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GMC-PCMA has selected Inspiration Corporation as its charity organization to support for 2016-2017. Look here for upcoming events and details on how you can get involved.

March 24th & July 21st
The Community Service Committee will be hosting themed dinner events at Inspiration Cafe. We will be preparing and serving a high-quality, healthy, and nutritious meal to homeless Chicagoans in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. While food is the key element of this program, opportunities to connect with others and strengthen social support networks are equally important steps toward recovery and self-sufficiency.

May TBD
We will be partnering with Inspiration Corporation to assist in a mock interview day for recent graduates of their workforce development programs. More details will be provided as we set a date.

June 25th
Calling all walkers! GMC will be walking on behalf of Inspiration Corporation for the Annual Hunger Walk put on by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. It is free to participate and Inspiration Corporation will receive food pantry credits through the depository for every walker that they register, so this one directly benefits their participants. Plus, any fundraising goes directly to their programs!

Donations
Donation items of the following are greatly appreciated and help in all of the many services Inspiration Corporation provide:
  • Feminine Hygiene supplies
  • Toiletries (everything soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, deodorant)
  • Bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First apartment starter kits (broom, dustpan, mop, cleaning solutions, dish rack, sponges, dish soap, trash bags, trash cans, everything you needed for your first apartment)
  • Paper supplies (toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Gift cards to big box stores and grocery stores (Target and Jewel)
Please bring any item you wish to donate to the donation collection table which will be set up at all of the quarterly GMC meetings during registration! If you pledge to bring in four or more items to any of the quarterly meetings you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

To donate an item, share your ideas, or ask about participation in future events, contact Anne Lilly or Andrea Carlson.

About Inspiration Corporation
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.

Click here for a video about Inspiration Corporation!

Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities with Inspiration Corporation and information on how you can support the charity.

Greater Midwest Chapter