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CD Peacock Partners With Foster Love to Support Chicago’s Foster Youth September 27, 2023 (0 comments)


Chicago, IL--CD Peacock has joined forces with Foster Love (formerly Together We Rise), a nonprofit organization devoted to improving children’s lives in the foster care system, CD Peacock donated 50 bicycles and 130 custom duffle bags to Chicago foster care centers.

During its annual chain-wide charity event, CD Peacock allocated a portion of sales to purchase kits to build bicycles and assemble duffle bags filled with childhood staples through Foster Love’s Build-a-Bike and Sweet Cases initiatives. When over a hundred boxes arrived at CD Peacock’s Oakbrook location, the Peacock employees formed teams and spent the day assembling bicycles and decorating and filling the Sweet Cases. The next day, the bikes were delivered to local foster children.

[Brandon Lawrence, C.D. Peacock director of Digital Marketing and Chelsea Holtzman Lawrence, VP Marketing and Communications]

Children in foster care need time just to be kids, and Bicycles are used as gifts because they offer childhood memories. Owning a bicycle can also help young kids develop confidence while having fun, and teen bikes ensure that these youth have access to personal transportation.

Foster Love’s Sweet Cases initiative provides duffel bags filled with a teddy bear, blanket, crayons, coloring book, and hygiene kit for children in foster care. Typically, these children are given trash bags to pack their belongings, making them feel disposable during one of the most difficult moments in their young lives.

“We are proud to support the initiatives of Foster Love as it continues our commitment to direct participation in our community. Children in the foster care system deserve to feel loved and supported and we are honored to play a small part in providing them with things that bring childhood joy,” said Chelsea Holtzman Lawrence, CD Peacock VP of Marketing and Communications.

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