BENEFITING: Cornerstone Community Outreach
ORGANIZER: Cornerstone Community Outreach
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
I am currently training to run a half marathon in Chicago while raising money for Cornerstone Community Outreach, an AMAZING homeless shelter in the north side of Chicago. My goal is to raise $600 but I would love to see more than that go to this wonderful ministry.
This is such a great opportunity for me because I was able to live with the employees and work in the shelter while interning during my undergrad. CCO has a very special place in my heart and really helped transform the way I see homeless.
I am impressed and moved at the genuine friendships the workers at CCO make with everyone. There is a real "come as you are" feeling at the shelter and a desire to empower people and give them hope. Their work does not stop at the shelter, as there is a dedication to help the homeless move in to permanent housing and be independent.
CCO serves all kinds of homeless people with lots of different stories who are looking for love, acceptance and care. There is a lot of laughing, a lot of praying and a lot of hard work. They are one of the most respected homeless shelters in Chicago and I am so thankful for this opportunity to run for them!
Thank you for donating!