Kids, parents and grandparents turned out in their Sunday best for the ninth annual Sweet Home Chicago holiday brunch at the Four Seasons (120 E. Delaware) on Dec. 9. With almost half of the 480 guests under age 10, it was a family-friendly day spent building gingerbread houses and visiting with Santa, but most importantly raising money for WINGS, an organization that provides women and children of domestic violence a safe haven to get back on their feet. With the help of honorary chairs Tom and Cece Ricketts and many of their philanthropic friends, including John and Rita Canning, Steve and Nancy Crown, Jim and Ellen O’Connor and Ron and Christina Gidwitz, this was a record-setting year; the event raised more than $600,000.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Ramzi Dreessen