The Back to School Cookout has been our signature event since 2008 and features a day of Food, Fun, Games, Music, and Prizes for our neighborhood children and their families.
We take pride in being able to provide our community with educational resources, and a message that promotes education, strong families, and unity.
Our goal each year is to provide at least 100 students with a bag of school supplies and I'm proud to say that this year we not only reached our goal of 100 students we were also able to Donate 25 bags to the students of Carrie Jacobs Bond Elementary School.
We thank Business Manager Don Finn and the Local 134 membership for their support as well as our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partnerships.
September - We are pleased to report that in the month of September the Chicago Chapter kicked off it's Home Stretch GOTV Effort by Hosting the Local 134 Summer Monthly Pre- Meeting Cookout. While Hosting this event it gave us an opportunity to launch our GOTV Campaign leading up to the November Midterm Elections.
In addition to engaging our Local Union Brothers and Sisters about getting out the vote we promoted our GOTV Slogan " Don't Just Register!" "Don't Just Vote!" "Get Involved!" We engaged our Local Union through t-shirt sales and voter education urging our membership to become actively involved in phone banking, door knocking, and voter registration.
Our GOTV Campaign will continue up to and beyond the 2020 Presidential Election.
October - The Chicago Chapter October activities included the final coordination and planning for the upcoming International Day of Service on November 17, 2018.
Our coordination effort was able to secure commitments and sponsorship for 5 community outreach projects which include outreach to the Veteran community, the less fortunate and homeless community, and 3 community organizations where we will be providing minor electrical installations and repairs. We look forward to giving back this November!