Black Men United, Treasurer Maria Pappas and Candace Jordan to Give ‘Random Kindness Gifts’ This Father’s Day on Michigan Avenue

Pastor John Harrell, President of Black Men United, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and media personality Candace Jordan will participate in a Father’s Day giveaway on North Michigan Avenue this Sunday, June 19.

The giveaway will take place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street. Some of the unique gifts they will be handing out include: air fryers, car battery chargers, cell phone chargers, handheld massagers, humidifiers and small ice makers.

“It’s part of Black Men United’s mission,” Harrell said. “Giving back to the community. I am delighted to join Treasurer Pappas and Candace for this special gift. »

“Fathers are undervalued in our society,” Pappas said. “It’s just a small way to honor them on their special day.”

Black Men United is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the narrative of the black community and bringing hope by building bridges in communities across America. Harrell is also pastor of Proviso Missionary Baptist Church in Maywood.

The Treasurer’s Office has partnered with Black Men United in the past. Last month, Pappas was one of the local leaders who helped pack three trucks with food and aid for residents of Buffalo, New York, following the mass shooting. in a grocery store. In March, Pappas joined the organization to send aid to Ukraine.

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