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Dreams for Kids Partners with AthletiCo for Volunteer Service Day

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Chicago-based non-profit and AthletiCo employees team up to beautify Chicago public school on August 15

Dreams for Kids, a Chicago-based non-profit, will partner with AthletiCo for AthletiCo’s Inaugural Volunteer Service Day on Sunday, August 15.  Dreams for Kids is a volunteer-based children’s charity that empowers youth living in poverty and those with disabilities to help others in their communities.

During AthletiCo’s service day, close to 200 employees and their families will have the opportunity to collaborate with local youth, students, and school administration on a beautification project at Frank W. Reilly Elementary School in Chicago.  Beautification projects include landscaping projects, painting projects, restoring a gymnasium, and cleaning the inside of the school.  In addition, AthletiCo employees will hold a jean day fundraiser to support the school’s athletic department.

“Dreams for Kids is honored to partner with AthletiCo, a true role model in community leadership,” says Tom Tuohy, president and founder of Dreams for Kids, “Together, we will be able to reach hundreds of deserving youth.”

AthletiCo’s president and founder, Mark Kaufman, believes that partnering with Dreams for Kids on this community service project will not only impact the students and staff at Frank W. Reilly Elementary School, but it will also impact AthletiCo employees as they discover what a difference volunteering can make on both a personal and community level.

“Our employees continually express the desire for volunteer opportunities they can participate in with their co-workers and families,” says Kaufman.  “Dreams for Kids is an exceptional organization that has positively impacted disadvantaged youth by giving them the opportunity to make a difference in their communities.”

EVENT DETAILS

What:    Dreams for Kids/AthletiCo Volunteer Service Day
When:   Sunday, August 15 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Where:  Frank W. Reilly Elementary School
               3650 W. School Street
               Chicago, IL  60618

ABOUT DREAMS FOR KIDS
Founded in 1989, Dreams for Kids is a volunteer-based non-profit children’s charity that breaks down social barriers and ends the isolation of at-risk youth.  Dreams for Kids is empowering youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard.  The most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give, and they are the solution – not the problem.

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