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Rooted in Robbins, a family legacy lives on through helping others

(A photo of Pamela Moore-Thompson’s family, from left: Big Ma, Dad, Grandma and Mom.)   When Pamela Moore-Thompson thinks about Black History Month, she starts with her hometown of Robbins, a proud Black community in Chicago’s south suburbs. She reflects on her grandmother, known affectionately as Big Ma, despite her diminutive stature just barely clearing […]

Letter from the CEO: Top 10 accomplishments of 2023

Dear Nourishing Hope friends and supporters, Here we are again, at the precipice of another year brimming with challenges, both known and unknown. And yet, I’m feeling hopeful as 2023 fades into the past. I’m often reminded of the quote by the late great civil rights icon and lawmaker, John Lewis. “Do not get lost […]

Toy drive provides delight for 550 kids — and relief to parents

An 8-year-old girl reacts to a Barbie doll on the last day of the Nourishing Hope Toy Drive. (All photos by Pratyush Swarup for Nourishing Hope) At the Sheridan Market on a recent afternoon, the vibe was merry and bright. Children eagerly waited in line with their parents. Holiday classics blasted from the stereo. Decorative […]

This Christmas, a family makes new home after perilous journey

(All photos taken by photographer Abel Uribe for Nourishing Hope.)  Around Christmas time, Cristian Ante used to string lights on a tree outside his rented apartment in Ecuador. This year, there’s only one thing he’s hoping to accomplish. “With God’s blessing, we’ll find work and be able to provide for our daughters,” said Ante, 26, […]