I Grow Chicago partnered with local businesses and residents to gather holiday gifts, valued at roughly $75,000. Each child received at least three gifts, which are tailored to each child specifically as every participating child had written a request for what they would like for Christmas.

“This event is not just about giving gifts,” said Director of Community Outreach Quentin Mables. “It’s more to bring life and excitement to those we care about, bringing camaraderie and families together. Every kid deserves the right to love. We’re not just giving gifts. We’re giving love. We care that every family, every kid, every household has a happy holiday.”