Those of you who have been XEX clients for a while may remember our annual holiday benefit parties. We have had over a dozen parties in the past, including large events at the Hard Rock Cafe and cut-a-thons at XEX. We also set aside a portion of proceeds each week to donate to those in need.
Due to the pandemic, we do not feel it’s safe to encourage large numbers of people to congregate in the salon. This year, we are asking you to help us help others by donating to charities helping those in need in our community. If you are able, we encourage you to donate to the following organizations:
XEX has donated a portion of our proceeds to Feeding America’s efforts to feed Chicago and the country’s hungry since we opened our doors. You helped us donate over 1,300,000 meals through our annual benefits and weekly donation programs to Feeding America.
Donate to Feeding America at www.feedingamerica.org.
The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. They act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. They also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer support for our neighbors to overcome poverty.
Donate to the Greater Chicago Food Deposity at www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
Founded in 2006 by Bancos de Alimentos de México, Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, and Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos, GFN now connects and empowers organizations in more than 40 countries that together distributed more than 2.6 billion meals to feed 40 million people.
Donate to the Global FoodBanking Network at www.foodbanking.org.
Thank you and Happy Holidays from the XEX family!