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Chicago Nativity Scene

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The Chicago Nativity Scene Needs Your Support
The Chicago Nativity Scene is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Chicago Nativity Scene Committee has displayed a beautiful life-sized Nativity in Chicago's Daley Plaza for nearly 40 years with support from individuals like you. We are planning for the future. The current level of support does not sustain a plan for the future to ensure the Nativity remains on display for future generations to experience, nor cover the escalating expenses. Presently, the Committee seeks to create a reserve fund.
 
Background: Nativity Scene Costs
Chicago’s winter weather — rain, snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures — has taken its toll on the statues, many of which need to be replaced. Specific examples of anticipated costs include repair and maintenance of the statues, crèche, wood railings, wood platforms, and kneeler — some of which are indeed nearly 40 years old. Statues need repainting, rotted wood must be replaced, and the structure must be inspected to ensure safety for all. Additionally, costs have increased significantly. Daley Plaza rent escalated greatly this year. Other costs include statue repair/maintenance, insurance, as well as storage and moving expenses.
 
Please support the Chicago Nativity Scene so it remains one of the most beautiful in the world. Become a Sustaining Funder and help keep Christ in Christmas for generations to come. See below for Sustaining Funder information. 
 
Below are examples of Nativity statues in need of repair, including the Blessed Mother, Joseph, and a Wise Man.


 


Much of the wood and wiring of the Nativity needs to be repaired or replaced.


Members of the all-volunteer "God Squad" assemble and erect the Nativity Scene.



Become a Sustaining Funder
Join the “God Squad” to ensure the Nativity Scene is displayed in Chicago’s downtown now and for future generations. Create a Family Legacy Gift for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Please remember the Chicago Nativity Scene in your bequests.

Holy Family  $10,000/year for 5 years ($50,000)
Angel          $5,000/year for 5 years ($25,000)
Shepherd     $2,500/year for 5 years ($12,500)
Wise Men     $1,000/year for 5 years ($5,000)

Sustaining Funders will be recognized at the Nativity Scene and on the Nativity Scene’s website, www.chicagonativityscene.com

All levels of donations are welcome and appreciated. Chicago Nativity Scene is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Donate here at GoFundMe.com, or make checks payable to Chicago Nativity Scene.
The address is 9 South Elmhurst Rd, #444, Prospect Heights IL 60070.  
Contact Ed O’Malley, Chairman of the Nativity Scene Committee with any questions (847-894-6315).
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    • $50 
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  • Anonymous
    • $10 
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  • Kate O'Malley
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Nativity Scene Committee
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Prospect Heights, IL

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