LULAC Chicago, P&G Provide Toys to Children in Need

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsLocal Chicago Council for Education #5238 of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was awarded over $5,000 for toys benefitting children in need. This award was a result of the local council’s holiday toy drive and participation in a national Facebook campaign sponsored by Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Orgullosa Companies throughout December 2012. For every “Like” generated on the Orgullosa Facebook page, P&G donated $1, (up to $30,000), to be distributed amongst participating LULAC Councils in four cities nationwide, Chicago being one of them.

LULAC distributed close to 900 toys at Chicago Commons, Paulo Freire Family Center on Tuesday to a packed room of happy children. “We are thankful to P&G and LULAC for choosing Chicago Commons to participate in the Orgullosa program,” said Dan Valliere, executive director of Chicago Commons. “We work with nearly 1,000 children in Pilsen, Back of the Yards, and West Humboldt Park. It is encouraging to see the investment in families living and working in these communities.”

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