Ever since Cornerstone Community Outreach opened its doors over three decades ago, we have always sought to be a light in the Uptown neighborhood showing care and respect to those that are in need, whether that be a place to stay, a warm cup of coffee, or fare for public transportation to go to doctor appointments, housing appointments or important meetings.
Community engagement comes in all forms. It can start with a smile, supplies for the midwestern seasons, and a willingness to be around people that are not similar to you. Community involvement in the past has come in the form of fundraising for the needs of Cornerstone through running races, getting groups of people to build playgrounds for the children residing at our shelter.
Through the efforts of Wilson Abbey and Everybody’s Coffee, an Advent Calendar was created based on the annual window art that graces their buildings. All of the proceeds of the Advent Calendar will be supporting Cornerstone. Due to the support of Chicago’s largest Advent Calendar, a client in the single women’s program was able to receive much-needed medication that medical insurance wasn’t able to be cover. It is so encouraging to know that a purchase of a product that brings joy to others is also giving someone the opportunity to be healthy, happier, and in a more stable situation.
We know there are more stories to come in this upcoming holiday season.
- Tressa Davis, Staff Contributor
Click here to purchase this beautiful box set. You will be redirected to the Everybody’s Coffee website where you can make a secure purchase. Consider making a purchase that will truly have meaning for yourself, your friends and family, and those sheltered at Cornerstone.