Black-owned streetwear brand funds scholarships for low-income students in Chicago

Black-owned streetwear brand funds scholarships for low-income students in Chicago

CHICAGO — Gratitude Chicago is a Black-owned streetwear model that donates a portion of its income to a number of group causes.Brothers Nicholas and Malcolm Fox teamed up with their fraternity brother, Darick Anderson Jr., in 2019 to construct Gratitude Chicago primarily based on their collective love of streetwear, footwear and giving again to the group.

“The purpose of Gratitude Chicago is to evangelise the significance and train the definition of gratitude,” Malcolm mentioned.

“We attempt to join Chicago and the group and primarily Black and brown individuals in every part that we do,” mentioned Nick.

“Gratitude Chicago goes to be the largest model popping out of Chicago. Not solely on the street trend sense, however the contact,” Anderson added.

The Gratitude Chicago workforce has developed partnerships with Foot Locker, secured $30,000 in scholarship funds for Chicago Public Faculties college students and headed a marketing campaign that raised over $17,000 to create a STEM division at Wendell Phillips Academy Excessive Faculty.

“To undergo the processes that we did to make it out of the communities that we did, and perceive what these trials and tribulations appear to be. I believe it is our job to present again to the group that constructed us,” Nicholas mentioned.

As members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Included, these two South Siders and West Aspect native say their purpose is to elevate as they climb and contribute to the neighborhoods they arrive from.

“Us all being Omega males it actually helped us domesticate by way of how we construction our enterprise and construction how we do issues. You develop up with lots of people however you by no means actually will get skilled issues like this at this degree, together with your closest buddies So us having the ability do that or simply have the ability to be seen on completely different platforms collectively, it is a blessing,” Anderson mentioned.

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