2nd Inaugural Light Up Lawndale

This Event is coming back in its second year.
We will be Light-ing Up Lawndale with the holiday lights again for the second year.  The funds raised will be used for hanging holiday lights on Douglas Blvd and Roosevelt Rd critical corridors in the Lawndale area to help bring holiday cheer.
We will be extending the holiday cheer to all that may want to participate in the holiday cheer by decorating their homes.
There was an overwhelming request for holiday lights and toys for children last year due to the loss of jobs caused by COVID-19.

As a community, we want to come together as we have done before to illustrate the profound UNITY that the Lawndale Community has to offer with this “Light Up Lawndale” Event. 
Especially since COVID-19 has hit so hard and has left MOST OF US INDOORS!!!!
We want to have something to help those going and enduring the COVID-19 with a little Holiday Cheer, with Lights!!!!!! NOT JUST ANY LIGHTS!!!!!
Light Up Lawndale is one of a series of events used as pillars to bring about a positive change in Lawndale. We are attempting to help reduce crime up and down Douglass Blvd while uniting and empowering the neighborhood and bringing about an encouraging change that transcends generations. We are making Lawndale Great Again!!!! One Event at a time. 

Won’t you come to be part of history in the making!!!!  
We are excited about this Event......
LIGHT UP LAWNDALE, where many LAWNDALEANZ are going to be letting their lights shine!!!!!!! 
Won’t you come to be a part of the rebuilding, reshaping, and restoration of Lawndale? 

The purpose of this GoFundMe is to raise funds to install festive lights on over 600 trees and 150 light poles on Douglas Blvd in the Lawndale Community. 

We believe that this would be a GREAT gesture and  time to exhibit “UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.” 
Lawndale has had many TRIUMPHS that have been accomplished in Lawndale both historically and recently.   
1. The renaming of Doulas Park to Douglas” s” Park 
2. Bike the Blvd (Biking the legendary and memorable blocks of Lawndale where history was written and made and still being established) 
3. the opening of the Peace Garden at Stone Temple Baptist Church houses a neighborhood refrigerator, and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once visited and preached at 4. To Martin Luther King, Jr. living in Lawndale   
This Event keeps putting the UMPH back in TRI “UMPH” and making history for Lawndaleanz and in the Lawndale Community. It’s our mission to bring inspiration, hope, and Unity within the Lawndale Community by partnering with neighbors, groups, and non-profit organizations to provide decorations along Douglass Boulevard. 

This Event will take place several days through the Holiday Season, starting on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, and the lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 18th, 2021.

This day will be filled with the Lawndale community neighbors, groups, and non-profit organizations volunteering and communing with each other AND ADHERING TO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL THAT HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE BY THE MAYOR AND GOVERNOR while hanging the lights of Unity and hope.

There will be light refreshments, raffles, and other surprises for the community of Lawndale.  

A list of lights that are needed can be found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1UNV8JEXKKW3E/ref=cm_wl_huc_view.

Link to sign up to volunteer with the community:

We need your support as we embark upon an experience like no other. 
Would you consider supporting our annual “Light Up Lawndale” event?
If so, please consider making your financial contribution today!
We can also use an extra set of helping hands.

No gift is too small.
Help us as we help to bring inspiration, hope, and Unity in the Lawndale COMM “UNITY.” 
Please feel free to send all inquiries to [email redacted].

Donations (34)

  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Dr Dennis Deer LCPC
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $18 
    • 2 yrs
  • Bob Konold
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Susan Garchie-Plaster
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs


Princess Shaw
Chicago, IL

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