Our next Meals from the Heart event will be Saturday, December 1, 2012. We will prepare dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s Children the address is: 211 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611. We will be preparing dinner for 70 families and we will be preparing a holiday feast!!! Please let me know by Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. CST if you are available to volunteer for this event as we are looking for at least 20 volunteers.
Listed below is the address and parking information for the event this weekend. Please plan on arriving at the house by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact me at 847.494.3176. Thank you all for your prompt attention to this matter.
From Lake Shore Drive: Exit at Grand Ave going west Left (South) on St. Clair (our neighbor, Volare Restaurant, will be on your left hand side) Left (East) into our alley.
From 90/94: Exit at Ohio Street and turn east Right (South) on St. Clair Left (East) into our alley. The House is on the south side of the street next to Volare Restaurant. It a large red brick building with a big white Ronald McDonald House sign over the awning.
We encourage all volunteers to take public transportation if feasible, but will have parking stickers at the House for volunteers. We were lucky enough to secure covered, valet parking steps away from the House at the InterContinental Hotel. To take advantage of this offer, enter the parking garage on Lower Michigan Avenue and Grand (the garage is on the east side of Lower Michigan between Grand and Illinois). After dropping off any passengers and food in our entrance in the alley, continue around the building and take a left back onto Grand Ave. Take that approx. 1 ½ blocks to Lower Michigan and take a left. Take an immediate left (use a break in the pillars as an entryway) into the Inter Continental Parking Garage which will be on the east side (your left side) of the street.
We appreciate your help in making a donation to help us cover the cost of parking, our cost will be $8. We will have the stickers at the House ahead of time, so you can give the $8 to anyone in the Volunteer Services Department during your meal. You could also buy a booklet so you have them in advance which would be 10 stickers for $80. Please carpool with your group members to the best of your ability. THANK YOU so much and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask!