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Real Men Charities | Developing Leaders

Our Mission:

The mission of Real Men Charities, Inc. is to positively improve the way the world celebrates family and community by fostering opportunities through education, forums, and programs, with an emphasis on wellness, fathers, and father figures.

What We Do

Real Men Charities Programs

Real Men Charities, Inc. maintains a presence beyond the walls of the Quarry into the classroom, with platforms aimed at mentoring and supporting young men throughout their various stages of life, from elementary through high school.

Food Wellness

Promoting Healthy Eating Habits

We inform the community about the benefits of healthy eating

Date: April 21, 2020
Mental Wellness

Improving Mental Health in the Community

We provide initiatives and resources geared towards a state of well-being

Date: April 21, 2020
Real Men Cook

Impacting the View of Men

We directly change the perception of Men within families and communities through cooking

Date: April 21, 2020


Educating and inspiring all people, through public awareness campaigns, research, and other screening.


Equipping and developing leaders of national, state, and community male, youth, and family initiatives through curricula, training, and technical assistance.


Engaging every sector of society through strategic alliances and partnerships.


Promoting public health; mental, physical, emotional, and economic, by disseminating medical information to the general public without charge. including healthy cooking, fitness, and lifestyle


Strengthening the universal institution of family and encouraging parents to Practice Family First in their lives.


Real Men Charities Upcoming Events

Friday Jazz at the Quarry
Supper Club is back weekly beginning October 29th featuring Saxophonist Tyrone Hines and Bandleader Extraordin
Jazz Institute Gala Streamed from the Quarry
Thursday, Nov 4, on our beautiful big screen we’ll air their virtual Gala. Quarry Members get in free and en
32nd Annual Real Men Cook
32nd Annual Real Men Cook For the last 32 years in Chicago, Father’s Day has meant Real Men Cook.  Real Men

Real Men Charities News


What People Say About Us

I enjoy Real Men Cook because of the camraderie. There's a great group of men and women supporters that are always there to help to influence as well as to give you ideas and recipes, etc., and it's nice to know that somebody else if cooking beside you. So the money, the time, it's all well worth it, and we know that we are doing it for a charitable organization as well.

Chaga Walton, Author

Participating with Real Men Cook celebrates the achievements of African American men--who we are, what we do. It is incumbent upon us to pave the way for the next generation."

Barrack Obama, Former U.S. President

What I like most about Real Men Cook is that it gives to the little guy--the smaller not-for-profit agencies that don't have the big pocketbookWhat I like most about Real Men Cook is that it gives to the little guy--the smaller not-for-profit agencies that don't have the big pocketbook

Rick Mays,

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