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‘Carnaval’ raises $440,000 to support Chicago Lights

Nearly 500 guests committed to aiding Chicago’s poorest came together for the Chicago Lights annual gala, “Carnaval,” at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago on Feb. 28.

For nearly half a century, Chicago Lights, a community outreach organization of Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, has been providing services and assistance to children, youth and adults facing the challenges of poverty. Its oldest endeavor, the Tutoring Program, began in 1964. The organization grew, expanded it’s programs, and took the name Chicago Lights in 2004. It has also been addressing problems of homelessness and hunger through programs like “the Door,” that started in 1984.

“It’s an organization that doesn’t just bring relief, it changes lives by breaking the chains of poverty,” said John Shonkwiler of Flossmor, event co-chairman. Carnaval raised close to $440,000. A portion of the proceeds go to the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center and the Center for Life and Learning at Fourth Church.

‘Carnaval’

Benefiting: Chicago Lights

Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Date: Feb. 28

Attended: 500

Raised: $440,000

Website: chicagolights.org

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