• 2019 •

Holiday Initiatives

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary
Ella Flagg Young Elementary
Nicholson STEM Academy

EVENT RECAP

Through its Holiday Outreach Initiative, the Daisie Foundation surprised students and faculty at underserved schools this past December with holiday celebrations that included gifts, snacks, a catered lunch for faculty, and other random acts of kindness. Since the program began in 2017, the foundation has provided over 5000 gifts to 4,400 students in pre K through 8th grade and 500 teachers in the Englewood, Lawndale, and Little Village neighborhoods, often considered some of the toughest areas in Chicago. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Daisie Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in underserved communities by helping them seize brighter futures.

In 2019, the foundation expanded its efforts by bringing the annual Holiday Outreach Initiative to three deserving Chicago schools: Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Humboldt Park on December 17th, Ella Flagg Young Elementary School in Austin on December 18th, and Nicholson STEM Academy in Englewood on December 19th.

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Highlight Videos

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Elementary School

Ella Flagg Young
Elementary School

Nicholson STEM
Academy

Photo Galleries

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Humboldt ParkSonya Martin Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Humboldt Park
Sonya Martin Photography

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in EngelwoodSonya Martin Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Engelwood
Sonya Martin Photography

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in AustinSonya Martin Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Austin
Sonya Martin Photography

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in AustinRachel Bires Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Austin
Rachel Bires Photography

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in EngelwoodRachel Bires Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Engelwood
Rachel Bires Photography

2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Humboldt ParkRachel Bires Photography
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2019 Holiday Outreach Event in Humboldt Park
Rachel Bires Photography

PRESS FEATURES

MANY THANKS TO

The Daisie Foundation would like to thank Erika Maldonado and Enrique Rodriguez of Univision Chicago, radio host Bionce Foxx, and Tia Ewing and Leon Rogers of FOX 32 for serving as the respective emcees of this year’s Holiday Outreach events; as well as Omar Ramos of Univision Chicago, and former Chicago Bears Johnny Knox and Anthony Adams for playing the role of Santa, and Nancy Alejandre of Univision Chicago, SanDerriqua Knox, and AC Adams for playing the role of Mrs. Claus.

As in previous years, the Holiday Outreach Initiative was made possible in part by the assistance of volunteers who helped prepare presents for students and teachers by participating in Daisie’s annual Gift Wrapping Party.

The Daisie Foundation would also like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support of this year’s Holiday Initiative: 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.

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