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This Week In The Community: 12.13.19

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The Bears and Bears Care continued making an impact in the community through service and support of several community organizations and partners.  

Meijer Shopping Spree: Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago had the opportunity to join Patrick Scales and Roy Robertson-Harris at Meier of Rolling Meadows for dinner and shopping. The players helped kids shop for presents thanks to a gift card from Meijer.

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Hugo Boss: Bears alums and Bears Care board members Jerry Azumah and Gary Fencik, joined Buster Skrine and Taylor Gabriel at Hugo Boss in Chicago for an evening of shopping for charity. A percentage of the in-store sales from the evening benefited Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears.

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Holiday Giving: Head Coach Matt Nagy and his family delivered gifts and joined families for a meal at the House of Peace in North Chicago. The House of Peace Shelter, in partnership with Catholic Charities, provides a secure, temporary residence for Latina women and children suffering from domestic violence. Our vision is to provide a haven for healing and build the foundation for successful independence for families.

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Rookie Rally: Chicago Bears 2019 Rookies helped decorate I Grow Chicago's Peace House and Family Resource House. Over the last two years, Bears staff and players have volunteered at I Grow on numerous occasions. Additionally, Bears Care and the Bears, through the NFL Foundation, have provided $150,000 in grants to I Grow for the construction of the Family Resource House and to fund capacity building initiatives, including the development of the Nature Playlot.

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Mini Monsters Clinics: The Bears hosted Special Olympics Illinois athletes for a Mini Monsters Clinic brought to you by Advocate Health Care. Charles Leno Jr. helped the kids run through football drills at the clinic in the Walter Payton Center. So far this year, more than 10,000 kids have participated in Mini Monsters Clinics, which is a free 90-minute youth program that stresses the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and proper hydration through fun, non-contact football drills.

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