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Firm Giveback Programs

At Lakeshore Financial Group we are dedicated to making a difference within the community. The good we can do for others is just as important as the products we sell.

LSFG's 4th Annual Meals From The Heart at Ronald McDonald House

March 2020

19 LSFG volunteers (including 10 first timers) came together to provide a Meal From the Heart, at the Ronald McDonald House in Hines, IL, for families of patients at Loyola University Medical Center. We prepared a Greek inspired dinner with chick, beef skewers and gyros sandwiches! Thanks to all who participated.


Toy Drive For Lurie Children's Hospital

December 2019

We hosted a Toy & Gift Collection for Lurie Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Thank you to those who donated, helped pack, lifted boxes, loaded and unloaded. All helping hands was greatly appreciated. Because of your generosity, we were able to donate 195 toys and other gifts this year. These gifts will be used  year round at Lurie’s to help make hospital stays a little brighter for patients.


Sarah's Circle

August 2019

LSFG volunteers gathered at the Wacker Drive office to make sack lunches for homeless and in-need women at Sarah’s Circle. We’re proud to report that our
3rd Quarter Giveback Program resulted in 101 lunches being delivered.

Move for Kids 5k Walk

May 2019

In spite of cold, gray, damp weather, 37 LSFG associates and staff, family and friends gathered at Soldier Field on May 19, to Move for Kids. This was our 2nd Quarter Firm Giveback Event and we were proud to raise awareness and to raise funds for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, through this 5k walk.

Meals From the Heart

March 2019

On March 6, thirteen volunteers from Lakeshore Financial Group provided a summer barbeque themed meal - including burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausages, potatoes, pasta, and mac n' cheese - for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Hines, IL. Volunteers handled the meal from start to finish, including planning the menu, buying the groceries, cooking, serving, talking to families, and cleaning up.  

"Meals From the Heart" was our firm's first community giveback event of 2019. If you weren't able to participate, watch for future involvement opportunities in the coming months. 

Lurie Children's Hospital

December 2018

December is a time for giving. Thank YOU FOR GIVING to this year’s Lakeshore Financial Group Toy & Gift Collection for Lurie Children’s Hospital. Because of your generosity, we were able to donate over 70 toys and other gifts. These gifts will be used at Lurie’s year-round.

For example, children often have the chance to pick a gift after a particularly hard day or on a special occasion, such as finishing a round of treatment. Also, Skylight TV, Lurie’s closed-circuit television station, hosts weekly game shows where every child’s a winner and gets to select a small prize.

Sarah's Circle

November 2018

LSFG  associates donated a total of 18 coats and 2 bags of hats, scarves, and gloves during the month of November and delivered them to Sarah’s Circle. 

Sarah’s Circle is a non-profit organization that helps homeless or in-need women rebuild their lives. The shelter offers a safe space and accommodations for women who need an escape or who are homeless.

Thank you for your donations and for helping make the winter a little warmer for Chicagoans in need.

Sarah’s Circle

August 23, 2018

A large group of Lakeshore Financial Group volunteers gathered at the Wacker Drive office on August 23rd and prepared 115 sack lunches for residents and clients of Sarah’s Circle. The lunches were delivered later that day to the women’s shelter located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

Sarah’s Circle is a non-profit organization that helps homeless or in-need women rebuild their lives. The shelter offers a safe space and accommodations for women who need an escape or who are homeless.

Thanks to all of the LSFG staff and associates who participated in our 3rd Quarter Giveback Program!

Gibbons 5K Race Recap

June 21, 2018

As part of our 2018 Community Giveback Program, Lakeshore Financial Group had a team participate in the ABC7 Gibbons 5k Run and 3k Walk on Thursday, June 21st. We’d like to congratulate Martha Chaman, Gerry Knight and Pat Budz who persevered through the rain and completed the race. Due to the inclement weather, the remainder of our group cheered on the participants from the dry lands of Randolph Tavern.

This is the 24th Annual Gibbons 5k and 100% of all proceeds benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation in the fight to cure all blood cancers. Our firm was able to raise over $1,500 this year! Thank you to everyone that was able to support Team LSFG.

Lakeshore Financial Provides A Special Father’s Day Dinner

June 17,2018

As part of our ongoing Community Giveback Program, LSFG was able to make a difference for some very special fathers and their families on Sunday, June 17th. We arranged to have a yummy Portillo’s dinner catered in to the Ronald McDonald House, near the Loyola Medical Center, in honor of all the Dads staying at the house on Father’s Day.

Ronald McDonald Houses provide a supportive “home away from home” for families while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. The houses offer comfortable, private rooms where families can get a good night’s rest knowing their child is close by, and connect with others going through similar experiences.

LSFG Volunteers Serve A Meal From The Heart

March 8, 2018

On March 8th, twelve volunteers from Lakeshore Financial Group provided an Italian feast for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Hines, IL. Our volunteers planned the menu, bought the groceries, cooked, served, cleaned up and, most importantly, got to know the families staying at the house.

We had great conversations with the families and they seemed to enjoy the meal, most going back for seconds.


2017 Holiday Toy Drive

December 2017

Throughout the month of December, Lakeshore Financial collected toys for Lurie Children’s Hospital. We were able to donate over 70 gifts for patients at the hospital. Hopefully, we were able the make the season a little brighter for some very special children and their families.

Meals From the Heart

December 12, 2017

On December 12th, eleven volunteers from Lakeshore Financial Group hosted Taco Tuesday at the Ronald McDonald House in Hines, IL. These volunteers handled the meal from start to finish. The event started with donations to buy the groceries, shopping, prep-work, cooking, serving the meal, eating and getting to know the families staying at the house, and finally clean up. The house has 18 family-size bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 3 laundry rooms. They host families from all over the Midwest who have children being treated at Loyola and Shriners Children's Hospital. Volunteers met families from Southern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped serve this "Meal From the Heart."

Habitat for Humanity Build

October 4, 2017

On October 4th, eleven members of our firm rolled up their sleeves and helped to create a yard and lawn space at a home being built for a family in Aurora. Among the tasks completed were clearing the area of debris, leveling, and grating land to prep for sod installation. It was great to see everyone’s energy and willingness to give back to the community and to be able to enjoy the afternoon outside the office together. We also collected donations for the Habitat for Humanity Organization.

Jordan’s Corner

Held every Saturday afternoon

The Jordan’s Corner Mission is to positively affect special needs children through boxing and fitness classes that promote health and wellness, consistency through a set schedule of activities, following directions, adult and peer interaction and socialization, and positivity through affirmations and mantras. The creation of Jordan’s Corner was inspired by Jordan Falcon. Jordan was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age and has gained positive effects in his coordination, socialization with others, and overall well-being through both boxing and fitness. We thank Jordan and his family for the opportunity to create an organization to honor Jordan and help children.

Jordan’s Corner is structured as an Illinois Not for Profit Foundation, with 501c3 status.

Move for the Kids – Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 5K

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It was a beautiful day on Saturday, June 10th, as fifteen Lakeshore Financial Group associates, friends, and family members gathered on the Soldier Field Green to complete a 5K to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital. Some participants ran, some walked, and the youngest were pushed in strollers.  We were pleased to have this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young patients and their families at Lurie Children’s Hospital by raising funds and bringing attention to the hospital though our participation in Move for the Kids 2017.  Congratulations to all the participants!