Chuhak & Tecson employees donate shoes, pack food for people in need

February 29, 2012

About 75 Chuhak & Tecson employees volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on February 22. The project served as one of the firm’s "25 Ways to Give Back" during its Silver Anniversary year.

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. continued its “25 Ways to Give Back” celebration in February with two community service projects.

Event Partner: Soles4Souls

To kick off February’s community service initiatives, Chuhak & Tecson partnered with Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit organization that distributes shoes to people in need around the world. Collectively, Chuhak & Tecson employees donated 312 pairs of new and gently used shoes, with one individual bringing in 70 pairs he had collected himself.

Property manager Tishman Speyer placed a collection box in Leather Care Shoe Repair on the lower level of 30 S. Wacker Drive, where Chuhak & Tecson is located.  Mercury Shipping, one of the firm’s vendors, generously donated the cost of mailing the shoes to Soles4Souls. This ripple effect supports Chuhak & Tecson’s 25th anniversary mission to inspire others to make 2012 a year of service.

To date, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 16 million pairs of shoes to people worldwide. Discover how you can help make a difference at

Event Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Chuhak & Tecson had a soft close of its office the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22 so firm employees could volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. About 75 employees boarded buses and spent the day packing food at the Food Depository’s facility located on the South Side of Chicago.

Upon arrival at the Food Depository, Chuhak & Tecson employees were divided into two groups. One group sorted and boxed 13,500 pounds of summer sausage into 540 cases, and the other group sorted 5,775 pounds of pasta into 3,210 individual bags. The food will be distributed to food pantries across Chicago.

Volunteers comprise 90 percent of the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s workforce. The organization distributes food to 678,000 people in Chicagoland every year through a network of 650 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. In addition to feeding the hungry, the Food Depository conducts training programs aimed at helping individuals and families break their cycles of poverty. Learn more about the Greater Chicago Food Depository at

In celebration of its silver anniversary, Chuhak & Tecson employees are participating in 25 service projects assisting those in need. Projects include everything from serving meals to the homeless to making blankets for soldiers stationed overseas. Visit 25 Ways We’re Giving Back for ongoing updates.