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Meet Barry Gold

One of Barry's photos, featured in our 2009 calendar.

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been featured in two of our calendar projects and capture the essence of Chicago – from beautiful gardens, buildings and cityscapes, to our iconic lake at sunrise and the polar bear at Lincoln Park Zoo.


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
Holiday Gift Bags

Holiday Gift Bags

One of our favorite projects is the annual Holiday Gift Bags. Each Fall we collect donations from local businesses, volunteers and community members for the… Read More
Literacy Program

Literacy Program

CHI holds a regular weekly literacy program that matches volunteer tutors to individuals that need assistance. Our volunteers complete a one-day training workshop and then,… Read More