Growing up in even a normal environment can be full of challenges. But life can be even more hectic for youth that struggle to have even their basic needs met. Threatened with homelessness and hunger, they have little places to turn. Fortunately, organizations like The Harbour exist to help these struggling teens get back on their feet. Operating in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, the organization provides emergency housing and supportive services to homeless youth ages 12-21.

Because the team here at Nimlok Chicago believes giving back to our community is an integral part of what we do, we pledged to help support the organization with its efforts. This past holiday season, we spent our annual holiday party crafting blankets for The Harbour’s shelters. We successfully produced 20 fleece blankets, all of which will be donated this week. We hope that our efforts will aid the organization in providing a warm, safe environment for its occupants. Here are just a few snapshots of our team constructing blankets during the Nimlok Chicago holiday party:

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For more information about The Harbour and its services, please visit its website here.