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Twenty-five ways we’re giving back

April 25, 2012

This year, Chuhak & Tecson is celebrating its silver anniversary by giving back to the Chicagoland community. In tribute to our clients and friends, we have launched a year-long service initiative benefitting 25 different organizations in need. Check back throughout the year for updates to our service project list!

25 Ways to Give Back 

Chicago Legal Clinic (January)

CLC provides community-based legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area. Learn more about the Chicago Legal Clinic.

Soles4Souls (February)

Soles4Souls collects new and gently used shoes and distributes them to people in need around the world. Discover how you can help make a difference at

Greater Chicago Food Depository (February)

Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes food to more than 675,000 people every year. Learn more about the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

JUF Uptown Café (March)

JUF Uptown Café provides hot meals to those in need  in a restaurant-style setting. Learn more about JUF Uptown Café.

The Glass Slipper Project (March)

The Glass Slipper Project provides prom dresses and accessories to local high school juniors and seniors in need. Learn more about The Glass Slipper Project.

Elim School (March)

Elim School provides educational, therapeutic, social, and vocational training for children with developmental disabilities. Learn more at

Volunteers of America of Illinois (April)

VOA Illinois provides affordable housing and supportive services for Chicago’s veterans. For more information, visit

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago (April)

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago provides humanitarian relief and serves more than eight million people across Chicagoland. Learn more at

Misericordia (April)

Misericordia provides housing and support services to more than 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Learn more about Misericordia.

My Brother’s Kitchen (May & June)

My Brother’s Kitchen is a family-run operation feeding the less fortunate. Contact them at:

Plymouth Place Retirement Community (June)

Located in La Grange, Plymouth Place has been caring for Chicagoland seniors since 1944. For more information, visit

Grace House (June)

Grace House provides interim housing, emotional support and professional counseling to women who are exiting the Illinois prison system. For more information, visit

The Brown Elephant (June)

The Brown Elephant is the offical resale shop of the Howard Brown Health Center, one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender healthcare organizations. All profits generated by purchases at Brown Elephant shops help fund services for the more than half of the center’s clients who are underinsured or uninsured.

Volunteers of America of Illinois — Operation Backpack (July)

VOA Illinois provides hundreds of Chicagoland students with backpacks filled with school supplies so they can start the year off right. For more information, visit

Lakeview Pantry (July)

Lakeview Pantry works to end hunger in the community by providing food to the needy and increasing the independence of its clients through educational programs. For more information, visit Lakeview Pantry.

Ronald McDonald House (August)

Ronald McDonald House provides free or low-cost housing to families whose children are seriously ill and must travel to receive top-notch medical treatment. For more information, visit Ronald McDonald House.

Bridge Communities (August)

Bridge Communities breaks the cycle of poverty for homeless families in the western suburbs by providing transitional housing and support services that benefit mostly moms and their kids. For more information, visit Bridge Communities.

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services — Race Judicata (September)

CVLS provides free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans every year. Discover how you can get involved at

PAWS Chicago (September)

Since 1997, PAWS Chicago has worked to reduce the number of animals euthanized in the city each year. The organization provides adoption services, a spay/neuter clinic and community outreach program, among others. Discover how you can get involved at

Soldiers’ Angels (October)

Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to military personnel stationed overseas, veterans and military families. Learn more about Soldiers’ Angels.

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (November)

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School takes 350 urban girls, grades 7-12, and prepares them with the resources they need to graduate high school, continue with post-secondary education and lead productive lives in the workforce. Learn more about Young Women’s Leadership Charter School.

Chicago Bar Association – Wills for Heroes (November)

Since 2001, Wills for Heroes program participants have prepared more than 6,000 estate planning documents for Chicagoland police officers, firefighters and first responders. Learn more about Wills for Heroes.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago (November)

UCP of Greater Chicago supports and advances the independence of people living with disabilities. 

American Red Cross (December)

More than 9,000 volunteers with the American Red Cross have distributed millions of food, clothing and relief items to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about the American Red Cross. 

Advocate Hospice (December)

A division of Advocate Health Care, Advocate Hospice helps patients with terminal illnesses manage their pain and live each day to the fullest. Learn more about Advocate Hospice.