Monthly Archives: December 2020

Sarah’s Circle’s 29th Annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes

Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes highlights the harsh reality of women’s homelessness during the deadly cold of Chicago’s winters. Your support can make the difference between a woman struggling to survive alone on the street and a woman who is safe and warm in her own bed.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on society, especially those most vulnerable. We are anticipating a greater demand for our services as evictions and lay-offs continue. Funds raised through Winter Walk are critical in meeting the demand of Sarah’s Circle’s services.

You can help by signing up to fundraise or by making a donation.

December 8th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Mike Zink at 6:00 p.m. Meeting was held over Zoom Conference Call.

Directors Roll Call

Board Present:

  • Mike Zink, President
  • Patrick Nagle, Vice President
  • Aileen Tien, Treasurer
  • Brian Murphy, Secretary
  • Megan Cullen-Grochowiak
  • Jean O’Neill
  • Kit Welch
  • Heather Way Kitzes
  • Tom Rothschild
  • Marty Wallace
  • Gregory Ratcligg
  • Terie Kata
  • Patrick Carlson
  • Call to order
  • 46th Ward Update
    • Seminary Shared Street Project-Survey
    • Best to do traffic study once building is complete on corner as well as when baseball is in season
  • 44th Ward Update
    • Christmas Tree pickup will be January 9 & 10
    • Be sure to get packages delivered at times when people are home, package theft is an increasing issue around the holidays
    • 3440 N Broadway development can be viewed on 44th.org, please comment to 44th office
  • Cubs Update
    1. No new news
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Currently around $31,000.00
    • Planning to distribute funds to charity
  • Crime Update
    • Be aware of package thefts
    • Car jackings still an issue, be vigilant
  • New Business/Old Business
    • Elli Song from Congressman Quigley’s Office-SSA/Medicare
      1. Please contact Congressman’s office with questions about Medicare
    • 2020 ELVN Donation Recipients
      1. Greely School $4500
      2. InterAmerican School $4500
      3. House of Good Shephard $3000
      4. Lake View Pantry $2500
      5. Police Steering Committee and Fire Department $2000
      6. Meal purchase for first responders $1000
    • 2020 ELVN Outstanding Neighbor of the Year Award
      1. Please submit applicants to ELVN
    • Next meeting is January 12, 2021 at 6:00 on Zoom
  • Adjournment/Closed Session

Get Covered IL Open Enrollment Town Hall

A virtual discussion on the Illinois Open Enrollment Period with Get Covered IL and Medicaid coverage with the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services. Hosted by IL State Rep. Yoni Pizer, Congressman Mike Quigley, Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, and Rep. Ann Williams.

Dec 8, 2020 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cubs Charities food and supply drive to benefit Lakeview Pantry

  • Date: November 19 – December 20
  • Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
  • Location: Cubs Store

Show your support during the season of giving by donating non-perishable food items to Lakeview Pantry. The Cubs and Cubs Charities will be collecting food and supplies for Lakeview Pantry now through Sunday, Dec. 20 with drop off at The Cubs Store, which is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Most-needed items include pasta, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, boxed cereal, oatmeal and canned tuna. Thank you for helping provide meals to those in need this holiday season!

  • Date: December 5
  • Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Location: Caretakers Way

Show your support during the season of giving by donating non-food items to Lakeview Pantry. The Cubs and Cubs Charities will be collecting food and supplies for Lakeview Pantry on Saturday, Dec. 5 with drop off at Caretakers Way, 1101 West Waveland Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Most-needed items include pasta, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, boxed cereal, oatmeal and canned tuna. Thank you for helping provide meals to those in need this holiday season!

LVECC Annual Giver’s Gift & Gift Card Extravaganza Sale

Giver’s Gift – Now through Dec. 20

The Lakeview East Giver’s Gift Promotion is back for the 24th year, with more businesses than ever before! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our office is taking the necessary precautions to carry on with the program, safely. We will be completely virtual this year, meaning – receipts will be emailed to us instead of brought into the office. More info→

Shopping Extravaganza & Treat Stroll

  • Support local merchants! Lakeview East makes it easy to shop this holiday season by offering a one day discount on local gift cards that are accepted at 200+ businesses.
  • Purchase gift cards from 12 – 3 p.m. on our website Saturday, December 5th for 25% off up to $500 worth of gift cards – that’s only $375 for a $500 gift card!
  • Annual Holiday Treat Stroll: Stop by local businesses and sample holiday treats from 12-4 PM on Saturday, December 5th. Purchase required to prevent crowding. Visit LakeviewEast.com for a map of participating businesses – coming soon!

Tree of Hope

  • As the holidays approach, we look for hope for the future and spread our love to our families, friends, and community. This year, the Lakeview East Community Partnership would like to spread the love for our community by displaying your personal messages of hope on our Tree of Hope. Your message of hope could be sent to a person, business, or the Lakeview East community.
  • For a $20 donation to the Lakeview East Community Partnership, your message will be displayed on an ornament on the Tree of Hope. Your donation helps support local nonprofits and brings programming to our community. Donate and write your message here.

December 8th, 2020 Agenda

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

ELVN will hold its next monthly meeting via Zoom on December 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

—Michael

  1. Call to order
  2. 46th Ward Update 1.Seminary Shared Street Project-Survey
  3. 44th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Crime Update
  7. New Business/Old Business
    1. Elli Song from Congressman Quigley’s Office-SSA/Medicare
    2. 2020 ELVN Donation Recipients
    3. 2020 ELVN Outstanding Neighbor of the Year Award
    4. Next meeting is January 12, 2021 at 6:00 on Zoom
  8. Adjournment/Closed Session