January 13, 2020

Last week, the HSA PrimeCare Team worked together to prepare lunch for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Alongside the Ronald McDonald House chef, the team of six HSA PrimeCare volunteers prepared a Mexican-themed lunch complete with shrimp and beef tacos, homemade pico de gallo, black beans, Spanish […]

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December 9, 2019

The HSAwareness holiday tradition continues! Once again this year, our team loaded up the sleigh and helped deliver tons of toys, clothing, learning tools, and a little holiday cheer to local families at the Paulo Freire Family Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Every holiday season, our friends at Chicago Commons gather wishlists […]

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June 19, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, team members of HSAwareness filled and donated 24 brand new backpacks brimming with supplies for preschoolers at Chicago Commons Paulo Freire Family Center to prepare them for their first year of kindergarten. These students were given all of the essentials for a successful school year including folders, notebooks, crayons, […]

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December 18, 2018

This year, HSAwareness again partnered with Chicago Commons to help provide holiday gifts to local families-in-need. Chicago Commons identified 10 families within their community and worked with them to prepare a holiday wishlist for each family member including both essential winter clothing items as well as toys and games. Once the lists were made, the team […]

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October 15, 2018

As part of the organization’s fall book drive, HSAwareness donated 128 books to the library of Gillespie Technology Magnet Cluster School, a Chicago Public School located in the city’s West Chesterfield neighborhood. Throughout the month of September, HSA’s Josephine Thomas-Hoytt and Olivia Wirth helped collect or purchase new and gently-used, hardcover children’s books for kindergarten through 2nd […]

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June 29, 2018

This month, the HSAwareness Wisconsin team visited the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin to prepare lunches for local families staying in the organization’s facility in Milwaukee.  HSA’s Dion Watton and George Hunt participated in the Lunch-2-Go program, preparing sandwiches, salads, and other healthy meal options for the residents and their children. As Ronald McDonald […]

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May 7, 2018

Last week, a team of HSA volunteers led by Bob Smietana and Josephine Thomas-Hoytt rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty for Chicago Commons’ Paulo Freire Family Center in the south side Chicago neighborhood, Back of the Yards. HSA’s social outreach initiative HSAwareness has returned to the center every spring for the past […]

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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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