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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"
It's almost time for ‪#‎Hashtaglunchbag‬ Chicago!!! We offer a fun and easy way to volunteer a little of your time to help our city! We will be assembling and distributing 1000 lunches for Chicago's homeless community.

No registration needed and ALL AGES are encouraged to attend. As always, we grow when others help spread the message. Please ‪#‎REPOST‬ this flyer & tag your friends NOW! 

#Hashtaglunchbag ‪#‎LivingThroughGiving‬ ‪#‎HungerIsStupid‬ ‪#‎HashtaglunchbagChicago‬
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To celebrate the success of Hillshire's ‘Love It or We’ll Eat It’ guarantee, they partnered with #HashtagLunchbag Chicago back in June to make sandwiches for those in need. Visit SummerLoveIt.com to learn more!!

#Hashtaglunchbag   #Chicago  

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On Saturday August 29th join us as we set out to feed our city's homeless. For this month's event we will be focusing on the city's youth. The largest and most important safety net for homeless children & youth is the public school system, which provides both basic services as well as the education that is necessary to avoid poverty as adults.

Hashtaglunchbag Chicago wants to help those children in need by giving them school supplies to support their efforts. We hope to collect enough school supplies to last the entire school year. All supplies are accepted including (but not limited to) notebooks, pencils, pens, book bags, glue, crayons, highlighters, folders, index cards, rulers, sharpeners, and binders. 

We will be collecting and distributing the supplies to several shelters at our next #Hashtaglunchbag event, next Saturday at The Promontory (5311 S Lake Park Ave) on August 29th. The event starts at 9am. If you are willing to collect items are your business or office, please let us know. 

#BeABlessing #LivingThroughGiving #HashtaglunchbagChicago #HomelessNotHopeless #Chicago #RAKE #feedthehomeless #Hashtaglunchbag
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The last year and a half of my life I told myself something had to change. And though I may have taken steps backwards with regard to some things, the experience I’ve had with #hashtaglunchbag has pushed me to take steps forward. Being part of a movement like this has kept me humble through the trying times of these most recent months. I’ve even grown in a few of my creative talents (photography and video).

Thank you God for #hashtaglunchbag, and thank you friends / families / volunteers who have made this movement what it is. Whether you’re in LA or Chicago, NY, or any of the other cities where our presence is felt – I have nothing but respect and love for you.

#FeedingTheHomeless #Chicago #Hashtaglunchbag #HashtaglunchbagChicago
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Interesting read by Mark S. Luckie entitled, "What it’s actually like to be a Black employee at a tech company - 
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And here's a promotional piece from last month's event with Power 92! Love all the love we're getting here in Chicago. Stay tuned for additional promo pieces to come for this Saturday's event (Sept. 26th!)

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‪#‎Hashtaglunchbag‬ ‪#‎JoinTheMovement‬ ‪#‎HelpTheCity‬ Next Saturday, July 25th. "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."

Starting at a new time and a new location! We are extremely excited to have our movement at The Promontory in the Hyde Park. We will be making 1000 lunches to help feed the homeless of Chicago. We invite everyone out to help and all ages all welcome! ‪#hashtaglunchbagchicago‬ ‪#‎LivingThroughGiving‬ ‪#‎Chicago‬
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#hashtaglunchbag  Chicago had a huge turnout for the March event and here's a little bit of footage. Special thanks to Sawtooth for allowing us to use their location (sadly, they have closed their doors but they have an amazing team and we are so blessed to have crossed paths with them). Special thanks to all of our amazing volunteers who continue to make this such a huge success. The video from April is coming soon!!!!!!

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#hashtaglunchbag  Chicago had a huge turnout last month as the holiday spirit was definitely around us. Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers, the December event was a huge success.

We got to watch so many beautiful faces light up as they opened their gifts. Thanks to you Chicago, over 1,000 were fed and 400+ kids received gifts. 

And a special shout out #Hashtaglunchbag  founders (the originators)! 2 years, 60 cities, 5 continents and hundreds of thousands of fed people later, we continue to work to help others ❤️ #Hashtaglunchbag - and it all started with you!

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#HashtagLunchbag pays it forward by helping those who are hungry. We are proud to support the cause.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Advertising, 2007 - 2011
    Multicultural Advertising; Digital Media, PR Writing, Innovation & Creativity. Completed coursework in Urban Planning, with a focus on social inequalities/minority inclusion. Active board member for Students of Color in Advertising. P&G ‘ReadyU’ Brand Ambassador. Winter Abroad Program 2010 – Global Studies 298: Globalization & Urban Inequalities in Cape Town, South Africa. Studied persisting geographical and social inequalities in a post-apartheid society; took a comparative look at Cape Town communities in conjunction with studying socioeconomic disadvantages of some located in Chicago’s low-income communities.
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If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Georgia 1967
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Still living out my own story. 

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#UIllinois Alum. #NorthwesternU MPPA Grad Student. Digital Media Professional, Community Manager, Visuals guy for @htlbchicago, Rookie Web Dev'r @starterleague.
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Integrated Communications Professional
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Photography, Social Media, Writing, Editing, Researching, Media Correspondence, Public Speaking, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Service, Philanthropy, Volunteer Management, Community Outreach,
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  • Webb deVlam
    Communications Coordinator, 2013 - 2014
  • Webb deVlam
    Client Service, Jr. Acct. Exec. (Internship), 2012 - 2012
  • Edelman
    Media Analyst Intern, 2011 - 2011
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