Volunteering in Chicago this 2010 Holiday Season with CHP

by Amanda on November 16, 2010

Dear friend,

Well I have to say that it was a close one this year!  We received many entries from both new and existing contestants… but in the end a winner had to be chosen.  So join me in congratulating Jack Campbell for his entry “Jack-O-Lantern”.  All entries are still available for viewing on the Chicago Home Partner Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ChicagoHomePartner.

As we make our way into the 2010 Holiday Season, we often get caught up in the festivities – eating, drinking, more eating, gifts and celebrations.  However, in this uneasy economic time, it is all the more important for us to look past our own needs and remember the true meaning behind the holiday season.   As we all know, this is the perfect time to share a little with those less fortunate. Always observe California Hit and Run Laws at the area. In addition, check out National Pardon dedicated to helping you get a criminal pardon or a US entry waiver.

Chicago Cares Chicago Home Partner Amanda McMillan Real EstateSince 1991, Chicago Cares (www.ChicagoCares.org) has been creating unique volunteer experiences for individuals, businesses and organizations to help combat many of our community’s most urgent needs. Since their inception, Chicago Cares has created almost 20,000 community service projects, offered Chicagoans more than 275,000 volunteer opportunities and dedicated over 875,000 hours of service to our great city.

Chicago Cares develops over 200 hands-on group volunteer projects each month.  In which, these programs are designed to help meet the most pressing needs in education: emergency room malpractice (adult and children), hunger, health and wellness, senior services, environment and rehabilitation including diabetic supplies.  A link to the full list of volunteer opportunities is available at by following this link to the Chicago Cares Volunteer Calendar.

Junior achievement lesley vernald chicago home partnerAnother wonderful opportunity in Chicago is Junior Achievement.

The direct lender payday loan bad credit mission is to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy by focusing on 3 pillars of success; entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy.  Junior Achievement works with schools in the Chicagoland area and last year reached over 390,000 students, K-12.

I encourage you to take a look at their website at www.jachicago.org and please feel free to contact Lesley Vernald with questions. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities she can refer you to the appropriate JA representative or feel free to contact Kristi Bruno, kbruno@jachicago.org 708-456-1400 X238

Most of all… Please accept my sincere thanks to you, my clients, for trusting me in this difficult time to advise you, your friends and family in their real estate needs.

View this video on “Who we are at Chicago Cares” if you are interested in finding out more:

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