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Sweet Home Chicago

December 13, 2020

Join us for WINGS 17th Annual and first ever virtual Sweet Home Chicago family holiday brunch!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Time: enjoy at your leisure!

With the first priority being health and safety, we are planning an entirely virtual event format this year. The important things will stay the same – sharing holiday cheer and supporting families impacted by domestic violence, who need help now more than ever. But this year, we will be delivering the event to you! Sweet Home Chicago sponsor packages will be delivered to your home and will include brunch, treats and activities such as gingerbread house decorating, ornament decorating, virtual visits with Santa and K-9 Comfort Dogs, and a special one of a kind virtual music performance by Ralph’s World to enjoy with family and friends. Please note brunch delivery is only available within the Chicagoland area.

Click here to view our sponsorship packet.


Decorate your very own  Sweet Home Chicago gingerbread house and brighten the holidays for families impacted by domestic violence.

A bit of holiday history: For 17 years in December, hundreds of youngsters, who attend the Sweet Home Chicago benefit at The Four Seasons Chicago, have delighted in decorating their very own gingerbread house to take home. Since 2004, Sweet Home Chicago has raised $9.6 million to support WINGS safe houses, single family homes and apartments for two-year stays, counseling and other programs so domestic violence survivors can regain their independence.

Now, you can join too: This holiday, Sweet Home Chicago has moved to the homes of families, who support our mission. We invite you to join them by creating your own Sweet Home Chicago experience. Make a donation of $100 or more and as a thank you, we will send you our famous Sweet Home Chicago gingerbread house decorating kit from BBC Hollydays! Then, share photos and videos of your children’s creations at #SWEETHOMEFAMILIES and be entered in our decorating contest. Check out WINGS Facebook page for additional contest information.

Place your order no later than Monday, December 14, 2020, and BBC Hollydays will ship via UPS (anywhere within the United States) one or more gingerbread house kits to you or those on your gift list.  Every $100 qualifies you to receive 1 gingerbread house. Cost of shipping is included in your donation.

Suggested Donations:
$100 – A night of shelter and food
$200 – Eight boxes of diapers
$300 – 10 children’s therapy work books
$400 – Seven hours of parenting classes at Safe Houses
$500 – Cost of a new shelter bed
$1,000 – 16 hours of career training

For questions, please contact Nikki Katrodia at


Presenting Sponsors
BlueSpruce Foundation
Rita and John Canning
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Ann and Doug Grissom

Lead Sponsors
Anna and Greg Brown
Hasmik and Vahe Dombalagian
Lindy and Mike Keiser
Emmy and Robert King
Andrew J. McKenna
Peggy and Richard Notebaert
Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Gingerbread Sponsors
Sarah Blessing and Matt Raino
The Ford Family
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dorothy and Jack Jiganti
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and the Banich Family
Kathy and Tom Lanctot
Andrew J. McKenna
Northwestern Medicine
Meghan and Matt Norton
Ellen and James O’Connor

Gum Drop Sponsors
Adams Street Partners LLC
The Boler Company
Rachel Cantor
Ernst & Young LLP
Paula and Peter Fasseas
Christina and Ronald Gidwitz Charitable Foundation
Lavin Family Foundation

Candy Cane Sponsors
Kristina and Larry Baker
Brodsky Family Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Elizabeth and Matt Denison
Edwardson Family Foundation
Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds
Evelyn and Bob McCullen
Rachel and Scott Pasquini
The Quinn Family
Maria and Jason Shideler
Sheila King Marketing + Public Relations


December 13, 2020