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P-EBT Benefit Cards

P-EBT Cards Are Arriving Soon







P-EBT cards are arriving in CPS families’ mailboxes this month! P-EBT is a benefit that can help buy groceries for school-age children. This assistance is available for children and youth who receive free and reduced-price meals and lack access to an in-school lunch. We are grateful for this assistance for our families.

Some local neighbors have reached out to us to share that while they do not need the P-EBT card, they’d like to donate the funds to Care for Real to help families in need. P-EBT cards are non-transferable so neighbors have the option of using the card benefits for their own families and then donating equivalent funds to Care for Real.
To make a donation, please click on careforreal.org/donate and be sure to note “P-EBT funds” in the note. With the funds provided to CPS families per school day missed, we can provide enough groceries to feed a family of four for five months!

For more information about P-EBT funds and how they can help your family, please visit https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/p-ebt-benefits/

EBGA SPRING GARDEN PARTY, May 13 at The Breakers

EBGA SPRING GARDEN PARTY, May 13 at The Breakers!

Join us for food, drink, entertainment and more at the Edgewater Beach Gardeners Association SPRING GARDEN PARTY, Saturday, May 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm at The Breakers.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Care for Real.

Last year, the EBGA donated hundreds of lbs. of fresh, locally grown produce to Care for Real reaching so many of our neighbors in need.  We are very grateful for the generous support!

See you May 13!

EGBA Spring Garden Party 2017 flyer (1)

Cheetah Gym Hosts Annual Prom Dress Drive

Cheetah Gym Hosts Annual Prom Dress Drive

For the second year, Care for Real is hosting our Prom Dress Drive for teens in need. From now until April 30, drop off dresses, jewelry, makeup, accessories or shoes at Care for Real or the lobby at Cheetah Gym, 5248 N Clark St. This year, Care for Real is also accepting tuxedos, suits and other formal shoes! Donations at Care for Real will be accepted Monday-Friday from 9am – 3:30pm and Saturday 9am – 12:30pm at the back door only.

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