Join the Gray School community for Beautification Day on Saturday, October 7th from 8-3. Parents, children, and community members are welcome to help paint and garden around the school. Enjoy refreshments and time to meet your neighbors!
From Alderman John Arena:
As Hands to Help Ministries celebrate the holiday season and get ready for 2017, they want to take a moment thank all of you for partnering with them to support our neighbors on the brink of losing their homes and those who are experiencing homelessness. Hands to Help is a small grassroots organization run and supported by individuals and families like YOU who believe in supporting our neighbors and local community. With your hands and funds, Hands to Help helped one hundred neighbors stay in their homes and find housing this year.
Hands to Help Ministries serves neighbors like Al, who works full-time as a manager at a local coffee shop. Over the summer, while he was experiencing homelessness, he was referred to Hands to Help. Their Outreach Worker helped him create a budget and connected him with the Irving Park YMCA. In September, with a grant from their Client Assistance Fund, he moved off the street and into his own home.
Your financial support makes a huge impact on their work. Together, we identify neighbors before they are evicted and work with neighbors living on the street. Please take a moment to visit their website and consider our neighbors in need this holiday season. Thank you!