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  • In the heart of our community of donors, students, and volunteers lies the story Stan Zwier, a cherished member of our CPO family for over 23 remarkable years, whose dedication has illuminated the paths of many incarcerated men. At the age of 100,...
  • May 21st Registration is now closed for this event.  If you are unable to attend in person, please be on the lookout for virtual watching opportunities both during and following our event! 30th Anniversary Merchandise An incredible way to support...
  • Reclaim Your Future: Resume Writing for Those with a Criminal Record The key is to write a resume that highlights your skills and experience, and that shows potential employers that you are a reliable and hardworking individual. Start with your...
  • Writing a Spiritual Love Letter Passing Your Values to the Next Generation   A spiritual love letter may be one of the most meaningful gifts you can leave to your family and friends. Sometimes referred to as an “ethical will,” a spiritual love...
  •   More Bang than Your Buck! 4 Gifts That Have Big Impact AND Reduce Your Taxes Giving from your wallet is a great and familiar way to support CPO – but there may be more cost-effective ways for you to give.  If you have appreciated stock that you’...
  • For Such a Time as This: Deploying Donor-Advised Funds for Ministry   Donor-advised funds have continued to explode in popularity because of the convenience and tax advantages they provide. If you are among the growing number of Chicagoland Prison...
  • Many Chicagoland Prison Outreach supporters increase the impact and tax-efficiency of their generosity by giving now or later from their individual retirement accounts. Give now. If you are over the age of 70 ½, you have an exclusive giving option...
  • Smart and Convenient Giving for Supporters Over 70 ½ Here’s an insider tip… More and more supporters ages 70 ½ and older give to Chicagoland Prison Outreach directly from their individual retirement accounts. For those who qualify, IRA gifts offer...
  • Each week we ask the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and their families how we can pray for them. Feel free to join us in prayer for them and we encourage you to share their request with your prayer circles.    June 2023 My son got killed...
  • “How much should I leave to Chicagoland Prison Outreach and the other ministries close to my heart?” It’s a practical question asked by those who are working out the details of their wills or trusts. Your best answer depends on your circumstances,...
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