December truly is “the most wonderful time of the year!” Filled with treasured moments with family and friends, good food, vacation days, and the occasional thoughtful gift wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be walking around with a smile on their face. As we all know however, far too many people, many of which are children, have to go without this season. Without food. Without presents. Without even a coat to keep them warm during our crazy cold winter.
Which is where Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood comes in. He knows people are struggling, but instead of ignoring the problem, he’s choosing to help remedy it. Through his Wood Family Foundation, Kerry, along with his wife Sarah, will be doing their part to give back to Chicago kids this December. Working to improve the lives of children in and around Chicago, the Wood family is hopeful the efforts of the WFF will put more than a few smiles on the faces of families in need this winter.
December 21st will prove to be a busy day for Kerry and Sarah. From 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the Woods will be at the Plaza alongside NBC-5 partnering with both the station and Telemundo, greeting donors as they collect new or used coats for families in need.
From Michigan Ave. to West Hirsch St. where the WFF and its volunteers will transform the gym at Humboldt Elementary, a 100% low income school, into a “Winter Wonderland” with Kerry and Sarah distributing gifts of coats and toys to each student.
“Sarah and I are thrilled to be able to give back this time of year. We started the Wood Family Foundation to support Chicago children and struggling families. This time of year is about giving and we hope to inspire others to do the same.”
Want to join Kerry and Sarah in their quest to help Chicago’s children? Visit WoodFamilyFoundation.org where coats and toys can be donated through December 16th.
Good people. Good things. Great opportunities to give!