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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July 17, 2015

Last week, a group of HSAwareness volunteers returned to Chicago Commons’ Paulo Freire Family Center (PFC) in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood to help restore the nature playground for the children participating in the facility’s daycare and after school programs. Last year, team members assisted the 120-year-old organization by refinishing logs to be used […]

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March 16, 2015

In honor of Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, 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. Through monetary and book donations, HSA employees were […]

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November 25, 2014

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a team of volunteers led by HSA senior vice president Josephine Thomas-Hoytt, worked together with the firm’s long-time partner Chicago Commons to provide toys, winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to families-in-need. Participants—both inside and outside of the company—offered monetary contributions for HSAwareness volunteers to shop with, while others chose […]

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June 10, 2014

Last week, a group of volunteers from HSA Commercial traveled to Chicago Commons’ Paulo Freire Family Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood to help the 100-year-old non-profit organization in renovating an outdoor space that will be utilized for the facility’s daycare and after school programs. HSA’s Jeff Colon, Jason Klein, Craig Phillips, Brenton Schrader, Bob Smietana, Josephine Thomas-Hoytt, and Alina […]

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July 15, 2013

Last Wednesday, Josephine Thomas-Hoytt, an HSA Commercial senior vice president, led a team of volunteers who traveled to Chicago Commons’ senior center in the city’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood  to help the 100-year-old non-profit organization construct a new gardening area for the facility’s daily guests. The senior center at Chicago Commons provides adult day care and home care services […]

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January 16, 2013

For the second consecutive year, HSA partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository during the holiday season to help in the fight against hunger by launching a food drive at some of its managed facilities as well as online. After setting up collection stations at PrimeCare’s medical office buildings throughout the Chicagoland suburbs and at […]

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