During this holiday season, blueStone wanted to give back and decided to partner with Evolution of Benefits (EOB) in order to collect donations for the organization, Connections for the Homeless. Founded in 1984, their mission has been to end homelessness, one person at a time. This is blueStone’s first time collecting for Connections for the Homeless, which is actually based in Evanston, IL. Between July 2018- June 2019, they helped over 1,131 individuals. This included preventing 149 families from losing their homes, helping 244 individuals obtain or maintain stable housing, and providing those of the unfortunate 6,221 nights of shelter at their homeless shelter-Hilda’s Place.
blueStone and EOB had about two weeks to gather donations, but we accepted this challenge and made it a goal to at least gather 40 items. We exceeded this goal and collected 47 items which contained winter necessities such as scarves, gloves, jackets, and then canned goods, household items, and so much more. blueStone is very proud to contribute to this generous organization, and can’t wait to do it again next year!