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Our Summer 2022 News

CHI's Feeding Hope Gala Returns to Chicago Sports Museum on Sept. 15thWe're excited to announce that, due to popular demand...
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CHI Goes to New York City to Ring Closing Bell at Nasdaq

July 21, 2022 CHI Founder and President Emerita Jacqueline Hayes joined CHI Board VP Tom Morrisey in New York City...
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Success Stories

StreetWise Features CHI’s Services to Combat Hunger, Homelessness

Streetwise magazine Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Hanney gets up close and personal with The Chicago Help Initiative. Her touching cover story for...
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CHI Volunteer Makes 1,000 Meals for Our Guests

Jacqueline Ingles, a law student and Ukrainian Village resident, saw a posting about The Chicago Help Initiative needing lunch donations...
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Special Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary “I HAVE A NAME” by Lucia Mauro

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS for the online screening of the award-winning documentary "I HAVE A NAME" by Lucia Mauro. The film...
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Holiday Giving Goes a Long Way for Our Guests

This is an amazing time of year, when we at CHI start receiving donations like socks and hats and even...
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CHI’s Holiday Bazaar Brings Season of Giving to Our Guests

Thanks to our volunteers and the generosity of our supporters, CHI's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 4 was a...
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RUN Mag Mile 2019 Raises Nearly $7000 for CHI

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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 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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Did you know?

Over 85% of the people we serve are unemployed.

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