CSR EVENT RECAP
DECEMBER 4 – FEBRUARY 23
100 BLACK MEN OF CHICAGO HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Event Overview: Illinois Lottery was happy to support The Coalition of 100 Black Men of Chicago’s toy drive which supplied toys for over 1,000 families during the holiday season. The coalition’s mission to improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities for African American males throughout the Greater Chicago area.
WORLD OF CHOCOLATE
Event Overview: World of Chocolatetransformed the Great Hall at Union Station into a decadent adventure. Treated to the sweet and savory chocolate creations made by chefs, chocolatiers and caterers from all over the city of Chicago, The AIDS Foundation of Chicago created a wonderful event to celebrate World AIDS Day. All guests received a “Spread the World” chocolate bar and instant ticket as their parting gift.
PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE MLK BREAKFAST
Event Overview: In support of MS research, the Illinois Lottery teamed up with the MS Society to sponsor its annual “Women on the Move Luncheon,” an educational and fundraising event. This year’s “Women on the Move” speaker was Justine Fedak. Guests received a free instant ticket with the purchase of a MS Project instant ticket.
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY LAND OF LINCOLN TELETHON
Event Overview: United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services to infants, children and adults with disabilities in 27 counties throughout Central Illinois. UCP Land of Lincoln hosted its annual telethon on Sunday, January 26, raising more than $360,000. Lottery volunteers were honored to help answer phones and present a check to the organization.
DUSABLE MUSEUM, 12 YEARS A SLAVE SCREENING
Event Overview: To celebrate Black History Month the IL Lottery sponsored a screening and discussion of the award winning film, 12 Years A Slave. Avis LaVelle offered opening remarks and a welcome from the Lottery. More than 300 individuals from the community attended the screening. Following the screening, the DuSable Museum dissected the director’s depiction of the true story from enslavement to freedom.
NAVY PIER BLACK HISTORY MONTH RECOGNITION
Event Overview: In celebration of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Navy Pier presented an afternoon of dance. Various styles of Black American Dances throughout history were brought to life by the famous M.A.D.D. (Making A Difference Dancing) Rhythms Tap Academy. Over 1,000 individuals attended.