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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
May 24, 2011

I have served on the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board for the past couple of years. The Associate Board works to raise money for CCH and supports CCH as a source of volunteers for larger events. The most impressive aspect of my experience with CCH is the dedication of its staff and volunteers to the organization and their continued willingness to give up their time and effort to fight for the cause. In a way any supporter of CCH has it easy since fighting homelessness is not a controversial stance but like everything in life there is another side to the equation. The other side of the equation is that the problem is so enormous that it can be overwhelming, especially when there are strong political and economic forces working against you. In my time working with CCH, the continued resolve in the face of adversity and the consistent results that are produced by this organization have been truly inspiring.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my experience hearing speaches from the CCH "Leaders," which include homeless and formerly homeless individuals who speak out in support of CCH and on behalf of ending homelessness and in my experience at volunteer events seeing the dedication of staff and volunteers and the difference this organization has made in the two years I've been affiliated with it.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more participation in efforts like the Sweet Home Chicago Coalition that fought for the use of TIF funds for affordable housing and saw success in getting a new city ordinance passed in Chicago that provides a real opportunity for new affordable housing in the city.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteered at Hopefest (annual benefit concert), helped to organize several fundraising events and met monthly with the Associate Board.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
December 18, 2009

I work with the Coalition as part of the Associate Board. I never fail to be impressed and amazed with all the different things the coalition does and how dedicated everyone is to the cause. CCH doesn't take government funding and channels every penny that comes in towards fighting for an end to homelessness.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting the chance to interact with the volunteers who are formerly homeless and now spend their time not only helping in the fight to end homelessness but also inspiring anyone who works with them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Member of the Associate Board.