Jacqueline C. Hayes
Jacqueline is Founder and President Emerita of The Chicago Help Initiative. For more than two decades, she has unselfishly donated thousands of hours to help those less fortunate than herself. Jacqueline is a Chicago real estate broker specializing in retail leasing along the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street and a community activist.
Douglas B. Fraser
“The Chicago Help Initiative is an amazing and unique organization. It is two communities – the guests we serve, whom we try to connect to the best resources and opportunities and the most caring and committed volunteers that I can imagine. I like to think that whether someone is with us for one meal or for fifty and whether they are dining with us or serving with us, that they will leave with something positive. It is truly a privilege to be here.”
Board of Directors - Officers
Robert E. Thomas
Rob was introduced to the organization in 2002 when he was seeking community service opportunities for his children. As his children moved on, he remained involved. A life-long Near North Side resident, he observes first hand the good that CHI does in the community it serves. Rob is an active real estate practitioner providing project management and brokerage services.
Did you know?
Over 85% of the people we serve are unemployed.
“A lot of people don’t have shelter, food, clothing. They need help. And they get it here.”Tracy