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Community News: 12.07.18

Bears rookies visited I Grow Chicago on the city's South Side to help decorate for Christmas.

The Bears organization continually participates in and works with special events, organizations and charities to help the community. Here are just some of the events players, coaches and staff took part in off the field during the week of December 3.

Rookie Rally
Bears Rookies visited I Grow Chicago in Englewood to decorate and spread holiday cheer. Bears Care and the Chicago Bears, through the NFL Foundation, recently donated over $80,000 to provide financial support for the rehabilitation process of their properties. Through this donation, I Grow Chicago can expand their Peace Campus to include a Family Resource House, which aims to empower, educate and employ women and mothers to become community leaders. During cons

Bears School Outreach
Through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players Patrick O'Donnell, Cody Parkey, Adrian Amos and Pat Scales visited various Chicago Public Schools to speak with students who are part of the Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) and Working on Womanhood (W.O.W.) programs. The B.A.M. program focuses on six core values, including Integrity, Accountability, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Visionary Goal Setting, and Respect for Womanhood. W.O.W. focuses on five core values, including Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Healthy Relationships, Visionary Goal Setting, and Leadership. The Bears School Outreach Program concluded its 20th season in 2017.


Coat Giveaway
Linebacker Roquan Smith distributed new winter coats to 225 students at St. Malachy School in Chicago. The coats were provided by The Dreambuilders Foundation.


Doby's Dream Foundation 
Through his charity, Doby's Dream Foundation, Deon Bush visited kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County. He has visited the Club in the past and continues to spend time with the children.

Bears WR Allen Robinson II took a group of local kids Christmas shopping.

Shopping with Allen
Wide receiver Allen Robinson II hosted 40 kids from Kantz Boys & Girls Club for a shopping spree. He helped the children find great gifts for themselves and others at DICK'S Sporting Goods in Chicago.

Toy Drive
Fans dropped off new and unwrapped toys for the Care for Real Toy Drive and met linebacker Nick Kwiatkowki. All toys will benefit the Care for Real Toy Drive. Additionally, Nick will host a holiday shopping day later in the month

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