Warmest Winter is a seasonal initiative inspiring others through service.
SocialWorks’ Warmest Winter aims to raise awareness and provide relief for individuals experiencing homelessness and extreme hardship through service, events, donations, and direct supports.
Through Warmest Winter SocialWorks offers communities both a chance to serve others and take care of themselves by providing direct access to resources through our events A Night at the Museum and Taste for the Homeless. Warmest Winters is executed with citizens and businesses who believe in taking care of each other!
A Night At The Museum
A Night at the Museum is a family-fun holiday event allowing guests to explore the Museum of Science and Industry after-hours, engaging with 50+ event-only activations, performers, and more!
This event also serves as a donation hub for those experiencing homelessness. Last year, guests donated over 18,000 warming items affecting shelters across Chicago. A warming item can be a coat or a blanket, but it can also be a new deck of cards or an old MP3 player with charger and headphones. All donations received at the museum will directly impact those experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
An Event for Chicago’s Homeless
Taste for the Homeless was created after years of research, executed by Michael Airhart. While Michael action’s provided food and shelter, Michael noticed his contribution provided something bigger. A taste of compassion. A taste of concern. A taste of conversation and a taste of hope.
The Taste for the Homeless is an event showcasing the community available to the homeless, providing them a nurturing and inclusive environment to socialize and receive and seek much-needed materials.
Warming Items Collected*
*Items include Coats, Hats, Blankets, Gloves, Socks, Perishable Goods, & Hygiene Products
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