In November 2019, Peak Properties launched Peak Cares – a program to work with various charities throughout Chicago and give back where we can.
Most of the charities we have partnered with or will partner with are suggestions from our tenants!
Common Pantry Lakeview - we donated over 300lbs of food! See website for more donation/volunteer opportunities.
826chi - a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write – we purchased over 10% of their Amazon wishlist! See their website for more donation/volunteer opportunities! They are always looking for youth mentors! Or visit their store on Milwaukee for great books/games for kids of all ages! If you have a school aged kid that might need/want some after-school tutoring, a teacher that wants to teach writing a little differently, or interested in a writing workshop – check out their programs page to learn more and sign up!
Simply from the Heart – a non-profit that provides hospitalized patients complimentary bedside beauty services to help raise self-esteem and encourage well-being. Our generous donations provided over 3 boxes of lotion and 3 bags of beauty essentials!
Project Honeycomb - Honeycomb crafts fun, family-centered volunteer programs for 5,000 youth and families each year. They’re on a mission to engage, mobilize and inspire kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. – Peak is donating items for “Help Survivors Heal” - providing warmth and community support to survivors of domestic violence. Any tenants are welcome to volunteer for any Project Honeycomb project. In February Peak donated over 350 items!!!
Voa of Illinois - a national nonprofit organization providing local human service programs and the opportunity for individual and community involvement – Peak will be organizing items ahead of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month (diapers, bottles, wipes, hats gloves etc)… VOA also has lots of opportunities to give your time/skills if you are looking for a different way to give back! https://www.voaillinois.org/volunteer-opportunities
We donated 30+ winter items, 90 bottles and boxes of diapers and wipes!
Peak tenants and Employees raised $1,018 which an additional $509 was matched by Peak Properties!
Every dollar helps!
Peak tenants and Employees raised $1,258 which an additional $639 was matched by Peak Properties!
Here are a couple of volunteer opportunities:
American Heart Association - is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives – Peak is super excited to announce a Steps Challenge to raise money for American Heart! Please stay tuned to your emails for more information – or email [email protected] if you want to learn more! To help Peak reach their donation goal – please donate here.
We had over 150 participants, raised $4,800 and walked/ran over 36 Million Steps!!
Thanks to all that participated!
For July's charity, we are once again helping out Common Pantry - Lakeview. We have created a wishlist on Amazon for some of their most needed products. You can also volunteer your time by signing up at www.commonpantry.orf/volunteer/ .
In August we raised $1170 for MultiplyingGood, specifically the Student's in Action Department. You can still donate here Students in Action - Chicago
September we raised money for Chicago Cares, Peak matched 50% of all donations and $10 per volunteer hour! Total donation coming soon!
For October, we are kicking off our first Fitness Challenge benefitting the American Cancer Society. Check out the details on our Making Strides page!
In November we will be recruiting volunteers for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. For every volunteer, Peak will donate $10 to Little Brothers!
More charities to be announced!
If you have a cause that you are passionate about and you think Peak Properties can help, please email – [email protected]