The road is long. It's met with no escape from the wildly unpredictable Chicago weather, no shelter from the filthy streets, and no rest from the city clamor. The pain from throbbing legs and improperly managed, open sores from the long journey, grows worse by the hour for hundreds of homeless men and women, just getting by in the ironic backdrop of Chicago's magnificent mile. But that pain -- goes numb after a while.
It is not to be compared with the pain of going unnoticed by the hundreds of thousands city dwellers, shoppers, city workers and tourists that stretch in mobs across Chicago's most iconic district. You see, poverty is no respecter of age or race. It just isn't. It touches us all
Operation Jesus Chicago seeks the opposite of poverty, which is to love relentelessly through acts of restorative justice in the midst of a racially and economically divided world.
Our mission is clear, it doesn't take a company, an organization or a single church to give. Each person can join together individually to serve those in need. We break cultural and denominational lines to do what Jesus made so crystal clear in Matthew 25 ... When we serve the least of these, we actually do it unto Him
To date, Operation Jesus has mobilized over 300 volunteers and donors from all different backgrounds, and partnered with dozens of businesses and organizations to serve those in need, reminding them they are not alone.
Your donation will help us distribute care packages to the forgotten homeless men and women on on Christmas Day.
What is in an Operation Jesus care package?
A Pair of Boot Socks
Mini Lotion Bottle
Travel Size Shampoo
Travel Size Conditioner
Bar of Soap
Maxi Pads (Female Packages)
Pair of Gloves
A Winter Hat
A Bottle of Water
Four Tacos & Tamales
Encouraging Handwritten Letters
What we have found is that it's not even money they really want. It's that rare and special moment to be seen as a fellow human being. "Could someone actually come along and look into my eyes with humanity? Do they see me? Is it possible for someone to ask me what my name is instead of callously judging or wondering why I just won't get a job without knowing my story?" they wonder.
"What does it take but a few minutes to stop, to notice, to become aware of another's suffering? To step off the stage of self and put on compassion in a practical and meaningful way for someone else? "
We cannot do this work without your generous gifts. Your giving is changing lives and mobilizing people to do unto others! Thank you!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Linda E. Alberty, President and Founder of CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE at [email redacted] or by phone: [phone redacted].
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PAST PARTNERS
Alford Enterprises Wheaton, IL
Christ Life Church Woodstock, IL
City Church Chicago, IL
El Dorado Bakery Lisle, IL
Entre Nosotras Programa On-line Radio Chicago, IL
Eric Wostl Dental Office Wheaton, IL
Fed Ex Office Naperville, IL
First Centennial Mortgage Naperville, IL
First Minds Chicago Daycare Chicago, IL
Grace and Peace Community Chicago, IL
Latinas On The Plaza Chicago, IL
Main Street Hair and Company Lisle, IL
Martinez Supermarket Bridgeport, IL
The Village of Lisle Lisle, IL
Uline Chicago, IL
Dozens of individual & anonymous donors across Illinois and from out-of-state.