WJW attends Harvest Celebration at Hope Manor

WJW staff recently visited Hope Manor Apartments to host a Harvest Celebration potluck dinner to socialize and check in about how the garden can continue to be used and enjoyed by residents into the following year. Organized by WJW Garden Club members Jane, Liezel, Jacquie, Maggie and Connor, the feast included a variety of homemade dishes brought to share. WJW is proud of our ongoing…

Michelle participates in NAMIWalks Chicago

On Saturday Sept 14, Michelle walked with Team Renaissance in NAMIWalks Chicago, which is an annual 5K walk along Lake Michigan that gathers advocates to raise awareness around mental health, fundraise for important mental health services, and end stigma. It was a beautiful afternoon walking along the lake with thousands of individuals supporting the crucial…

WJW Rides for the Kids!

WJW recently sponsored a Water Stop on ARCO/Murray’s annual Bike Ride for the Kids. The ride encourages young individuals to pursue education and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and specifically, the funds raised support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) Lego teams where students design, build,…

WJW Supports a Taste of Hope

Recently Maggie and Michelle attended a Taste of Hope in support of Renaissance Social Services, which was an intimate evening tasting wine at J9 Wine Bar in Chicago. WJW sponsored the event along with other Renaissance partners. The group learned about differences between Old World and New World wines with two outstanding sommeliers, along with great…

WJW Stands Up for the Homeless

Michelle, Maggie, and Connor attended Renaissance Social Services‘ “Stand Up for the Homeless” event earlier this summer. The comedy event featuring comedian Jared Logan was hosted by Renaissance’s Associate Board at the legendary Zanies Chicago comedy club. Maggie and Michelle serve on the Associate Board and were integral in the planning of the fundraiser. It…

Elizabeth and Michelle volunteer at The Kilpatrick Renaissance garden

Elizabeth and Michelle returned to The Kilpatrick Renaissance to volunteer with Renaissance Social Services and the Kilpatrick Garden Club for a Community Garden Beautification Day. They spent the day preparing the garden for senior residents and community members to later plant their desired fruits, veggies, and flowers, as well as helping some of the residents realize their garden plot…

WJW receives Hands on Partner award from Territory NFP

Several members of WJW and their guests recently attended the Build Territory event, an after-work gathering and fundraiser to support Territory’s urban design program for Chicago teens. In addition to co-sponsoring this event, WJW was also honored to receive a Hands on Partner award from Territory in recognition of our collaboration and involvement with this non-profit organization!…

WJW attends Happy Hour for Homes

A large contingent from WJW (Michelle, Maggie, Alexis, Liezel, Lauren, Jacquie, Kat, and Andrew) supported Renaissance Social Services at Happy Hour for Homes last Thursday. The happy hour event had a great turnout, and raised both dollars and awareness to help support Renaissance’s important work in the City of Chicago. The agency seeks to end homelessness in the…