Strides for Peace & Partner News

Civil Eats features creative meal delivery solution; Strides for Peace is proud to be involved with this initiative

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Civil Eats features creative meal delivery solution; Strides for Peace is proud to be involved with this initiative

Project Isaiah, working with airline caterers, has delivered over a million meals. Project Isaiah quickly made use of idle airline catering infrastructure to provide meals to hungry people in 11 cities nationwide — including in Chicago! Read more about this effort here.

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Remembering Greg Zanis

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Remembering Greg Zanis

Words of gratitude and love. Thank you to Greg, the Crossman, for bringing love and light to the darkest times. Thanks to all those who sent videos and the lovely and amazing Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Ramsay of 5x12Films, who put together a short video tribute to share with Greg and his family. View the…

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Chicago Food Bank Expands Operations To Areas Hit Hardest By COVID-19: South And West Sides

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Chicago Food Bank Expands Operations To Areas Hit Hardest By COVID-19: South And West Sides

Trusted community organizations that will lead the outdoor distribution sites: Apostolic Church of God (and the Network of Woodlawn), Greater Auburn-Gresham Community Development Corporation, Austin Coming Together, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, New Life Centers of Chicagoland, South Shore Works and Trinity United Church of Christ. Read more here.

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Founder of South Side nonprofit doles out COVID-19 supplies to hard hit black community

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Founder of South Side nonprofit doles out COVID-19 supplies to hard hit black community

Kids Off The Block founder Diane Latiker, her husband and volunteers have been driving around distributing food, gloves, masks, sanitizer and information since March 31. Read more about their work here.

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Helping Charities While Socially Distanced

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping Charities While Socially Distanced

By Mary Stonor Saunders and Olivia Daniels Read more in Quarantine Times

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WFMT Premiers Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Dec 16, 2019 | Comments Off on WFMT Premiers Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace

WFMT premieres Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace, a special program hosted by Kerry Frumkin that looks at the gun violence epidemic in America through the lens of classical music. Includes and interview with Strides for Peace Executive Director, Mary Stonor Saunders. Read more here

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Strides for Peace 2019 Year End Newsletter

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Nov 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace 2019 Year End Newsletter

2019 has been a year of continued growth and capacity building across all our core value activities with a focus on our mission: to increase the collective impact of organizations working to end gun violence in Chicago. By building relationships with the people and organizations on the frontlines of gun violence, Strides for Peace works…

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Strides for Peace community partner I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll named CNN Hero Finalist

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace community partner I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll named CNN Hero Finalist

We are thrilled to share the news that the incredible founder of our beloved Community Partner #IGrowChicago Robbin Carroll has been named as a 2019 CNN Hero finalist. Her vision and bravery are love in action that unleashes its own special power. Or as I Grow Chicago says: “…we do nothing alone. I Grow Chicago is co-created…

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Strides for Peace race raises money for Chicago anti-violence neighborhood groups

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace race raises money for Chicago anti-violence neighborhood groups

ABC7 Eyewitness News https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/race-raises-money-for-chicago-anti-violence-neighborhood-groups/5336217/

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‘Crosses for Losses’ Artist Hopes to Bring Message of Peace to Chicago

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 6, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Crosses for Losses’ Artist Hopes to Bring Message of Peace to Chicago

NBC5 Chicago The man behind “Crosses for Losses” is hoping his work can make an impact in Chicago, a city that is still fighting a battle against gun violence. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has the story from Grant Park.  View the story here.

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