CHAD clients receive New Start kitchens


CHAD (Community Housing Advocacy and Development) has partnered with Assistance League of Chicagoland West to provide kitchen equipment for clients who are moving into independent housing. Gail and Kimberly picked up brand new boxes of pots and pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, silverware and much more on October 29 at the CHAD office in Wheaton. Assistance League of Chicagoland West President Heather Laughman, VP Philanthropy Fernanda Valentino and New Start Co-chair Mary Kay Shukis greeted Gail and Kimberly on delivery day.

Fernanda, Kimberly, Heather and Mary Kay

Heather, Gail, Fernanda and Mary Kay

Gail with CHAD Leasing/Compliance Manager Rosemarie Montanez

Six year old Isaiah came along with Kimberly to the pick-up. When asked what his favorite meals are, Isaiah said, "fried chicken and collard greens, mac and cheese and cornbread." "I'm Southern," said his smiling mother.