Once again, your support made the holiday season full of meaning and memories for our youth.
The 2017 holiday season was a truly memorable and exciting time for the children at SOS Illinois, full of celebration and the spirit of generosity.
We were fortunate to be able to gather in holiday celebration, courtesy of our partner Swissôtel Chicago, who hosted us on December 9, 2017. Volunteers from event sponsor Mosaic led holiday games and activities while members of the Emerging Leaders Board and Eta Sigma Delta Honors Society at Kendall College helped with the family fun. The children enjoyed creating happy holiday memories with dancing, playing in the indoor bounce house, making holiday crafts, and visiting with Santa. Special thanks to Swissôtel Chicago for creating a winter wonderland for the children and families in our care.
Casa Tepeyac also hosted its annual Posada Navideña, sponsored by the Emerging Leaders Board, on December 19, 2017. We were thrilled to be joined by nearly 100 community members who took part in the posada procession, and about 250 participants at the posada celebration. The event featured music, piñatas, delicious Mexican food, and most importantly, the friendship and family that Casa Tepeyac builds in the Back of the Yards community.
Finally, we cannot express enough the gratitude we have for all of the donors to our 2017 Holiday Giving Program. Your generosity made it possible for every child in our care to open a gift during the holiday season. Thank you for showing the children that others are thinking of them and helping us teach them the power of generosity and giving.
2017 Holiday Giving Program Sponsors
AAP Representatives on behalf of the Lurie Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program
AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
Allianz Resolution Management
American Legion Auxiliary, 11th District
Coldwell Banker, Jonathan Darin Team
Crossfit Natus Vincere
CVS Specialty Pharmacy
Eta Sigma Delta Honors Society at Kendall College
Glascott & Associates
The Horton Group
Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association
Imperial Crane Services, Inc. & The Bohne Foundation
Joliet Junior College, Information Technology Department
Lockport Township Fire Department
McGraw Hill Education
Shawmut Design and Construction
St. Cornelius Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Whole Foods Lincoln Park