Our silent auction proceeds will go to Sarah’s Circle, a nonprofit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago’s Uptown community, Sarah’s Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979.
Across its programs, they strive to welcome all women with safety, respect, and community; support women’s growth in all aspects of wellness; and help each woman find her home. They provide a full continuum of services, including housing, life necessities, and supportive services, to help them permanently end their homeless.
We encourage you to learn more about Sarah’s Circle at sarahs-circle.org.
Chicago HOPES for Kids is the only organization in Chicago providing direct academic support to children living in homeless shelters. Their after school programs consist of three main components: homework help, literacy support, and educational enrichment. Their overall goal is to help break intergenerational cycles of poverty by equipping children to succeed in school, despite the challenges of homelessness.
Since 2006, HOPES has grown to support children in nine shelters, affecting over 700 families a year. We encourage you to learn more about Chicago HOPES for Kids at chicagohopesforkids.org.