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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!