Apartment Finding For A Cause: Common Threads

February 8, 2011 | By Aaron Galvin
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I have a passion for helping people.  That’s partly why I’m in real estate.  I love helping people find their new home.

This year, I had a new goal for Luxury Living Chicago.  As a small business owner, I wanted to give back to the Chicago community. A community that has given so much to me.

A charity close to my heart is Common Threads, a non-profit that educates low-income children about the importance of nutrition and physical well-being.  I’ve volunteered with the organization for the last five years helping out in the after-school programs and attending fund raising events.

But I wanted to do more. I wanted to combine my love for my business with my involvement in Common Threads.

For every apartment rented in 2011, Luxury Living Chicago will donate a portion to Common Threads with a goal to raise $15,000. That is the amount needed to sponsor a 10-week after school cooking session for local Chicago children.  The after school program teaches kids ages 8-12 basic kitchen skills, cooking techniques and the importance of fresh ingredients while preparing healthy ethnic cuisine.

To kick-off the program, Luxury Living Chicago hosted an event at Mercadito in River North.  We invited our clients, building partners and industry friends to encourage participation in our charitable efforts.

For more information on how we are giving back, to check our progress, or to donate, visit our charity page!

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