I am a volunteer at Care for Friends. At Care for Friends we want to provide Chicago's homeless with more than a handout. We want to give them hope for a lasting change in their lives.
That's why we have focused on gathering a community - of homeless folks, volunteers, and partners - who come together for a regular meal that has no sign-in requirements or other "asks" of our members. Clothes are distributed, doctors visits happen, and relationships are built - including with new friends who can now be trusted to help improve the lives of our homeless.
In past years I have been part of the group that makes and serves meals for up to 50 'clients' at a luncheon. In COVID times, the limit is for 18 clients to be in the room at one time. This annual fundraiser is normally a "Sleepout for Homelessness" but due to COVID the plans have changed. Please help support this great group.