Thankgiving Dinner for Seniors





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Total Budget: $750

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: thankgiving dinner for up to 150 senior citizens of Chicago's South Side

Critical issues facing older adults are isolation and loneliness. For 15 years, the Rotary Club of Chicago Near South has worked in a community development partnership with St. James Catholic Church and Illinois Institute of Technology to provide fellowship and nutrition to seniors living alone in senior housing on Chicago's Southside. The event takes place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving with over 100 seniors served a Thanksgiving dinner in the Campus Center of Illinois Institute of Technology, and another 50 shut-in seniors provided with dinner delivered by volunteers. Project funds will be used to provide gifts to the seniors and for table decorations to supplement the complete thanksgiving meal provided by the university's caterer. All members of the Rotary Club are directly involved in serving the seniors and assisting them in their arrival and departure.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago-Near South

Primary Contact: David Baker

Email: bakerd1942@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chicago-Near South (6450)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by David Baker.

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