Chuhak & Tecson collects clothing, school supplies and food for July service events

August 14, 2012

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. employees donated clothing, school supplies, and food in separate collection events held throughout the month of July.

Event Partner: Brown Elephant Resale Shop

From June 25 to July 3, the firm collected 15 boxes of clothing and accessories for the Brown Elephant Resale Shops for men, women and children. The Brown Elephant is the official resale shop of the Howard Brown Health Center, which is one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care organizations.

The resale stores, located in Oak Park and Chicago serve over 220,000 people and sell over 740,000 items annually. The stores help fund over 50 percent of underinsured or uninsured individuals that come to the Howard Brown Health Center seeking services. 

Event Partner: Volunteers of America of Illinois – Operation Backpack

Between July 2 and July 24, Chuhak & Tecson employees brought in new school supplies and backpacks for Operation Backpack. Over 60 backpacks full of school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks and calculators were donated to Volunteers of America of Illinois. The items will be given to children in foster care throughout Chicagoland.

Part of the mission of 25 Ways to Give Back is to encourage others throughout the Chicago area to give back as well. Garvey’s Office Products took this mission to heart and participated in Operation Backpack, donating eight boxes of supplies, including 25 packs of markers, 25 dozens of ballpoint pens, 25 boxes of crayons, 25 notebooks and 25 three-ring binders.

Volunteers of America is a not for profit focused on empowering people of all ages and backgrounds, while providing community-based human service programs for over 114 years. For more information on Volunteers of America of Illinois, visit

Event Partner: Lakeview Pantry

From July 23 to July 31, Chuhak & Tecson collected non-perishable food items for Lakeview Pantry. The collection resulted in 182 canned goods, boxes of pasta and snacks donated by employees. The food will go to families and individuals that come to Lakeview Pantry seeking nourishment.

Lakeview Pantry was founded in 1970 and serves over 2,600 people per month. Not only do they provide food to the hungry, they also provide clothing to those in need, and help clients manage and discuss issues that cause food insecurity, such as unemployment and housing instability. For more on Lakeview Pantry, visit