Surprising Three Chicago Schools with Gifts from Santa & Mrs. Claus
Each December, The Daisie Foundation surprises students and faculty at underserved schools for grades Pre-K through 8th with a holiday celebration, gifts, snacks, catered lunch for faculty, and other random acts of kindness. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Daisie Foundation is dedicated to blessing the lives of women and children in underserved communities by helping them seize brighter futures.
Since beginning the Holiday Outreach Initiative in 2017, The Daisie Foundation has served over 2,200 students and over 100 teachers in the Englewood, Lawndale and Little Village communities with over 3,000 gifts. Often considered some of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago, Daisie provides gifts to children who may otherwise not be receiving this holiday season.
In 2019, the Foundation is increasing its efforts, bringing their annual Holiday Outreach Initiative to three deserving schools in the area.
Humboldt Park :: Harriet Beecher Stowe
9:00- 1:00 p.m.
Emcees: Erika Maldonado and Enrique Rodriguez, Univision Chicago Anchors
Santa: Omar Ramos, Univision Chicago
Mrs. Claus: Nancy Alejandre, Univision Chicago
Austin :: Ella Flagg Young Elementary School
9:00- 1:00 p.m.
Emcee: Bionce Foxx, Radio Host
Santa: Johnny Knox, former Chicago Bear
Mrs. Claus: SanDerrigua Knox
Englewood :: Nicholas Stem Academy
Emcees: Tia Ewing and Leon Rogers, Fox 32
Santa: “Spice Adams” Anthony Adams, former Chicago Bear and TV host of the Great Baking Show and Inside the Bears
Mrs. Claus: AC Adams
Prior to this event, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, the Foundation will also host its annual Gift Wrapping Party for volunteers to assist in wrapping presents and preparing for outreach.
Sponsors for this year’s event include: Armand’s Pizza, Banana Republic, Benefit Cosmetics, Chicago Liposuction, Chicago White Sox, Chick fil-A, CSI, Dollar General, Dulcelandia, Flowers for Dreams, HMR, Indirap, Kendra Scott, Kimpton Allegro, Kimpton Gray, Kimpton Monaco, Kimpton Palomar, Neiman Marcus, Paul’s Pizza, Penske, Rachel Bires Photography, Shiraleah, Sonya Martin Photography, TieBar, and Univision.