Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

How to prepare for the nonprofit zombie apocalypse (Or, tackling the Overhead Myth with transparency and impact)

Posted by Amber Martin on Sep 25, 2017 2:44:03 PM

For several years, the three big nonprofit watchdogs have challenged donors and nonprofits alike to step up to the task of changing views on nonprofit overhead costs. Two years ago, we at H.O.M.E. accepted the challenge of joining the nonprofit community in addressing the Overhead Myth.

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Topics: community, philanthropy

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

Happy Holidays from our H.O.M.E. to Yours!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Dec 26, 2016 9:15:00 AM

With the year winding down it's been a busy holiday season here at H.O.M.E. We recently got this note from a client that brightened up our day! 
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Topics: community, senior living, philanthropy

Five ways to give back this holiday season

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 5, 2016 12:04:00 PM


"For it is in giving that we receive" - St. Francis of Assisi 

For many people, the holiday season is a time to give back to the community in ways big and small. It's often seen as a time of reflection, giving thanks, and spreading cheer to loved ones as well as to those who are in need of comfort and joy.

If you want to give your time or resources during this season of giving, you may be wondering where to start. Here are five ways to give back this holiday season:

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Topics: philanthropy

H.O.M.E. has joined #ILGive! Will you give on Giving Tuesday?

Posted by Amber Martin on Oct 31, 2016 11:45:53 AM

Many of us at H.O.M.E. have been cheering on the Cubs in the World Series. And since we have caught Cubs fever, H.O.M.E. has a Cubs-inspired challenge for you for Giving Tuesday.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy

H.O.M.E. receives a grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM

In March, H.O.M.E. was awarded a grant by the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation.

Earlier this summer our Executive Director, Bruce Otto, met John Whaley, his longtime friend, in Minneapolis who presented him with the check. John is a MDRT member who endorsed H.O.M.E. for the honor.

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Topics: philanthropy

Celebrating Sweet H.O.M.E. Chicago

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 2, 2016 4:16:52 PM

On Thursday, April 28th nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E. at our Annual Celebration Dinner!

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Topics: community, philanthropy, Annual Celebration Dinner

Field of Aging Blooms at the 2016 American Society on Aging Conference

Posted by Kate Krajci on Apr 18, 2016 10:30:41 AM

The American Society on Aging (ASA)  is one of the nation's leading organizations for professionals in the field of aging.  Every year, ASA hosts its annual Aging in America (AiA) conference, bringing together everyone from policy makers to front line workers to share their expertise and learn current and future trends in the field.  This year roughly 3,000 professionals converged on sunny Washington, DC and I like to think our energy helped the cherry blossoms hit their peak bloom that week in March.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, food security, philanthropy, aging in community

Our Annual Celebration Dinner is Right Around the Corner!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Apr 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Its that time of year again - time for H.O.M.E.’s Annual Celebration dinner!  This year our theme is "Sweet H.O.M.E. Chicago". 

Last year nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E. Together, as a community of H.O.M.E. supporters, we were able to raise over $80,000 to help seniors in Chicago maintain their independence.

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Topics: philanthropy, Annual Celebration Dinner

Be More Philanthropic: 9 Ways to Give Back in 2016

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Dec 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

'Tis the season for New Years Resolutions. One common resolution I hear among my family and friends is that they are looking to give back and be more charitable. Fortunately, unlike many other resolutions, that is a pretty easy resolution to stick to and accomplish.

Are you looking for opportunities to give back and helping seniors in Chicago ? Look no further! 

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Topics: volunteer, community, philanthropy