mobility, relieve stress and...
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Profiles

Martial Artist on His Way Back Up

Ron Pulliam has been attending our weekly Wednesday meals on and off for the past 6 years. He’s also...
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Did you know?

30% of Chicago’s homeless population suffers from mental illness.

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

Bruce