December 18, 2017

This month, the HSAwareness team joined forces with the firm’s long-time partner, Chicago Commons, to bring holiday gifts to ten local families-in-need. Families were selected from four of Chicago Commons’ local family centers and asked to supply names, ages, clothing sizes, and toy requests for each child; the specificity ensures children awaken to items on […]

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May 5, 2017

For the third year in a row, a team of volunteers from HSAwareness traveled to Chicago Commons’ Paulo Freire Family Center yesterday in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighorhood to help spruce up the facility’s playground ahead of the new school year. HSA’s team worked all afternoon to spread new mulch and woodchips, plant flowers, […]

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March 6, 2017

For the sixth year in a row, HSAwareness sponsored a food drive over the holidays to help provide meals for local families throughout the Chicago area. Canned goods and other shelf-stable foods were collected and donated to the Greather Chicago Food Depository to help support its mission to fight food insecurity in our community. Last week, […]

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February 7, 2017

Friday, in honor of National Wear Red Day the HSAwareness team encouraged employees to wear red and help spread awareness on the risk of heart attack and stroke. For every participating team member, HSA pledged to donate $25 to the American Heart Association, motivating company-wide support. Friday morning, the corporate Chicago office flooded with red, […]

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December 15, 2016

This month, the HSAwareness team worked with HSA’s community outreach partner, Chicago Commons, to fulfill the holiday wish lists of ten local families-in-need. Selected families were asked to supply names, ages, and clothing sizes for each family member, as well as toy requests for each child. Once the wish lists were received, a team of […]

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October 10, 2016

For the month of September, the HSAwareness team worked to support literacy in Chicago Public Schools by collecting children’s books for the library of Gillespie Technology Magnet School in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. The HSAwareness team, led by HSA SVP Josephine Thomas-Hoytt, collected lightly-used or new books, as well as monetary donations for purchasing […]

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July 5, 2016

Last week, and for the third consecutive year, HSAwareness volunteers returned to Chicago Commons’ Paulo Freire Family Center (PFC) in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood to help freshen the playground for the upcoming school year. Every year, the playground sustains a harsh Chicago winter after months of heavy use by the children of PFC, […]

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June 29, 2016

Last week, HSA Commercial was named 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year by Chicago Commons, HSA’s long-term social outreach partner and a leading provider of early childhood education and senior care services in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Bob Smietana, HSA Commercial’s CEO and long-time governing board member at Chicago Commons, accepted the award on behalf of […]

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June 23, 2016

Last week, HSA Commercial’s social outreach arm, HSAwareness, assembled and handed off 24 backpacks filled with school supplies to the firm’s longtime partner, Chicago Commons, for the students at Paulo Freire Family Center. HSA works with Chicago Common’s on a number of initiatives throughout the year to benefit the center, which provides child care and […]

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December 10, 2015

This month, the HSAwareness team joined forces with the firm’s long-time partner, Chicago Commons, to prepare and deliver gifts for local low-income families, just in time for the holidays. A team of volunteers led by HSA senior vice president, Josephine Thomas-Hoytt, allowed participants to either sponsor a family by purchasing gifts independently or provide a […]

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