Hundreds of Volunteers Repair Center Serving People with Disabilities
Los Angeles | March 12, 2018 – CBRE, through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national community revitalization nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together to renovate one of Ada S. McKinley’s program locations in Chicago, Illinois, during its CBRE Women’s Networking Forum.
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, more than 200 CBRE Women’s Network members and Chicago-area CBRE employees will work alongside the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide important upgrades to Ada S. McKinley’s South Side location at 1112 E. 87th Street where people with developmental and intellectual disabilities are provided with job readiness and community day services.
The volunteer projects at the facility will include patching and painting walls, replacing windows, cleaning and organizing a storage area, replacing office furniture, providing carpentry and plumbing repairs, and painting two murals.
“This is one of our largest Shelter Program projects, said Kathleen Thompson, Director of the CBRE Foundation. “The project involves hundreds of members of the CBRE Women’s Network, who are here attending their conference in Chicago, and many of our local employees. They are eager to work with Rebuilding Together in making improvements to Ada S. McKinley, and to demonstrate CBRE’s commitment to volunteerism and community service.”
“Since 2010, CBRE employees have given back to thousands of their neighbors through Rebuilding Together,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We look forward to once again partnering with CBRE to create an inviting space for Ada S. McKinley and the people they serve.”
CBRE, through its Shelter Program and partnership with Rebuilding Together, improves neighborhoods and housing for individuals in need. The CBRE Shelter Program is a cornerstone of CBRE Cares, which is the company’s philanthropy program.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities. Each year, Rebuilding Together affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.
About Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. is driven by its mission to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities. Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Ada S. McKinley is one of the largest human services organizations in the country, serving more than 6,000 people annually at over 75 locations. Services are provided 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, primarily in Illinois/Chicago with additional sites in Indiana and Wisconsin. The agency has three primary areas of service: Child Development & Youth; Employment and Community Support; and Behavioral Health & Clinical. Services rendered daily include: tutoring, mentoring and college placement, foster care, residential, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, and head start programs. Learn more at www.adasmckinleyorg.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
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