Comcast Cares Day 2017
CHA Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments is the second largest public housing agency in the U.S. and provides stable, decent, safe and affordable housing to more than 62,000 low-income families, individuals, and seniors in Chicago.
Volunteers participated in arts & crafts and other activities with seniors throughout the day. They also created a new space for residential “bookworms” and spruced up activity rooms.
Specific projects will included:
* Creating a new library for residents! It included cleaning, painting, and decorating an under-utilized room, and move bookshelves scattered throughout the complex to the library and/or assemble new bookshelves. Volunteers also collected donated books throughout the week of Comcast Cares Day to enhance the library’s catalog.
* Helping seniors express their creativity and unique skills they have! Volunteers worked with residents to create art work and craft projects, and hosted a talent show.
* Teached residents basic computer skills so they can feel confident in using technology to stay connected with loved ones.
* Cleaned, freshened and livened the community exercise room and potentially lead seniors through exercise activities.