Kudos to ReaderLink and its employees for generous support

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is thrilled to be the recipient of a generous donation of $11,148 from ReaderLink, a wholesale book distributor headquartered in Oak Brook.

“This contribution from ReaderLink was a most welcome surprise,” said Michael Nameche, director of development. “We are inspired by the collective generosity of ReaderLink’s employees and support of our mission to prevent and end homelessness. On behalf of all the men, women, and children we serve, thank you for your support of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.”

The donation was made through ReaderLink Cares, a community engagement initiative launched in December. The initiative allows ReaderLink employees to determine where corporate philanthropic dollars are donated by voting for the organizations that are most important to them.

In addition, staffers have the opportunity to give back further through an employee giving campaign for chosen charities. As part of the 2018 year-end campaign, CCH received a $10,000 corporate gift, plus an additional $1,148 gift donated directly by employees.

“ReaderLink is deeply committed to the alleviation of extreme poverty,” said ReaderLink President and CEO, Dennis Abboud. “We are proud to partner with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to improve awareness and access for affected persons within our community.”

Through a combination of corporate and employee giving, ReaderLink recently donated over $140,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations across six regions where it has offices and distribution centers. CCH was one of three Chicago area non-profits to receive support through this campaign. ReaderLink employs about 300 full-time employees at its Oak Brook and Romeoville locations.

To preserve our independent voice, CCH does not accept government funding. Our work to prevent and end homelessness is only possible thanks to generous support from individuals, foundations, and businesses. We are grateful to partner with those who share our commitment to housing as human right in a just society.

– Erin Sindewald, Media