Operation ASHA: a tuberculosis-free world

So you may ask yourself, what does TB and Chicago´s philanthropy world have in common and how are they related? It is a good question to ask yourself since tuberculosis is a disease that has already been cured in the United States and in most 1st world countries. So, why does Chicago help out on this mission? Here is the answer.

The offices in Chicago Illinois are located at this address: P.O. Box A3883, Chicago, IL 60690-3883.  This office has the big job of recruiting people who want to help out with a problem that is not affecting them directly but it is affecting many other people around the world, especially in 3rd world countries such as India and Cambodia.

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But what exactly is TB and how does it affect a community in 3rd world countries, specially very poor third world countries? Let’s take a look.

DS-TB or Drug-Sensitive TB is a respiratory bacteria that in the initial stages is easy to cure within 8 to 10 months. When it is still in the first stages it is easy to cure and to treat, can be treated by community health workers and has minimal side effects. In order to diagnose TB properly, a  smear microscopy procedure is administered which is a technique that is very cheap and widely available but a lot of people don’t know about it and are ignorant on the matter. The thing is that if TB is not addressed in the first stages it will become a  Drug-Resistant TB, which is a whole different game that is expensive and very difficult to treat.  

In India for example, TB is becoming a serious social and economic problem with many labor workers suffering from this disease and being absent from work for long periods of time. The numbers are scary with almost  100,000 female patients who are left aside due to their condition and with 300,000 children in labor due to their parents suffering TB and because they have to take care of their parents and family. It is a vicious cycle where youngsters are starting to suffer from TB at early stages due to their hard work and not eating very well, just like their parents but in their teens or early 20s. all this information makes  TB  one of the biggest health problems in India.

So what is it that they do and how is Chicago related to this? Well, their mission is to give access to health services and high quality, affordable medication to communities that are in poverty conditions and simply do not have the means to go their treatments centers or hospitals. If people could go to hospitals and centers to get their medication, this problem wouldn’t exist, but, operation ASHA gives the last step of the process by taking the services to their doorsteps.  So, in summary, we can say that Operation ASHA works with 3rd world countries and in the poorest places in India and Cambodia.

In Chicago Illinois, the center is dedicated to acquiring drugs and volunteers to go out and help people in those aforementioned 3rd world countries. This makes ASHA Chicago one of the few charity institutions addressing this issue in India. People may think that it is a long shot and that India is very far, but the problem can come back stronger than ever to 1st world countries where TB was eradicated many years ago. So, the Chicago chapter makes the ASHA project a worldwide issue by including one of the most important countries in the world to eradicate this disease and prevent it from coming back to countries where the illness had be cured.

The story comes from the back of Rd. Shelly Batra and Sandeep Ahuja who founded Operation ASHA in 2006. Their first goal was to cure TB and then open a line to deliver medication and health services to the most underprivileged. Shortly after, the USA chapter was open in Chicago, making that center one of the most important places to receive donations and volunteers.

Since India was declared by the UN as the top priority for TB in the world, they are tackling India first. Then came Cambodia. The thing is that the UN also declared this disease as a global emergency in 2003  and in India the numbers have gone up to the point where the problem is now an epidemic issue.

As for today,  OpASHA covers 4,000 slums in nine Indian states and two provinces in Cambodia by giving them education and receiving donations and volunteers from the USA, specially from their chapter in Chicago who are extremely involved in the issue of preventing the problem from spreading worldwide.

Be sure to also read this post about Keshet: an institution that provides love and care to people with disabilities.

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Keshet: Life and Love for Those with Disabilities

When we think about the most pressing issues cities have to deal with, we wonder about poverty, starvation, illiteracy, and other situations that may negatively affect the environment and our local communities. Usually, we look for solutions to these problems and create NGO’s and nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing the necessary resources some people are lacking. However, just a few of us are able to identify the lack of resources available to help individuals with disabilities as a pressing issue.

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Statistics show that in the United States over 12 percent of the population has reported a disability. This means that more than 32 million people in the country are having a difficult time doing things that for most of us are simple and taken for granted. Also, 10 percent of the population in Illinois has reported having a disability, which means that at least 1,300 people need help and support to live a regular life.

These numbers are shocking and few people stop and look for solutions to help improve the life quality of individuals with reported disabilities. However, Yosef Meystel knows that in Chicago, there is an organization that has been working to serve individuals with disabilities. This organization is called Keshet and it is a nonprofit recognized as one of the most inspiring and innovative Jewish organizations in America.

What is Keshet?

The word Keshet means “rainbow” in Hebrew. This idea of protecting diversity and empowering people of all ages with reported disabilities is what makes Keshet the rainbow that most Chicagoans need to follow to find the pot full of gold.

Keshet is a nonprofit organization that serves over seventy zones in Chicago. It has an international approach and offers consultations from experts from all around the globe, moved by the idea of doing whatever necessary to help individuals with disabilities to reach their highest potential. This mission is what keeps the organization alive.

Both children and adults are served in the same way and the organization members do whatever is in their hands to allow them to overcome intellectual and physical challenges. This is how Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with special needs every year, touching the lives of many, including family members, supporters, peers and stakeholders around the world.

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How did it start?

Keshet was born 35 years ago. Since day one, students, residents, employees and campers with special need in more than seventy different zones in the Chicago area and the Midwest have been supported by the organization.

During these 35 years, the organization has trained more than 15,000 staff members to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Staff members are always willing to become better versions of themselves to develop successful programs of inclusion. Also, Keshet integrates nearly 100 local leaders from extremely different backgrounds to provide the necessary inspiration, funding, and direction to fulfill the nonprofit’s mission: doing whatever necessary to let individuals with special needs meet their highest potential.

Beliefs and Values

Keshet believes that anyone should have the opportunity to work, learn, have fun, and live in a way that enhances love, self-esteem, and self-respect. For this reason, members of Keshet are served as important members of their community and are encouraged to enjoy life alongside regular developing peers. This way, becoming an active part of the community represents a reward and promotes love and acceptance.

There are some values that have to guide the organization to become what it is today:

  1.    Every member of the community should be an active participant of its development, regardless its age or disability they all should have the same opportunities.
  2.    There are no specific criteria for program acceptance. Individuals with complicated needs are welcomed to the program.
  3.    No one should be turned away because of its inability to pay for Keshet services. The organization works restlessly to find donors, foundations, and partners to keep tuition fees at a low cost and offer scholarships.
  4.    Every member of the organization is invited to share its history of success, this way the organization aims to involve stakeholders in the life of the community led by the organization.

Keshet Programs

The organization aims to integrate students, employees, residents and campers to their community by carefully designing experiences and programs that are relevant and successful for participants and their peers.

There are many programs that include education, adult, camps, Sunday, recreation and residential programs. All of them work hard to bring people together, eliminating barriers of discrimination and teaching individuals to participate in the local community. Anyone who has the time and desires to work at Keshet is welcomed.

Programs are usually individualized and integrate several concepts and consultative services. They are available for individuals from kindergarten to adulthood and are meant to be shaped based on personal needs. The organization understands that we are all different and disabilities should be treated in a special way.

A Nonprofit Helping Families Solve Their Issues in Chicago

Big cities are great places to live in but they also have major issues to deal with. As one of the biggest cities in the United States, Chicago is not the exception to this statement. Statistics show that some Chicagoans are starving, others are victims of abuse or come from a broken family. Many nonprofits work to address some of the most pressing issues from different perspectives. Yosef Meystel knows that there is one nonprofit in particular that works helping families in need throughout the Chicago area and it is called Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS).

JCFS has been working for Chicagoans for over 160 years. It is a nonprofit organization committed to guiding families in the Chicago area that need help solving their crisis and pressing issues. All services provided by JCFS are based on Jewish values, which aim to strengthen the lives involved in local communities. Also, the organization is partner with some charitable foundations in Illinois such as the Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Center for Independent Futures

Regardless your background or religion JCFS wants everyone to know that they are not alone with their struggle and anguish. They can always count on the support of the JCFS’ highly skilled staff members, which are always willing to provide community members with advice, training, and solutions to care for children, teens, older adults and their families. This way, JCFS has given its support to over 26,000 people each year, having a positive impact on its community.

JCFS as an organization counts with a strategic plan that aims to have a positive impact in Chicago within the next three years. Over 1,000 stakeholders participated in the development of this plan, including clients, staff, board, donors, volunteers, and Chicago community members.

Who Can Be Helped by JCFS?

The answer is simple: anyone! JCFS is there for all Chicagoans who need support. No matter if you are dealing with autism, a cognitive problem, or even alcoholism, JCFS is always going to be there to offer support with advanced illnesses, special training, and education, counseling for individuals or families, among other initiatives.

It is a matter of engagement and reciprocity. JCFS only asks its members to engage with the programs and volunteer helping others, this way you can contribute to the growth of the organization and guarantee there is going to be there for you in case you need it. It is all about transformational change conducted by the same members of the community that understand its needs and care about solving them.

JCFS offers a wide variety of programs based on the diversity of its members. They can offer to counsel and care for abused and neglected youth, as well as therapy for adults and children who have dealt with traumatic experiences or difficult circumstances. Also, JCFS offers support services for people with disabilities and their caregivers or families, among other services such as general counseling, special education, grief counseling and special education.

The organization’s talented staff is prepared to help children and their families regardless their religion, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcomed to participate in inclusive activities and camps, support one another and engage with an organization that is always willing to help families in the Chicago area.

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Mission and Values

Jewish Child & Family Services aims to provide adults, children, and families with vital, results-driven, supportive, individualized and therapeutic services. No matter the background, each year the organizations is committed to helping individuals facing challenges with mental health, life transitions, basic human needs and any type of disability.

For this reason, the organization’s statement is to provide the necessary conditions to anyone in the community in order to make it stronger while helping it with its problems. This powerful statement is the one that impulses JCFS to become the best connection to get trusted and innovative care.

JCFS values are based on Jewish values and are oriented to care for life in a responsible way. The words Tikkun Olam refer to the idea of repairing the world and making it more perfect. This is one of the most important values for the organization, which aims to create a model society, responsible for the welfare of every human being. This means contributing to social justice, helping others heal and care for them.

The process of ensuring that the mental health needs of the community are addressed and that the organization is going to do everything that is at hand to do its best for its clients and members are also some of the core values of JCFS.   

The main mission is to always strive for excellence while supporting, protecting and nurturing families in Chicago. It is necessary to understand what families are going through in order to be able to help them. Always keeping in mind that communities are essential to living and for this reason, it is vital to keep them healthy and strengthen

 

Venture Partnerships in Chicago

Yosef Meystel is known for constantly addressing the trend of philanthropy, especially in the Chicago/Midwest area. 2017 Just started and with it, given today’s juncture, the need to spare no efforts in supporting people in need have definitely gone through the roof. Long gone are the times where a single individual was able to provide help and fulfill other people’s need single-handedly: times have changed and even though such philanthropists still exist —and even though their intentions are laudable—, there is indeed a much more efficient way to carry out philanthropic activities.

Such is the case of social venture partnerships: such groups are composed of philanthropically-minded individuals who strive to make a positive repercussion on the lives of those in their communities. In Chicago, for instance, there are several of these groups, and thanks to their philanthropic approach, innovative and scalable nonprofits organizations have received a significant help through assorted activities and volunteers: the whole idea behind such partnerships is to improve and enhance the living conditions of the different communities by putting into work their knowledge, their will, and, mostly, their ongoing support.

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Such model would not be possible if those people had not understood that today’s landscape presents different needs than the ones known philanthropists like Rockefeller had to endure; today, the best way to provide help and assistance is to empower entrepreneurs who are constantly seeking to provide innovative approaches to their work and can make a significant change in the lives of men, women, and children who are now facing the challenges of this era. By laying out multi-year, ongoing financial aid and commitment, venture partnerships strive to support organizations that, regardless of their size, have proven to be ready for escalation, thusly, increasing the odds of making a more sizeable impact.

These two scenarios are, then, trending and spanning over the philanthropy framework: the increasingly emergence of intermediaries that are responsible for raising money, the crescent fame of the model itself. Amongst the sheer array of venture partnerships that currently operate, there are indeed several that have been born and launched in high schools —which also serves a depiction of how people are now raising awareness of the struggles other individuals have to endure, to the point where even at schools, both students and teachers, focus on supporting ideas about success in college and engaging youngsters in social work.

Research has showed that over 45,000 youngsters between the ages of 15 and 25 are currently not in school —such metric actually exceeds by 5% the national average—; it is not a secret that the homicide rate in Chicago as been, meanwhile, rising, where half of all deaths of African American males between the ages of 15 to 25 are entailed. Given the nature of the city: where multiple races and cultures converge, the risk for these youngsters to suffer something pejorative is the focus of these venture partnerships; their mission is to invest and support innovative programs and scalable business ideas to widen the impact in such communities.

In reality, many positive things have been achieved: recently a group of non-profit organizations based in Chicago managed to amass around $4 million in grants from their funds as part of a massive donation. More than 150 different groups and organizations went on to apply for these donations, however, only three emerged as the most benefited, who later provided astonishing aid and support. An endeavor called Dovetail Project received around $1 million for its aid and support for young fathers. This people seek to provide help in regards to young father’s employment, GED completion and even wages.

These venture partnerships have also supported educational programs. Earlier the past year, a venture partnership gave a non-profit called Changing Voices around $1 million for an artistic program aimed at youngsters recently released from correctional centers and facilities. Nevertheless, such efforts are always done carefully; in fact, part of the money is also used to assess whether such endeavors effectively impact the participants in terms of adaptation and long-term employment. Philanthropy has shifted its approach compared to earlier connotations: today’s digital framework has demanded that people prepare themselves enough to face the challenges; education is more than ever a top priority, and venture partnerships have already noted that: thousands of dollars are now granted for aiding and supporting educational programs and students who struggle with their internships, workforce, college preparation, etc.

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It is important to note, that given the fact that these venture partnerships do not operate like traditional funds, further assessment is required in regards to their effectiveness, however, what is ahead seems to be promising: the initiatives will now focus on providing youngsters and communities with personalized teachings so that their odds of thriving in the digital —and highly competitive— era become, at least, attainable.

Advisors in philanthropy: client centred planning for companies and people.

We have been talking about many charity institutions, philanthropy strategies, philanthropists and philanthropy ideas that have helped the people in the Chicago area and that have gone over boundaries even to reach countries overseas.

Well, this time we are going to take a look at a network that is dedicated to promoting principles and practices that directly relate to philanthropic resources and how to use them and allocate them in the best way possible. Their name is Advisors in Philanthropy

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They are based in Illinois at 16 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 625 and since 2005, when they signed their own declaration of interdependence on that same year on the 4th of July, they have been helping charities and philanthropic ideas around the United States.

Let’s take a look at what they are all about and some of their committees that are the base of their work.

First of all, AiP is not part of any for-profit company nor is a part of any charitable agency or foundation. AiP knows that independence in this world is a very strong asset and the thing that allows them to reach as many charities as possible, no matter their focus or goal and that allows them to work and act as they please with the strategies they think are right in order to include members who are already independent themselves.  AiP is just a big group of client focused philanthropic professionals that are willing to help and give advice to donors and clients so they can correctly direct and allocate their philanthropic resources in the community and they can also connect their money to the real meaning of their charity work. AiP also focuses efforts on professional advisors so they can get inspired, educated and motivated to integrate philanthropy in their companies or daily life. Then, these guys and girls will inspire and empower their customers and networks to help the community that surrounds them.

Their vision and mission statements are very clear: their Vision is to be the first and most important advisor for philanthropic planning and for strategies within companies and for the individual that enhance and help the most in need communities. Since AiP is a forum where people that know about advisory in the philanthropic world get together, the idea is to inspire, teach and empower clients to effectively direct all their philanthropic efforts the way they should be directed.

Their mission statement is also very simple and it is to inspire and educate advisors that in turn will help clients and people plan their philanthropic approaches and make those approaches an integral part of their companies and corporate governance; also, to create and support a network of people that are related to philanthropy one way or another and to promote the highest ethical standards in philanthropic planning.

In order to complete their work, AiP is divided by committees. Committees are the best way for people and companies to get involved with the AIP programs and to get the most out of the AiP memberships. These committees allow people to meet other members, build relationships, show and promote talents, and learn new skills. They have 4 committees:

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  • Conference and  education committee:

This committee is in charge of planning the content and the logistics for the annual Conference On Philanthropy and monthly webinars. They have to set the conference themes and session topics; find and nominate the keynote and breakout speakers and all the needed speakers for the conference and the order in which they will appear.

  • Membership committee:

They are basically in charge of growing the organization through recruitment and retention of members in the network. They are responsible for contacting new members, welcoming people to the organization, designing and doing acceptance and exit interviews with each and every member, identifying potential people that could be part of the team and planning campaigns that will attract more people to AiP.

  • Member benefits committee:

This committee is the internal communication of AiP. They are responsible for understanding the needs of the members and how they can be rewarded or helped in order to make their job better and more productive. This committee creates surveys and does phone interviews in order to identify trends and topics that their members are talking about or that they need or could need in the future. Also, with the survey’s results, AIP can understand what members are expecting from AiP and recommend benefit strategies to the Board of Directors so they can give these benefits to their teams and networks.

  • Community committee:

The Community Committee is the one responsible for taking the message to everyone everywhere.  Their responsibilities include speaking at charity events, helping local chapters with their development, being a collaborative leader and designing strategic partnerships locally and nationwide.

Be sure to also read this post about Catholic Charities that are Working Hard For Those in Need

Catholic Charities: Working Hard For Those in Need

Among all charities in Chicago working for the well-being of the community, we can find Catholic Charities. Operating as a nonprofit organization guided by the word of the Christian God, this organization aims to help everyone who is in need. From children education to homelessness, Catholic Charities has the significant goal of providing shelter, food, resources and counseling to individuals who have lost hope or have no one to support them in the City of Chicago.

The organization serves every neighborhood in the Chicago area and its suburbs. With more than 150 programs this philanthropic entity operates in more than 164 locations throughout the wind city. Helping over 1 million people every year the Catholic Charities has the mission to assist everyone who needs it regardless its economic, ethnic or religious background. Empowering individuals of all groups to beware of their true potential to overcome adversity, grow and have a different and better life.

Related: One of the most important non-profit organization in Chicago.

Catholic charities serve individuals since the day they were born (even before) until the day they die. Offering a wide range of services that cover every stage of life, Catholic Charities has been there to ensure babies are being well-fed, moms are healthy, kids are going to school instead of becoming part of gangs, seniors are healthy and have a decent place to live and communities are working hard to stay away from violence, organized crime and poverty.

As a matter of fact, only 8% of what is donated to the Charity goes to the staff members and administrative expenses. 92% of every donation goes to support the charity’s programs. Even though the organization operates as the Archdiocese of Chicago social arm, the institution funds itself and is financially independent of it.

The Mission of doing the right thing

As Yosef Meystel has already said in this article, the charity’s mission is to help those who are in need in the wind city and its suburbs. Its main mission is to provide outstanding professional services with compassion and love. Helping individuals and their families become powerful and independent. The last thing that should be forgotten is that we are all equal and have the same right to live a meaningful and dignified life.

The values of the organization are based on those taught by the Catholic Church. These ideas include the belief in life as the most sacred gift ever given to humans. Also, it believes that all humans must live with dignity, responsibilities, and rights. Social structures as marriage and family are core to human existence and development, therefore they should be supported. Besides, the charity believes that we should all work to meet our neighbor’s needs since we are all responsible for the well-being of God’s creation.

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How did it all start?

In 1917 a group of Catholic businessmen decided to create a central Catholic Charity in Chicago with the help of the Cardinal Mundelein so they could serve some people who were struggling to meet their needs in some of the poorest communities in the area. The World War I had just ended and there were many issues with immigrant and epidemic that needed to be addressed in every community located in the wind city.

This is how in January of 1918, 200 board members were addressed by Cardinal Mundelein to create an agency dedicated to collect funds for serving the poor. After the organization was created it took over 12 months for 50,000 people to contribute to its cause and help to offer food, housing, nursing and education to those who were suffering.

During the multiple crisis and difficult moments that have taken place in the history of the United States, Catholic Charities has been there as a key partner in the city. Working hard to aid families who are struggling to survive and lack employment opportunities. The organization has helped people for decades so everyone can have access to education (public or private), has a decent meal in their plates and a neat place to sleep.

As other nonprofits, Catholic Charities has grown in time and has become one of the largest organizations in Chicago dedicated to fighting poverty and offering services for the orphans, seniors and even wildlife. Thanks to the implementation of different social programs and the support of donors and philanthropists the charity has been able to distribute resources in virtually every corner of the Chicago Area. Also, the organization has been successful in the task of providing emergency assistance, employment, training and counseling services to different communities.

It has been a long journey and there are still many actions that need to take place in order to improve Chicago’s different communities. However, Catholic Charities has proven along the years that as long as there are committed individuals to their communities, there is hope to build a better, equal and sustainable future for all.

One of the most important non-profit organization in Chicago

For more than two decades, Chicago Cares has been a great ally and support for multiple needed people in the Windy City. Since 1991, this non-profit organization has worked for the most underprivileged persons in this city, giving to them the chance to have better living opportunities for improving their quality of life. Currently, this association works with more than 500.000 volunteers offering multiple solutions to people with social and economic issues.

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Chicago Cares organization offers a lot of programs for needed people in the city, like education or food plans. Besides, they have training programs for volunteers, allowing them to know and learn the better way to work and help for the community in an appropriate manner.

Chicago is the home for a lot of people from multiple cultures, places, creeds and races, which means a great challenge for this organization, because it must comprehend and develop excellent strategies to keep people united and connected, reaching what they seek as organization; to give the best living conditions for the most needed in the city.

Job Opportunities

As it was mentioned above, Chicago Cares promotes multiple programs in different areas, but one of its most important initiatives is the job board. With this excellent idea, this organization finds the best job opportunities for those persons with working problems. In addition, this program gives training for these people to know how to deal with a job process, interviews, tests, etc.

On the other hand, Chicago Cares offers working opportunities for people who wants to be part of this organization team. The association not only functions with volunteers but also seeks for persons who want to be part of its staff to create new ideas and strategies for assisting and serving Chicago’s society.

Volunteers

As it was cited, the association works with more than 500.000 volunteers across all Chicago. They are the main asset for the organization, due to their labors and efforts. Moreover, they are who put in practice all the strategies and ideas proposed by the board of the institute.

The Chicago Cares volunteers not only have the duty to promote and implement all those tasks raised by the association but also have the great challenge to transform people through their service experience. In other words, volunteers are those who contagious and transmit all the good intentions to the community, converting all their issues in noble actions to strengthen the relation between them.

Another important purpose that volunteers have is to empower people. This could be maybe the most important goal for them because it is the way how they let community helps and be part of the institution. Put differently, empowering persons from the community is the best way to raise awareness about the social problems what Chicago’s society has and it is the mean to let them take the initiative for making great impact changes.

Currently, Chicago Cares activates more than 30.000 people per year for being a volunteer in the association, which makes it the non-profit organization with more mobilization in the city. Moreover, this organization is one of the best in all the Midwest for training their helpers, creating in them the correct approach and engagement for assisting social issues and solving needed people problems.

Related: Know one of the best allies for Jews in Chicago by Yosef Meystel

Leadership

On the other hand, the training approach that Chicago Cares offers to its volunteers is the possibility to strengthen and increase their leadership abilities. The program not only teaches them how to help community problems but also gives them the tools for empowering themselves and transmit the philosophy of social work to others.

With the leadership approach proposed by the organization, all those persons who are involved with the association, develop better skills to inspire other people to help Chicagoans and community. Besides, the great amount of persons working with Chicago Cares, creates an excellent networking group to interact and establish new relations with other individuals.

This program not only prepares volunteers to be leaders but also teaches them how to include and educate people from the Chicago city to be community leaders. This is an exceptional idea because through it there will be more leaders in the city to stimulate and develop multiple projects to support the Windy City. This strategy gives to all those persons who want to be part of it, the tools and means they need to be social heads.

Sponsors

Among the sponsors of Chicago Cares are great multinational companies like Kraft food, PepsiCo, Medline, Discover, and much more who gives to this organization not only the financial support but also another kind of contributions. Each of these cited donors gives more than $ 100,000 in donations per year.

Giant organizations like Motorola Mobility Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, CEB, Corona, the Zell Family Foundation, among others gives each to Chicago Cares more than $50.000 in contributions per year.

There are other sponsors like Accenture, Bank of America, All-State, Harley Davidson and others who also support the Chicago Cares social cause.