Thank You Crew Info

Thanks for taking part in our Thank You initiative.

If you haven’t signed up for thank you pick up and delivery yet but would like to participate, please join the Thank You Crew.

Here is some basic information to get your thank yous in the hands of the people who are working hard and risking their lives to keep us safe.

  1. Create a thank you (note, card, sign, poster… be creative) for each of the locations for the week. We will not assign you individuals at each location; your thank yous are for the entire location. Please sign the card with your name, Alderman Matt Martin and Forward Chicago. The number of locations will vary each week.
  2. Make sure to label each thank you (place in an envelope or use a sticky note) if it makes a difference where your thank you should go, so that they can be easily sorted.
  3. Place your thank yous in a larger envelope, ziplock bag or container for pick up.
  4. Tape the package to your mailbox, place it near your mailbox or in the lobby of your building for pick up. See below for specific timing each week.

That’s it. Very simple. A volunteer from Alderman Matt Martin’s office will pick up your thank yous and deliver them to the correct weekly locations.

If you need pick up this week, please email:

Week 6

Second Grocery Store Week
Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 15

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Tuesday, June 16, between 2:00-5:00pm
(note the change in pick up day and time)

Mariano’s – Western
Attn: Brittany Ziencina, Service Operations Manager
3350 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Target – Ashland
Attn: Catherine Coleman, Store Manager
3300 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Trader Joe’s – Lincoln
3745 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Tony’s Fresh Market – Lincoln
Attn: Krishna Yalamanchiln, Store Manager
5233 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Please email Forward Chicago with any questions:

Week 5

First Grocery Store Week
June 1 – June 7

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Sunday, June 7, between 11:00am-3:00pm

Aldi – Montrose & Artesian
2431 W Montrose, Chicago, IL 60618

Jewel – Western & Roscoe
Attn: Barbara
3400 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Jewel – Lincoln & Berteau
Attn: Dominique – Store Director
4250 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Mariano’s – Lawrence & Ravenswood
Attn: Shante
1800 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Week 4

Community Organizations Week
May 25 – May 31

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Sunday, May 31, between 1:00-3:00pm

Common Pantry
Attn: Margaret O’Connor, Executive Director
3744 N Damen, Chicago, IL 60618

Lincoln Square Friendship Center
Attn: Alex
2711 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60625

Lakeview Pantry
Attn: Aliya Prescott, Volunteer Manager
3945 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60613

Ravenswood Community Services
Attn: Lori Gee, Executive Director
4550 N Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60640

Week 3

Police & Sanitation
May 18 – May 23

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Saturday, May 23 between 10:00am-12:00pm

Chicago Police Department – 20th District – Lincoln btw. Catalpa & Balmoral
Attn: Community Policing Sargent Bethishou
5400 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Chicago Police Department – 19th District – Addison btw. Sheffield & Halsted
Attn: Officer Megan Woods
850 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Sanitation – Ravenswood Yard – Ravenswood bet. Devon & Arthur
Ald Matt Martin’s Office
Attn: Michael Sewell
4243 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Week 2

Firefighters and EMS Professionals
May 11 – May 17

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Sunday, May 17 between 1:00-3:00 pm

Chicago Fire Department – Damen & Grace

Attn: Lieutenant Grunauer
3813 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Chicago Fire Department – Waveland & Clark
Attn: Captain O’Connell
1052 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Chicago Fire Department – Kedzie, bet. Montrose and Sunnyside
Attn: Lieutenant Campbell
4426 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Week 1

Medical Professionals
May 1 – May 9

Volunteers will pick up from your mailbox on
Saturday, May 9 between 4:00-6:00 pm

Illinois Masonic Hospital
– 44th Ward
Attn: Emily Wagner
Manager of Development, Advocate Charitable Foundation
3542 N Leavitt St, Apt 2
Chicago, IL 60618

Swedish Covenant Hospital – 40th Ward
Attn: Volunteer Resources or Marketing
5140 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Methodist Hospital of Chicago
Attn: Nursing Supervisor
5025 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640

Kindred Hospital
Attn: Nursing Manager, Joevy
2544 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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