Charity Forever Hope Agency and Growing Green Neighborhoods in conjunction with it’s sponsors and partners Walgreens, Ariel Investments, Sweetwater, SAE Chicago, Pepper Snapple Group, Near Westside Properties, S&S Records, Chicago Park District, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Loretta Hospital, Petes Produce, Our Pink Heats, JC Phone Repair, Ready Refunds, Cermak Produce, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, Greek Island, Perl Mortgage, Earhustle 411, Howard Orloff Imports, Smile Bright, Harmony Healthcare and Inkstars Creative Group is hosting its annual charity Back To School Block Party on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 12pm until 9pm at the 2100 block of West Adams.
The non-profit organization will host its back-to-school celebration for children in the West Haven Community and throughout Chicago. Festivities will include a free book bag and school supply giveaway, basketball shootout hosted by CVS High School, hula hoop contest, live musical performances by Lyr!c, WeeGone Records, T Star, Jameisha Trice and So Cold, the Jessie White Tumblers, and a house music DJ set performed by 5-time GRAMMY nominee Steve Silk Hurley, DJ Johnny Bravo, DJ Threejay and global music artist / producer DJ Skip. There will also be several health care organizations offering health screenings and giving information to the community about a plethora of health issues and healthy lifestyles.
This year 700 or more children and families are expected to attend. Forever Hope Agency is still accepting donations, if you would like to donate to this cause please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know someone whose child is in need of a book bag, please invite them to attend.
Forever Hope is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is undertaking the human needs of individuals within underserved communities.
In the West Haven community, with the help of our sponsors, last year we provided school supplies, over 300 book bags, health screenings, food, and entertainment. We will continue providing these services annually.
Our work with at risk youth is one of the driving forces of our agency and we will focus on programs that will fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making through mentorship, music, art, culture, literature, and sports.
Our STEAM CAMP STEM Music and Art Program is set to launch this Spring/Summer 2017 and will impact at risk youth ages 8-18.
Steve “Silk” Hurley
DJ Johnny Bravo
STEAM CAMP will provide a technical foundation and bridge that can make Science, Technology, Engineering, and ART and Mathematics exciting for kids. We want to provide our future scholars with a quality service, but in order to provide this well needed program to the community, we must purchase computers, software, equipment etc…for instruction. The computers alone will cost $500 a piece. Though we already have instructors, professionals, and volunteers ready to see this project off the ground, we really need your support to truly help bring this program to life!!!
As STEM jobs are more and more in high demand, the demands currently outweighs the supply for skilled workers, therefore significant efforts must be made to improve the availability of training to underserved individuals. Entertainment is the bridge for STEM to usher in the next generation of Audio Engineers, Sound Designers, Bloggers, Multimedia Artists, Digital Composers, and etc… into the field. Also the utilization of present and future technological tools and social media will be an intricate part of Forever Hope’s educational enhancement program.
In 2015, a portion of the proceeds from our first annual fundraiser went to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository, our Back to School Community Event for the West Haven community provided school supplies, over 300 book bags, health screenings, food, and entertainment impacting over 300 families and children, we were also privileged to be a key sponsor for the Our Pink Hearts “Survive and Thrive” benefit concert for Breast Cancer patients and their families. Sponsors for this and last year’s events included Walgreens, J&L Catering, The Chicago Blackhaws, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Loretto Hospital, Harmony Health, Pete’s Fresh Market, and Cermak Produce, S&S Records, Board Memberz, Sherman Investment Group, M Square, Lou’s Gourmet Sweets, Lunch Money, Our Pink Hearts, The Crawford Family, Judicial Sales Corp, Trans Lux Energy, Red Moon, CH Distillery, and Earhustle 411.
We are excited about you becoming a part of our mission by giving back through this event. On behalf of Forever Hope Agency, let us say “Thank you” in advance for your generous giving.