Hand-Book of Chicago's Charities

Hand-Book of Chicago's Charities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the average attendance is 30; the sessions are four evenings a week during the winter months of the year. Admissions to the Home.--All boys not otherwise provided for, and not eligible elsewhere, are received at the Home at any time upon personal application, regardless of age, color, nationality, creed or occupation. The number of boys received and registered, and which had " full privileges," was 451 during I391. Those who received "partial privileges," such as bathing, laundrying their wearing apparel, receiving and writing letters, leaving packages to be cared for, etc., numbered 500 additionally. As the policy is to encourage self-reliance, a charge is made of I5 cents, when able to pay, for breakfast, supper and lodging. Lunch is provided and other care is freely extended when needed on account of sickness or for other causes. The aim is to furnish a "home" for homeless boys. By personal influence and encouragement they are directed to employment, rather than by distinctively industrial training, and thus induced to learn trades and quit roaming. The Home is supported from interests on investments and small charges paid by the inmates. Last year's receipts were $4-998.56; disbursements, $4,981.44. The property is owned; no solicitors are employed; there are no religious afliliations. The Newsboys' Appeal, an illustrated paper, is published by the managers of the Home. It is sold only by subscription. W. H. Rand, President; H. N. Higginbotham, Treasurer; Miss Eliza W. Bowman, Superintendent OLD PEOPLE'S HOME, Indiana Ave. and 39th St. Object: " To provide a home for old people without regard to race, creed, or nationality, who have never been public paupers and ought not to...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694531X
  • 9781236945310