Care for Friend's Day of Service - Corporate Thursdays

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Care For Friends

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Greetings!

Care for Friends is seeking groups to volunteer for a day of service on our weekly Corporate Thursdays. What exactly does this mean? If you are looking for an opportunity for your company or business to team build and connect, we would love for you to join us in working with the underserved homeless and vulnerable community in Lincoln Park!

What do we do?
At Care for Friends we provide services for those experiencing homelessness out of Church of Our Savior located at 530 W. Fullerton Parkway. Our main initiative is Food for Friends, where we provide weekly hot meals on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. We also provide necessities such as personal care items, clothes, basic healthcare, and activities for our guests.

We are seeking volunteer teams to prepare, serve, and enjoy a hot meal together. We will provide you with food from our pantry (mainly stocked by the Greater Chicago Food Depository) and a team leader who knows the ins and outs of our kitchen and facility, who will create the menu for you and your colleagues. Preparation begins at 9:00 am. Meal is served from noon until 1:00 pm.

Join a community of folks who love to cook, converse, and serve in their local community. This is an excellent opportunity for people to volunteer in a fun, safe, environment, either on a regular or periodic basis.

We open our doors to anyone who is in need of a hot meal, and are funded by corporate donations, grants, and individual donors, with no government assistance. We ask that corporate groups assist us by donating a suggested $500 for the cost of ongoing operations, or to host a fundraiser to raise these funds for our efforts.

Don’t forget to check out our other ads for all of our initiatives you can take part in! I sincerely hope to hear from you soon.

Upcoming Corporate Thursdays:

  • October 3!!!!
  • December 5
  • December 12
  • December 19
  • January 2, 2020
  • January 9, 2020
  • January 16, 2020
  • January 23, 2020

If you're interested in this opportunity please don't hesitate to contact us!

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Bessana Kendig at cffvco@gmail.com or call at 720-545-4970

The summer schedule only holds hot meals on Corporate Thursdays and we are completely booked up through September. Ask about our Youth Initiative dinners starting in September!

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About Care For Friends

Location:

530 W FULLERTON PKWY, CHICAGO, IL 60614, US

Mission Statement

Care for Friends provides easy access to community, food and overall wellness for Chicago’s most vulnerable and under-served people, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Through its programs, Care for Friends successfully connects people with community resources to enable them to achieve a better quality of life.

Description

Our flagship program is "Food for Friends" - where we create a safe space for anyone requiring a meal to gather in community for a no-cost hot lunch served in sit-down, family style with dignity and respect.

Other services are available during this gathering time, including haircuts, a health clinic, clothes closet, and toiletries distribution. Additionally, representatives from our various partner organizations begin to make connections with our guests - establishing trusting relationships that will ultimately allow our guests to connect with the services they need to achieve a better quality of life.

For more information, visit our web site at; www.CareForFriends.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

530 W Fullerton ParkwayChicago, IL 60614

(41.92603,-87.64274)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 9am-1pm availability to prep, cook, and serve the meals.
  • We require all volunteers to sign disclosure forms before participating.

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