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Douglas Fraser hired as Executive Director of the Chicago Help Initiative

January, 2013. Doug Fraser has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Chicago Help Initiative. He has experience working in social service organizations, most recently as the Executive Director of Care for Real, a northside food pantry serving over 5,000 client visits a month, as well as background in local government, having spent four years as Chief of Staff to Alderman Mary Ann Smith, 48th. His previous downtown Chicago experience includes six years as the Planning Director at the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.


Wednesday Dinners

Wednesday Dinners

Each Wednesday a nutritious meal is provided to 135 guests at the dining hall facilities made available to us by Catholic Charities, located at 721 N. LaSalle… 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
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