TTN Women in the Community
Chicago Chapter donates $1700 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository(Posted May 10, 2021)
The Chicago Chapter of The Transition Network (TTN) donated $1,700 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in April, as a result of its membership renewal drive in which $25 of each renewal was earmarked to be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. More than 50% of the women renewed their membership, a testament to the enthusiasm of TTN members to support families in Chicago and a belief in the endurance of the organization despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kimberly Mulcahy, chair of the TTN Chicago Chapter said, “Part of TTN’s mission is to make an impact on the community and the Greater Chicago Food Depository serves many who have been hard hit by the pandemic. One in seven Cook County residents are food insecure and in some communities, that number is half of residents. Most are children, older adults, people with disabilities, veterans and the working poor. I knew that TTN Chicago members were generous and thoughtful, am I’m thrilled that more than 50% of members renewed early!”
Along with TTN member Kathy Bobin, Mulcahy delivered the check on April 16 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Kelsey Kyle, Food Access Supervisor, said, “We so appreciate this generous donation of $1700 from the TTN Chicago Chapter. This will enable us to provide 5,100 meals for families in Chicago!”
Beginning in March 2020, TTN Chicago offered more than 100 programs and events utilizing Zoom that reached members both in Chicago and across the country. They converted existing programs to Zoom and created dozens of new programs that are relevant for life in a pandemic. The intention was to help members not feel alone and confined. As Chicago is opening up, TTN Chicago is offering members new ways to connect through small, in-person group gatherings.
Material from www.thetransitionnetwork.org, 21:41:11 November 29, 2021.
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