When it comes to Chicago may want to highlight all of the negative numbers that plague the city’s representation as of late but not the events that go on the in the city to promote the promise of tomorrow. One of such events was Dream Big, Give Big held on the westside, which was hosted by Timberland and Dream Town.
Dream Town has served the Chicago community with the hottest in fashion from streetwear to sneakers for decades and Timberland is a staple to the city as a go-to outfitter for attire in the brutal winters. Together, they gave back to the community hosting families from across the city in a back-to-school event that brought together the essentials of music, food, and fun.
Dream Big, Give Big did exactly what the title suggests. During the course of the event, there was a panel bringing in creatives from the Chicago community to speak on their experiences and inspire those to further their education and not have any fear into reaching for their dreams. On hand for the panel providing information to participants were GLC, singer-songwriter Kaye Fox, Gabe, host of B96 radio, Alan Brothers of the Remix Project and Brandon Breaux who has created artwork for Chance the Rapper, Drake and more.
Giveaways for the day included vegan food prepared by Via Rose to promote alternative eating and healthy lifestyles, free haircuts to make sure students had a proper cut for class, and more fun with face painting and a balloon animal station. There was also the opportunity to win customized editions of Timberlands in a raffle from artists like Van of Black Ink Crew Chicago, Jas Peterson and more.
Guests also received the opportunity to win new Timberlands from their fall line, bookbags with cool supplies and more. The Timberlands that were a part of giveaways and on sale at the location and across the country are from their Flyroam Collection, a perfect addition to your closet for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
The raffle benefits Association House of Chicago and their efforts to provide services throughout the Chicago community. Since 1899, Association House has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives. It is one of the oldest “settlement houses” in Chicago originally designed to provide relief and guidance to new immigrants. Today, Association House is a vital resource to under-served, multicultural communities, providing collaborative programs in English and Spanish.
Dream town aims to create more opportunities in the future for children in the community they reside and hope to provide positive outreach to the city in the future.