Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago and the firm’s philanthropic arm, the Kindness Foundation, are giving $40,000 to local food pantries in place of their annual companywide holiday party this month.
Each of the 19 participating offices chose a 501(c)(3) organization from their local community to support. The pantries include: Northern Illinois Food Bank, Lakeview Pantry, Beyond Hunger, Interfaith Action of Evanston, Beacon Place, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Maine Township Food Pantry, Schaumburg Township Food Pantry, Northfield Township Food Pantry, West Deerfield Township Food Pantry, New Trier Township Food Pantry, Catholic Charities — Casa Catalina, Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, People’s Resource Center, Downers Grove FISH, Loaves & Fishes, Neighbor By Neighbor, The Pax Center, St. Mary’s of the Lake, and Westchester Food Pantry.
CEO Diane Glass said, “Our tradition is to bring our entire company together for a holiday celebration and that isn’t possible this year. At the same time, there is more need in our communities than ever. We felt that we could show our agents and staff how much we care by doing something for our neighbors.”
“It was very important to us to make a difference locally, so our offices chose food pantries to support,” said Mark Pasquesi, president. “From Chicago and the north and west suburbs, to the lake shore communities in Indiana and Michigan, we wanted to help families put food on their tables this holiday season.”
Joe Stacy, senior vice president, general sales manager and Kindness Foundation chairman, added, “By making this impactful donation to our local food pantries, we are being safe and living the mission of our Kindness Foundation which is to support meaningful local initiatives that improve the communities we serve and enhance the quality of life for our fellow citizens.”
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