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Chicago Auto Show Gives Back

Posted by: Mary Perisin

The Chicago Auto Show stays true to its roots by holding an annual food drive for a local charity, A Safe Haven. From February 12 to the 14th, if show-goers bring in three cans of food they receive a $6 entrance pass. This has been a successful partnership for over 17 years, collecting over 300,000 pounds of food.

It amazes me to see the Auto Show never forget their own local community in need even despite all of the luxurious, imported cars being shown. It is impressive and admirable the way that the show is able to display the glamorous but also address the not so glamorous. It came from a realization that there are so many Chicagoans that are homeless and hopeless.

A Safe Haven is a non-profit that helps the homeless overcome their struggles and establish themselves in the community. It not only affects individuals but also whole families and neighborhoods. The Auto Show acknowledged this growing problem almost two decades ago and this food drive has since been one of the largest contributing efforts for A Safe Haven.

 

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