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Clara’s House, houses battered and homeless women and children, the
shelter has been struggling financially for the past five years. The Englewood
facility was faced with a disconnect of service for heat and electric last
“It is my honor to help in any way that I can,” Bynum said.
ReachITeach Foundation’s mission is to help all people –women, children and men,
reach their fullest potential in life. Last night, was the very first event
as part of the “Reach and Pay it Forward” a yearlong initiative, in which Bynum
“reaches” to help an organization in need and then another person follows suit
and “reaches” to pay it forward to the next shelter. The goal is to help as many
homeless and battered women shelters across the United States, one person at a
“When I was younger, I lived in Englewood, and I know how difficult it
can be when you’re trying to make something of yourself, but I want to give the
homeless and battered women at Clara’s House hope that the situation will get
better,” Bynum said. “Clara doesn’t turn anyone away, she opens her arms and
home toward these women who truly need it, that is special and I am thankful to
be in a position to be able to contribute,” Bynum went on to say.
people who came from Englewood have never done anything for Clara’s House, but
Will found love in his heart for Englewood and took time to help little old me,”
said Clara Kirk, who founded Clara’s house 26 years ago.
Clara’s House is
just one of two shelters that owner Clara Kirk founded in 1987. Kirk’s other
shelter is Clara’s Place which is located a few blocks away from Clara’s House
in Chicago’s Englewood community. Participating sponsors in this event were
Target, Meijer, and Honey Baked Ham.
For more information on how you can be
part of the Reach and Pay it Forward initiative, contact Bynum’s publicist,
Shawn Zanotti at (312) 265-0941 or by email email@example.com.
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