Celebration of Success event

The league provides job training and employment for homeless people through its award-winning landscape program.

The league is inviting the public to attend its annual "Celebration of Success" in the coming week.

CCIL Director Judy McIntyre visits ABC7 Chicago to share more about the event and the beautiful artwork available for bidding there.


Join Chicago Christian Industrial League's Celebration of Success honoring Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State

Chicago, IL – May 7, 2008 – The Chicago Christian Industrial League (CCIL) invites the public to attend its Annual Celebration of Success event honoring Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State. Mayor Richard M. Daley will serve as Honorary Host of the event.

Past events have allowed auction-goers to bid on a brilliant visual display of celebrity-autographed, imaginatively painted terra cotta planters. This years guests can support CCIL's mission by bidding on original works of art created by CCIL residents and Chicago's promising artists. This celebration is a tribute to the beautiful flora lining the Magnificent Mile, Lake Shore Drive, LaSalle Street and other city boulevards stemming from CCIL's Landscaping Program. For more than 16 years, the Landscaping Program has provided successful job training and employment for homeless individuals.

Who: CCIL honors Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at its annual auction hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

What: 5th Annual Celebration of Success Auction – Bid on original works of art created by CCIL residents and some of Chicago's most promising artists

When: Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL

CCIL Executive Director Judy McIntyre states, "This event marks an exciting time for CCIL. We're delighted to honor Jesse White, who has been dedicated to community development. Our Landscape Program, an award-winning model that's been replicated throughout the country, continues to grow. Most importantly, this event is a threshold into sharing our upcoming Centennial activities that will be in full force come 2009."

Tickets are $150/person or $1,400/group of 10 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Chris Wiens at 773-435-8358 or cwiens@theleague.org

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