MADE Magazine Issue 8 - Page 65

CLICK TO SEE MORE OF THE EVENT SUBSCRIBE the word about the initiative to his personal network and eventually reached out to community organizers in Chicago. That led him to connecting with representatives from a local park district who helped secure expensive permits, apply for grants and raise money through his GoFundMe campaign. However, the bulk of expenses were self-funded. TO OUR EMAIL LIST “It’s been extremely challenging financially, but we’re making great progress,” he said. #THETAKEBACK SUMMER ‘16 This year, a little older and wiser, Hasani said the program is going to be bigger than ever with more scholarships handed out, more activities and more people in attendance compared to the last two years. “This is something our city desperately needed and they’ve embraced #TheTakeBack with open arms,” he said. “It’s time to give kids the summer they deserve and we’re doing our part to rally everyone who wants to help give them that.” This year, #TheTakeBack 2016 will happen on Saturday, August 6 at Ellis Park on 3700 South Cottage Grove from 12pm to 5pm. Those looking to volunteer, donate or sign up their young kids to participate in free activities for the day can visit TheTakeBackChi.org. CLICK HERE