Catholic Charities’ Community Development & Outreach Services has recently submitted a video to the Let’s Move! Communities On the Move Video Challenge, a contest in which partner agencies submit videos highlighting their participation in Let’s Move! and efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Our video is called Connecting the Dots, and is about our Summer Food Program and the ideas and solutions that are shared together by a team dedicating their time to not only provide access to fresh, affordable food to those in need, but also to help clients connect the dots with systems and services to provide them with resources for sustainability on a road toward self-sufficiency. The implementation of ideas created at this table proves that infusing nutrition programs with valuable ideas can change lives and plant the seeds for healthier choices in the future.
This contest is 100 percent determined by your votes! Please take a few minutes out of your day to go to the site and vote for our video in the contest. If Catholic Charities wins, we will receive $1,000 and a chance for two representatives to attend a Let’s Move! related event in Washington, D.C. To vote, simply head to http://communities.challenge.gov/submissions/6842-connecting-the-dots, click the “vote” icon on the left corner above the video and create a user name and password. You can vote daily through May 11 and will not need to recreate your user name and information. Alternatively, if you have a Facebook account, you can login using that. Please, vote daily, share with your friends, and help Catholic Charities win the contest!
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.