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Care for Real

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Mission: Care for Real has been serving the Greater Edgewater and surrounding North Side communities for over 40 years. Our mission is to provide free programs and services to our neighbors in need, including on-site food distribution five times a week; deliveries to the homebound; a clothing closet; a pet pantry; case management referrals and an Employment Resource Center to help our clients self stabilize and get back on their feet.

Upcoming Events:

  • Chefs Care for Real — Care for Real has partnered with some of the very best Chicago restaurants to bring you “Chefs Care for Real.” Every month, a restaurant hosts a special event. Proceeds from the fundraisers benefit the organization. Each partner features menus highlighting delicious cuisine (many items locally sourced)! Next event will take place as a week-long series October 26 – November 1 at Uncommon Ground at 1407 W. Devon Ave. followed by a special evening November 13 at Pasteur, 5525 N. Broadway St.
  • Annual Appeal — Care for Real relies heavily on the support of our donors to which we make an annual fundraising appeal during the Holidays. Our donors generous support for this campaign enables us to continue to serve the Edgewater community as we have for the past 44 years.
  • Care for Real Upcoming Event — Each year the Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA) holds an Interfaith Thanksgiving Observance which is also a benefit for Care for Real. This year the service will be held Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Ita’s, 1220 W. Catalpa Ave. in Chicago.
  • Edge Walk to End Hunger — September is Hunger Action Month when a nationwide network of food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities. It is our opportunity to create a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in the Greater Edgewater community. In September 2015, we will once again join family, neighbors and friends as we walk together to prevent hunger in our community by participating in Care for Real’s Annual EdgeWalk to End Hunger.
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    Executive Director: Lyle Allen. Email: lyle@careforreal.org

    Contact: 5339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, 60640. Phone: 773.769.6182. Email: office@careforreal.org. Website: www.careforreal.org, Director of Operations, Dzana Huseni, dh@careforreal.org

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