NCBW: Getting into the Spirit of Giving

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., the National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter will collaborate with co-sponsors to host its 3rd  Annual Christmas Giving Program, which targets families in need with children ranging from infants to 18-year-olds. The program will take place at the Faith United Protestant Church, 10 Hemlock Street in Park Forest.

This year, 20 families from Park Forest and surrounding areas will benefit from the collaboration of 30 businesses, individuals and organizations involved in the Christmas Giving Program. Some of the co-sponsors include Big Apple Pancake House, the Buffalo Troopers, Faith United Protestant Church, Frank and Vera Clark, Ringold Financial Management, The Rotary Club of Park Forest, State Farm Insurance, Tower Cleaners, Walgreens and Writing Our World Press. Through the program, children will receive toys, warm clothing, boots, educational tools and even items from the children’s wish lists.

The Founding Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter said, “Last year four co-sponsors joined us to bring a joyous Christmas to six families in Park Forest. Our goal was to increase the sponsorship and at least double the number of families we would serve the following year. We exceeded our goal. But my heart is especially warmed by the enthusiasm of our co-sponsors. They obviously share my passion for reaching out, giving back and paying it forward. The Christmas season is an especially wonderful time to do so.”

About the National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter

The National Congress of Black Women, founded in 1984, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African-American women and their families. The Metro Chicago Chapter (NCBW-MCC) was established in 2009.