Urbane Home has maintained a steady presence in the Chicago philanthropy scene. There are hundreds of organizations working to improve the lives of Chicagoans all over the city. Here are a few that Urbane Home has had the pleasure to work with, as well as a few others:
Urbane Home was initially introduced to the organization by one of its clients, who is actively involved in the organization. Since then, Urbane Home uses them consistently for their construction projects for construction site clean-up via Cara’s Cleanslate division. Urbane Home also engages them in the neighborhoods in which they build to do weekly clean-ups on the street to keep the neighborhood beautiful and clean year-round.
In 2017, Urbane Home donated over $30K in donations and services to the organization, and have attended Cara Gala for the last two years since being introduced to the charity. Ever since this initial introduction, Urbane Home has been an active proponent of their mission.
Another organization Urbane Home has partnered with is Homes of Hope. Though they are still in the early stages of fundraising, thus far Urbane Home has raised about $500 which will be provided to the charity.
Homes of Hope particularly appeals to Urbane Home because of its capacity to help both now and in the future. As a company that specializes in customized homes, it is a perfect fit for the charity which organizes groups of people to go to one of several locations and over the course of three days to build a shelter for the needy.
Although Urbane Home has not had personal experience with Sarah’s Circle, the charity organization has been a staple in Chicago’s Uptown Community since 1979. They specifically serve women who are homeless or are in need of a safe space, and through the years, they’ve helped thousands.
Currently, Sarah’s Circle is able to support 50 women in their housing program, as well as offer a Daytime Support Center open to any woman, and permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless women with disabilities.
WINGS is a nonprofit organization that aids those who have experienced domestic violence in any capacity. Though the charity began as a non-profit housing agency, it has since evolved into emergency safe sheltering and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. They are also glad to offer basic needs for families in crisis, like food and clothing, and are continually expanding to accommodate as many specific needs of these families as possible.