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2024 KINDNESS SOIREE

It’s that time of year again. The 2024 Kindness Soiree is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th 5:00pm –9:00pm at Little Black Pearl 1060 E 47th St Chicago, IL 60653 and we look forward to having you as a guest.  The evening will feature a cocktail reception, light bites, entertainment and dancing. There will also be a raffle with fantastic prizes. Tickets and sponsorships available on Eventbrite.

 

Visit "Support Us" to purchase tickets and sponsorship without paying any online fees. In the section that says "Gift Allocation Note", state that you are purchasing a ticket(s) or sponsorship for 2024 Kindness Soiree. You can also purchase tickets or a sponsorship as well as make a donation via Zelle or Cash App -- information can be found on "Support Us."

Your generous donations to The Kindness Campaign has helped us expand our health equity initiative, leading to an exciting announcement and new fundraising effort. We have recently acquired a building that was once a liquor store and are transforming it into K Fresh Foods, a grocery store that will serve the South Side community. We're thrilled about this next chapter and look forward to sharing more about K Fresh Foods with the community and our collaborative partners this year.

75th Street Fresh Foods Market

75th St Fresh Foods Market reduces and eliminates one of the social determinants of health, food & nutrition by providing free, healthy food choices weekly that are not accessible or affordable in the local community, Greater grand Crossing and Chatham (60619), where there is not one “big chain grocery store.” 

 

75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services to reduce and eliminate other social detriments of health: employment services, career training and access to healthcare. Hundreds of households are served weekly, receiving approximately 35lbs of food: fruit, vegetables, dairy, grain, meat, vitamins, beverages and other items.

75th St Fresh Foods Market not only provides healthy food options to families while allowing money to be saved but also allows for families to experience healthy, balanced meals to improve physical health, reducing the likeliness of sickness and disease. All food is shared for FREE without consideration of income, citizenship, residency or identification – we have NO OBSTACLES and welcome everyone. As a community-based organization, we serve the entire community and not just a small population (everyone can use kindness).

NO ID REQUIREMENTS OR INQUIRY

NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS OR INQUIRY

NO INCOME REQUIREMENTS OR INQUIRY

NO CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS OR INQUIRY

NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Simply Put, NO OBSTACLES.

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"The Kindness Campaign creates local leaders, involved community members, engaged businesses and at-promise young adults through leadership of impact initiatives."

Christopher Watts, Executive Director

2023 IMPACT

  • 750,000lbs+ of fresh, healthy food was shared for FREE, improving health outcomes caused by nutrition deficiency and food insecurity

  • 100+ uninsured and underinsured children accessed provider services from health institutions, including vaccinations, physicals and immunizations

  • 50+ primary school students participated in year-around community and school-based opportunities focused on increasing academic achievement, personal development and community participation through

  • 50+ community residents acquired skills to earn a living wage by completing a Technology Career Pathway with specializations in IBM IT Support Professional, Google IT Support Professional, Healthcare IT Support Professional and Finance + Technology (FinTech) Career Pathway

  • 15+ black girls ages 13 – 15 developed the necessary tools to embrace their identity, pursue their dreams and make meaningful contributions to their communities through the celebration of hair-braiding and sisterhood through

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2022 IMPACT

  • 600,000lbs+ of fresh, healthy food was shared for FREE in areas without easy or affordable access to fresh, healthy food

  • 500+ uninsured and underinsured residents accessed provider services from health organizations, including vaccinations, physicals and immunizations

  • 15,000+ community members received public health information and community resources to ensure equitable participation

  • 30+ primary school students participated in during-school, after-school and out-of-school initiatives focused on increasing academic achievement and community participation through social & emotional learning and service learning

  • 40+ community residents acquired skills to earn a living wage by completing and trainings, earning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and OSHA credentials

2021 IMPACT

  • Increased access to quality healthcare though a partnership with Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital if Chicago to have a mobile health unit serve underinsured and uninsured students

  • Moved towards health equity in the local community by deploying hyper-local strategies to confront the social and environmental factors that contribute to health and racial inequity – with the ultimate goal of closing Chicago’s racial life expectancy gap while serving as a Healthy Chicago Equity Zone community lead

  • Increased access to healthy food choices by sharing 500,000lbs+ of fresh, healthy food, positively impacting the healthy of the community; building stronger bodies while decreasing the negative impacts of an unhealthy diet: low energy, digestive discomfort, headaches and frequent colds

  • Created a welcoming community where 10,000+ local residents engaged in events that highlighted the sociocultural merits and talent of the community, including 75th St Music Madness, Back-To-School Block Party, Comedy For Cause and A Community Coming Together: Peace, Prayer & Prosperity, featuring The Civic Orchestra of Chicago with guest vocalist for a performance of original songs written by parents who have lost loved ones to gun violence

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"Random acts of kindness have always been our model and sometimes people just pay it forward."

Christopher Watts, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Jul 31, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    Your Next Career Opportunity! Is The Ultimate Candidate First Experience: Interview And Move On To The Next Step At RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER With Career Paths, Upward Mobility & Cross Functional Opportunities.
  • Aug 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Aug 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Aug 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Aug 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Kindness Campaign, 701 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    2024 Back 2 School Bash creates excitement for the new school year while preparing students for success.
  • Aug 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Aug 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    The Kindness Campaign, 703 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    75th St Fresh Foods Market provides a “shopper’s choice experience” to select from a wide variety of healthy food options while also serving as an opportunity to engage the local community on other services. Shoppers select an average of $125 worth of groceries per market, for FREE.
  • Sep 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Reggios Pizza, 8548 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
    Debt collection issues can be challenging. You don't have to face them alone. “Debtor’s Rights: What To Do When You Owe Money” can help you understand how debt collection works and what your rights are.

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