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Bin Donated

Bin Donated combines the power of Environmental and Social responsibility. By partnering with a strategic network of hotels, residential buildings, office buildings, foundations and companies, we Recycle for Reuse designated items for Chicago nonprofits. We specialize in being an aggregator of in-kind donations for other Chicago area nonprofit organizations (NPOs), thereby increasing operational capacity, helping further their missions and as a result developing the Chicago area at-risk communities. Through our dedicated barrel network , we collect necessary items for NPO's such as hygiene products, coats, food, toys, books, school supplies, office supplies and pet supplies. In less than 2 years, Bin Donated has collected over 90,000 pounds of in-kind donations for over 60 Chicago area nonprofit partners.


Jamieson Education Family and Friends

Jamieson Education Family and Friends or JEFF is a tax-exempt, not for profit organization, founded in 2003 by parents and teachers, committed to promote and augment a well rounded education at Jamieson Elementary School. To that end, JEFF’s mission is to provide resources and foster community engagement to enhance the educational and enrichment goals of Jamieson. Our school is a widely diverse K- 8 neighborhood school where over 20 languages are spoken; and is a model of consistent educational excellence. JEFF takes pride in its distinct community and our past success in raising funds to support the school and surrounding neighborhood.


Claretian Associates

Since 1991, Claretian Associates has developed over 130 affordable houses and apartments in South Chicago, a community with a rich history and a strong future. Claretian Associates builds community within the culturally diverse neighborhood of South Chicago by working with community leaders, residents and organizations to provide affordable housing and related services for low-and-moderate income people, build resident-based leadership, and serve as a catalyst in creating innovative solutions to improve the quality of life.


The Academy for Global Citizenship

The Academy for Global Citizenship is a Chicago Public Charter School, located on the underserved Southwest side of Chicago. Our innovative and holistic approach to education aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates our future generations. We are producing a replicable model for learning in the 21st century, including the construction of a net-positive energy campus.




Andersonville Development Corporation

The Andersonville Development Corporation is committed to the responsible stewardship of the Andersonville community. We believe in building a sustainable community - socially, environmentally and economically.