CCH is working with a renowned miniature room artist, Henry Kupjack, to bring an exciting, one-of-a-kind exhibit to Chicago’s Loop in fall 2014. To underwrite the exhibit, CCH is auctioning a Kupjack room, with the online bidding to end Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2:15 p.m. CST.
Our new video “Join the Fight,” features Law Project client Jamilah Scott, State Rep. Greg Harris, youth leader Kaleyah Wesley, and other influential people that CCH partners with in our fight to end homelessness.
In her interview, Ms. Scott says, “Like any parent, I want my child to be able to go to school, and be 14, and be a kid. It is difficult that I am having to fight this hard for her to get a public school education.”
Special thanks to Shruti Sharma, long-time CCH friend and volunteer, who directed and edited the video.
Andrew Strmic took Advanced Placement Chemistry in high school, earning a top score of 5 on the national exam. That’s to be expected from a student who this fall started chemical engineering studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Executive Director Ed Shurna writes in remembrance of our late executive director, John “Juancho” Donahue.
Ed’s essay is the first of daily essays by staff, interns and volunteers who write about what inspires their work at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, as we mark National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. The event is organized by the National Coalition for the Homeless, on which Ed serves as board member.
As the U.S. enters a new era of healthcare for all, CCH is pleased to welcome attorney Graham Bowman, its first staff member to work full-time advocating for the healthcare rights of people experiencing homelessness.
Question: What do a lawyer, a truck driver, and a writer have in common?
Answer: They were guest bartenders for the latest installment of our popular fundraiser, Cheers For Change!
On Friday, Sept. 27 at The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave., an eclectic mix of 11 volunteer bartenders hosted their friends and friends of CCH for an evening of fun and fundraising.
There was no cover charge for the event, which started at 6 p.m. Instead, all “tips” collected by bartenders during the 4-hour party – whether given in-person that night, or virtually online – became tax-deductible donations to support our work.
Hope you could join us! We raised our glasses, raised our voices, and raised money for CCH and its vital work.