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Jeanette Oakeshott

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Charitable Causes

CRC is proud to support and partner with Chicago Furniture BankChicago Pet Rescue, and Lulu's Locker Rescue in 2020.

We are excited to welcome our newest charity partner, Chicago Furniture Bank. The mission of the Chicago Furniture Bank (CFB) is to provide dignity, stability, and comfort to Chicagoans moving into supportive housing by allowing them to hand-pick an entire home’s worth of furnishings. Through the partnership with 290 social service agencies, the CFB has furnished 1,550 homes for 4,100 clients, distributing 28,000 pieces of furniture (750 tons), in just 16 months since first starting. Currently the CFB furnishes eight homes per day and employs a full-time staff of 20 with 75% being hired from nonprofit workforce development agencies. There is an endless need for their furnishing program and limitless supply of furniture looking to be donated. The CFB plans to continue to grow with the goal being to turn 2,000 more houses into homes in 2020. This is an amazing group of young men and we are so excited to partner with them.

Chicago Pet Rescue is a 501c(3) non-profit, foster home and volunteer-based rescue, dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned animals.  We do not have a central "shelter" as most of our animals are placed in foster homes until forever homes can be found.  Our goal is to rescue as many animals as we can safely manage through foster homes.  We rescue dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds and other small animals.

Lulu's Locker Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-run companion animal rescue working to bring to light the plight of black cats and dogs and senior/hospice animals in shelters as well as the misconceptions surrounding FIV cats. We aim to lower the euthanasia rate of these animals by educating the public and providing foster care as we seek out permanent homes. We are committed to the protection of the misjudged and wrongly stereotyped through compassion and respect, which we believe both animals and human beings deserve. We are based out of Frankfort, IL, and rescue cats and dogs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Lulu’s Locker Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Charitable Causes Chair, Jeanette Oakeshott at joakeshott@crgglobal.com

In 2000, CRC leadership saw the need to formalize the charitable giving of the organization.  That same year, the Charitable Causes Committee was formed to encourage CRC membership to engage with local charities and leverage their own charitable hearts.

Volunteer opportunities will be announced during the year.  No previous experience is necessary.  A willing spirit and a giving heart automatically qualify you to take part in the activity. 

Please keep an eye out for opportunities to give:  the Silent Auction in February of each year is by far the biggest fundraiser.  Smaller opportunities are made part of the other meetings.

If you would like to donate to CRC, please contact:

Jeanette Oakeshott, CRP, GMS

Senior Director, Global Client Services

Cornerstone Relocation Group


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