We’re coming together as a company to celebrate the relationships we’ve built with our clients, each other and our community. Some of these relationships are with charitable organizations that are making a big impact on the health and wellness of others. We could think of no better way to celebrate the season than to focus on what’s truly meaningful to patients and those who treat and care for them.
See their inspiring stories below.
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Portraits of compassion
Each of these Chicago-based charities does exceptional work in the community, and throughout the world. We are honored to partner with them and feature the good work that they are doing to support those in need.
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Providing celebrations for families in need of baby supplies
In 2014, George and Suheily Davis lost their daughter, Cadence, when Suheily was 8 ½ months pregnant. They decided to donate all of the gifts they’d received at baby showers to families who did not have the support and resources to afford items for their new babies. Today, their organization helps provide baby supplies for parents in need.
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Improving physical fitness and emotional well-being for participants
Chicago Run programs began in schools engaging students, families, teachers and school staff to affect the entire school health environment holistically and collaboratively. Today, those programs have expanded to serve early childhood through adolescence, encouraging a lifetime of healthy habits.
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Supporting grieving children and their families
Willow House is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families. Since 1998, it has been the 'go-to' program in the greater Chicago area, called upon to help young grieving families, school communities and others in crisis as they cope with death.
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Caring for cancer patients through relationship building
When he was 26 years old, Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with cancer. Today, he runs a cancer support network for patients and caregivers so no one fights cancer alone.
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In our daily work, we are committed to what is truly meaningful. This commitment also includes supporting good causes. In fact, many employees at closerlook are involved in philanthropic or charitable pursuits.
Below are stories that highlight some of our team members and the meaningful work they do outside the office.
Allie Keller, Project Manager
Allie spends two weeks of her summer in Georgia volunteering with Camp Sunshine. Along with other volunteer nurses and staff, Allie helps facilitate dance recitals, horseback rides and mess hall sing-alongs for campers.
Camp Sunshine provides retreats and programs year-round for children with life-threatening illnesses. The programs focus on recreation and relaxation in order to create memories of hope and joy. The programs are free of charge to families and include on-site medical and psychosocial support.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Andrew Schwarz, Senior Project Manager
Andrew and his wife’s family bake holiday cookies on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor. After ten hours of baking and (umpteen pounds of butter and chocolate), they end up with 5,000 cookies to donate.
For 175 plus years, Little Sisters of the Poor has provided homes, comfort and fun for the elderly poor in more than 30 countries in the world. They believe in nurturing communities where each person is valued, and the wisdom of age is celebrated.
Amy Bordoni, Creative Director
To give back during the holidays, Amy and her kids participate in a toy drive for Cal's Angels, a Chicago-area organization. Amy’s family buys gifts in honor of a neighborhood friend who passed away from leukemia.
Cal's Angels provides wishes or financial assistance for kids with cancer. The organization was created in honor of Cal Sutter, a child who was diagnosed and then later lost his battle with cancer. The organization seeks to relieve some of the financial burden families face as well as provide them with lasting memories.
Beth Coakley, Writing Director
Beth volunteers with World Relief as a Friendship Partner to a family of Nepali refugees living in her community. Every week she visits her friends, building relationships as they adjust to life in the U.S. Usually this involves playing a lot of games of UNO with the kids and drinking very sweet chai.
World Relief creates welcoming, warm communities for refugees and immigrants to thrive. They also provide services through local church communities including English training, Youth Programs and immigration legal services.
Chicago Interactive Marketing Association
Ray Pellicore, Manager of Interactive Technology & Binish Khan, Interactive Lead, Manager
Ray and Binish serve on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA). During CIMA’s annual holiday party, Ray & Binish create handmade cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK), an internationally recognized charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and joy to kids in hospitals.
CIMA's mission is to invest in Chicago's future as a leader in technology through educational programs, grants and mentorships. CIMA gives back to the Chicago community at large, partnering with Off the Street Club and Tutoring Chicago.
LLS - Man and Woman of the Year
Amy Klug, Group Account Director
Amy is a committee member for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of Year (MWOY) campaign. For the past six-plus years, she’s worked behind the scenes to help the organization pull off record-breaking fundraising goals.
MWOY is a ten-week philanthropic competition raising funds for blood cancer research and providing support and resources for children and families battling these cancers.
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