December 16, 2015
Thank you, Michael Jordan!
We are very honored to announce that Michael Jordan chose SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, along with 22 other Chicago-area nonprofits, as a recipient of a generous one-time, year-end gift. In a statement, Jordan spoke about his deep love of Chicago and his desire to give back to the city—especially to the children, which he called “the city’s future.”
“The 23 charities I’ve chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids – the city’s future.”
“The work these groups do each and every day to help kids is inspiring. I feel strongly about the importance of teaching and mentoring, of helping kids with disabilities and illnesses and providing opportunities for at-risk youth. I hope the donations can help these organizations continue to make positive changes within their neighborhoods and throughout the city.”