Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Helping H.O.M.E. is a Family Affair

Posted by Catherine Daniels on Apr 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

H.O.M.E. is a special place for our family, and is so for reasons both unique and universal. In my 20s I was looking for somewhere to donate all my furniture when I moved. I don’t remember how I found H.O.M.E., but all of it went to the residents. Although I have given nominal and increasing amounts every year since then, I really knew little about H.O.M.E. until I finally visited.

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Topics: volunteer, intergenerational housing, food security, philanthropy, impact, senior isolation, Nathalie Salmon House

Impact: You helped the Hatchetts and Larry Solomon find homes they love

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 25, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Your support ensures residents in our independent living apartments get homes that come with all the amenities. 

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Topics: senior living, intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: Your support keeps Carole Ogden shopping and self-reliant

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 18, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Sometimes a little support is all it takes to keep our seniors self reliant.  For Carol Ogden, 81, that support is the H.O.M.E. shopping bus.

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Topics: shopping bus, impact, ILgive

Impact: your support keeps the Rowe home as warm as their 55-year marriage

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 8, 2019 2:17:59 PM

Over the years the Rowes have turned to H.O.M.E. several times for upkeep and repair including weatherization, painting and, just this fall, a new hot water heater.  Your support for that work means the inside of the Rowes’ house in the Rosemoor community on the South Side, where they live with their dog, Lucky, is just as warm as their marriage of 55 years.  

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: You helped DJ Larry “SirLES” Sullivan move to a new apartment

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 4, 2019 11:01:06 AM

Your support provided movers to someone who’s an expert on helping people move, himself. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, Moving Program, ILgive

How H.O.M.E. is a home-away-from-home for this intern

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Apr 29, 2019 10:48:00 AM

During these past few months, I have realized how easily a house, a physical building or a place of work, can become a home, a place with emotional attachment, where I feel like I belong.

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Topics: community, internships, impact, intergenerational relationships, affordable housing

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Volunteers bring hope to seniors

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 27, 2017 10:01:01 AM

"[I have an] increased knowledge that there are still good people in the world. People that came to my home were friendly and professional."

Each year, nearly 500 H.O.M.E. volunteers give seniors comfort and joy. You can give hope to seniors today.

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Topics: volunteer, community, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Velma shops with Ernest

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 20, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Our Shopping Bus helps seniors living in affordable senior buildings all throughout Chicago. Our bus driver Ernest is beloved by riders who he helps to get from their residence to grocery stores where they can shop for groceries, medication, and household items.

96-year-old Velma loves this program, and Ernest. She says, "I'm not too steady on my feet so one day I asked Ernest to help me [around the store] and he's helped me ever since."

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Topics: shopping bus, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Bernadette has a warm place to live

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM

“It was so hard on me. I’d lived in that house since I was 9-going-on-10.”

Bernadette recently moved from her family home where she’d lived since 1962. She said she couldn’t have done it without help.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, impact, Moving Program

Celebrating 35 Years of H.O.M.E.!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 2, 2017 2:34:19 PM

Last week nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E.'s 35th Anniversary at our Annual Celebration Dinner!

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Topics: community partners, philanthropy, impact, Annual Celebration Dinner