Youth From At Risk Communities Give To The Homeless On Christmas Eve- The 4th Annual Gift of Warmth

On December 24, 2012 , Green Light Movement Youth will visit Matthew House to provide entertainment, gift bags and serve lunch to the homeless on 37th & Indiana in Chicago.
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Dec. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- On December 24, 2012 , Members of Green Light Movement will go to Matthew House for the 4th Annual Gift of Warmth giving basic winter garments to those in need.

Jnan and other members of the GreenLight Movement will visit Matthew House located at 3722 S. Indiana Ave., in Chicago,to provide gift bags, provide entertainment and serve lunch to the homeless.

Green Light Movement is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to eliminate violence through community service. They accomplish this goal through the development of various community based programs for teens and young adults. The majority of the organization’s programs are designed around hip-hop music. This is purposely done as a way of attracting people to the programs and engaging them in positive activities. Through the organization’s various programs and activities they work to instill a since of community pride while empowering the participants with the resources and skills they need to become responsible and productive members of their community.  

In November of 2009 the organization was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization, in the State of Illinois, and on Christmas Eve of that year undertook its first project, the Gift of Warmth, which is a program that provides winter garments and a warm meal to the homeless families and individuals in need.  Since that time the organization has continued the distribution of winter garments each Christmas Eve, while also developing programs specifically targeting the youth of the community and working to provide them with non-violent alternatives through community service. Programs like the Young Entrepreneurs program focuses on Core Curriculum, bolstering the tools needed to prepare youth for college, career, and basic life skills by increasing their proficiency in literacy and math while putting those basic principles into action through real life applications.  Although the focus is on teens and young adults, specifically individuals between the age of 11 and 24, the programs are open to anyone in the community who would like to get involved.

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