January 13, 2006 - On December 22nd the Chicago Bulls players took advantage of
a night off and attended a Chicago Bulls and Illinois Department of Children and
Family Services' (DCFS) holiday party for intact families that are serviced by
DCFS while their children remain in the home. Bulls stars Tyson Chandler and Chris
Duhon were joined by team mascot Benny the Bull and Duhon's mother Vivian Harper
at the festivities held at Chicago Park District's Fosco Park.
with DCFS partners McDonald's Corporation, Harlem Irving Plaza, Dominick's Finer
Foods and the Chicago Bulls, DCFS organized an evening of entertainment, fine
dining and gifts for the many Chicago families it services. McDonald's Corporation
and Harlem Irving Plaza were honored by DCFS, for their generous donation of holiday
gifts, with framed artwork created by Illinois foster children that participate
in the S.O.A.R program. The DCFS program encourages children and youth to participate
in arts and crafts activities.
every child, the children in families that DCFS serves want to experience all
that the holidays symbolize -- having fun, being in the company of those who care,
and having a positive outlook for the future. We're thankful for the generosity
of our corporate partners to help make these wishes a reality," said DCFS
Director Bryan Samuels.
line with its year-round commitment to give back to the city of Chicago, the Chicago
Bulls participated in numerous other events to share the joy of the holiday season
with Chicagoans in need.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services