The best part of my job and my work on Zealous Good is the exposure to the amazing non-profit programs and organizations that exist in Chicago. During the pilot program alone, I’ve been exposed to quality folks that simply not only want to make their community (and the world, by extension) a better place, but are doing it.
You want an example? Oh, I’m so glad you asked. This week I’ll tell you about the non-profits participating in our pilot program. To start let’s talk about Chicago House.
Chicago House provides permanent housing and supportive services to men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS. The programs have grown to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medication adherence, and the Midwest’s first employment training and placement program specific to people with HIV.
Words can only do so much…check out this video that shares the story of the King family, a family that has grown so strong due to the amazing support of Chicago House. It gave me goose bumps.
And selfishly, my favorite thing about Chicago House is their social enterprise bakery, Sweet Miss Givings. The tasty baked treats are so delicious AND all profits go to help the formerly homeless and HIV/AIDS-affected men, women, and children of Chicago House. Feel good in your stomach and feel good in your heart (too cheesy?).
Stay tuned to learn a bit more about their in-kind donation needs and how you can help…
Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.