Saturday, March 26, 2011

Walking The Runway To Benefit Uptown

High fashion merged with high regard for Chicago’s Uptown community at the annual Chicago Uptown Ministry Luncheon and Fashion Show. The March 19th event brought more than 325 fashionistas together to view the latest spring fashions and resulted in more than $40,000 being raised to help support families through programs such as Chicago Uptown Ministry’s food pantry, after school/summer school programs, ESL classes for those needing to improve their language skills and counseling services for those facing addictions and other challenges.

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) President and CEO Gene Svebakken noted that, “Chicago Uptown Ministry is a very important social ministry because it serves some of the most vulnerable people who often have very limited options in their lives.” Chicago Uptown Ministry Executive Director Emily Jackson also spoke about those who receive assistance from Chicago Uptown Ministry, highlighting the summer programs available for children in the Uptown community. To read more about the work of Chicago Uptown Ministry, go to

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