Through the spirit of giving we can transform a community. As a former resident of the Altgeld Garden and Roseland Community, an economically challenged community in Chicago, Illinois, I’ve been giving an opportunity to give back to the communities like the one I grew up in. The Foundation provides support programs and experiences that will improve the circumstances of children and families that need assistance and financial support to better their lives.
Christmas in the 9th Ward
Christmas in the 9th Ward toy giveaway is held in Roseland and Altgeld Gardens on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. The program is for children and their families to promote the spirit of giving and making sure they have a joyful Christmas. All children in the family receive toys that are not only fun but promote education and family interaction. This incredible event will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd, Chicago, Illinois from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm RSVP by 11/11/16. Click here to sponsor this event
Christmas H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel)
Christmas H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel) is a toy giveaway event for the economically challenged children of Evanston. The program reaches out in the spirit of giving to help our children and their families have a positive experience and joy for the Holidays. This amazing event will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn – 1818 Maple Avenue – Evanston, IL from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm RSVP by 11/28/16. We anticipate giving toys and gifts to over 250 children and their families. Click here to sponsor this event
The Heart of Christmas
A toy giveaway is held in Peoria. Children and parents alike come out to participate in a worthwhile community event. All children receive toys as we promote the spirit of giving in a community that is suffering from slow to no economic growth.This magical event will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Gateway Building in the Grand Ballroom, 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, Illinois RSVP by 12/11/15. Click here to sponsor this event
Food Pantry for SENSE
The foundation provides food to children and their families in a community that has 93%- 95% of residents living below the poverty level. The pantry is open twice a month, in the morning when the children are dropped off to school and in the afternoon when they are picked up.
Kids Winter Warm Ups
Hats and gloves are provided to children that need to stay warm for the winter. The mission of Universal Agape Foundation is to provide programs and experiences to improve the quality of life for underserved children and their families.
Dove Recovery House
The recovery house provides supportive transitional housing for women recovering from substance abuse. Universal Agape Foundation sponsored a Christmas event for Dove Recovery House for Women, Inc. The Foundation provided Christmas gifts to the women and children staying at the house.