Grant A Wish, Inc

Grant A Wish, Inc Grant A Wish, Inc is a not for profit, tax exempt. 501 (c) (3) organization that grants wishes to needy. disabled and abused children, since 1981.

Grant A Wish operates 5 programs and we are looking for supporters and volunteers to help out. We are in our 35th year of providing for economically disadvantaged families in the greater Chicagoland area. We are doing our best to provide " Gifts That make A Difference "

Operating as usual

Grant A Wish Food Program...
11/01/2021

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Grant A Wish Food Program Volunteer...
11/01/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program Volunteer...

Grant A Wish Food Program Volunteer...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
11/01/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

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Grant A Wish Food Program...
11/01/2021

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Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Children & Family Center...
11/01/2021

Grant A Wish Children & Family Center...

Grant A Wish Children & Family Center...

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...
11/01/2021

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...

I waited to post this, but I had the fortunate opportunity to meet & talk to Mr. Timuel Black 2 years ago for a short pe...
10/24/2021

I waited to post this, but I had the fortunate opportunity to meet & talk to Mr. Timuel Black 2 years ago for a short period of time he was 101 years old. A Black Historian, Activist, and a Cultural Icon. He also was an educator and the author of a variety of books about black experiences in life. Most of us will not get the opportunity to live to be 101 or 103 when he passed on October 13, 2021. He was an inspiration and still is an inspiration to me to the understanding about living as long as your mind, body, and soul will allow. To be grateful for life and to live this life require skill and a high level of motivation. Mr. Timuel Dixon Black Jr. was born on December 7, 1918, in Birmingham, Alabama. Black's great-grandparents were slaves and his grandparents were born as slaves and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation; his parents were sharecroppers. Black described his father, Timuel Dixon Black Sr. and mother, Mattie (née McConner) as having taken part in the Great Migration. In his memoir, Sacred Ground, Black writes that his parents "migrated twice." Their first move was "from tenant farms where they chopped cotton to the market town of Florence, Alabama, and then on from there to the city of Birmingham," where his "daddy worked for Bessemer Steel." Their second migration was to Chicago in order "to be able to fight back against white attackers, to get better jobs and be able to vote and to get a better education for their children. In the course of life, we should value people, places, and things and to learn from the journeys of others who have passed this way before our birth. Mr. Black leaves behind a piece of his life in his writings, so take pleasure in seeing things through his eyes...

I waited to post this, but I had the fortunate opportunity to meet & talk to Mr. Timuel Black 2 years ago for a short period of time he was 101 years old. A Black Historian, Activist, and a Cultural Icon. He also was an educator and the author of a variety of books about black experiences in life. Most of us will not get the opportunity to live to be 101 or 103 when he passed on October 13, 2021. He was an inspiration and still is an inspiration to me to the understanding about living as long as your mind, body, and soul will allow. To be grateful for life and to live this life require skill and a high level of motivation. Mr. Timuel Dixon Black Jr. was born on December 7, 1918, in Birmingham, Alabama. Black's great-grandparents were slaves and his grandparents were born as slaves and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation; his parents were sharecroppers. Black described his father, Timuel Dixon Black Sr. and mother, Mattie (née McConner) as having taken part in the Great Migration. In his memoir, Sacred Ground, Black writes that his parents "migrated twice." Their first move was "from tenant farms where they chopped cotton to the market town of Florence, Alabama, and then on from there to the city of Birmingham," where his "daddy worked for Bessemer Steel." Their second migration was to Chicago in order "to be able to fight back against white attackers, to get better jobs and be able to vote and to get a better education for their children. In the course of life, we should value people, places, and things and to learn from the journeys of others who have passed this way before our birth. Mr. Black leaves behind a piece of his life in his writings, so take pleasure in seeing things through his eyes...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Baby program...

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...

Grant A Wish Peace Wall...

Grant A Wish Making Improvements...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Making Improvements...

Grant A Wish Making Improvements...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Center...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Organization...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Organization...

Grant A Wish Organization...

Grant A Wish Baby Program Donation Pickup...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Baby Program Donation Pickup...

Grant A Wish Baby Program Donation Pickup...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Director of the Grant A Wish School Program, Ms. Alesondjre (Allie) Knoble...
10/22/2021

Director of the Grant A Wish School Program, Ms. Alesondjre (Allie) Knoble...

Director of the Grant A Wish School Program, Ms. Alesondjre (Allie) Knoble...

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...

Grant A Wish Parking Pad...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Parking Pad...

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Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Center...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

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Grant A Wish Baby Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Food Program...

Grant A Wish Center...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Center...

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...

Grant A Wish Peace Garden...

Grant A Wish President & Director of the Grant A Wish School Program...
10/22/2021

Grant A Wish President & Director of the Grant A Wish School Program...

Grant A Wish President & Director of the Grant A Wish School Program...

Grant A Wish Baby Program...
10/22/2021

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Address

1136 E 93rd St
Chicago, IL
60619

General information

Grant A Wish, Inc is a not for profit, tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization that grants wishes to needy, disabled and abused children, since 1981. We operate a Wish, Baby, School, Food and Annual Holiday Gift Program.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5am
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(773) 977-8126

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A Message from Vital Thomas, President of Grant A Wish.

The founder of Grant A Wish, Inc Ms. Anne Blair was a dynamic inspirational African American woman, who had a big heart and always wanted to help those less fortunate. She worked with other organizations and groups to help champion causes to help the downtrodden and the poor people who just needed a helping hand. My name is Vital Thomas and Ms. Anne Blair was my mother founder of Grant A Wish. They say that the apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree. My mother was an inspiration to me to do what I am continuing in her memory & honor the mission of Grant A Wish, Inc. We all can and should try to make a difference to change the conditions facing our collective communities. A neighborhood or city is only as good as its residents, it is the mentality of the people that will make things better or worse to live any place.

My mother made her transition to the spirit world in May of 2010. It was hard to see things end for her when things got bad, she wanted to know before she was to face death, who was going to carry on her mission and I guess I was selected to do the job. The bible says honor thy mother & father and I think it also has to do with having the will, the drive and the guts to carry on someone else's dream, but in a way I wanted to make a difference to give. I loved my mother and I know the sacrifice she made for so many including me and my three brothers. She knew early in life, when she was born on August 20, 1935 and lived in the black metropolis (Bronzeville), that people needed each other to survive the harsh winters, the poorest of conditions to those who had a hard time during trying times.

Many times, what happens to you in life is measured by the deeds you are driven to achieve, when you watch people die or have very little to feed their families or people just never having enough. The black community in those days had no choice but to fend for themselves against the racist elements in Chicago at that time which made it difficult for black people to go where they were not welcomed, so BronzeVille was home. Some people that couldn’t pay their rent the whole community would support a rent party so they wouldn’t be homeless, your kids couldn’t eat there was 10 houses you could go to that had food and welcomed your kids in to eat. The love and the hate was always available, but there was a code amongst the gangsters, pimps, hustlers, policy kings, businessman, and power of the inventiveness of black people who knew that they had to look out for each other. There are countless story from family trees of the history of black families and what their ancestors had to endure under the circumstances during those times.


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Grant A Wish Food Program...
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Grant A Wish Children & Family Center...
Grant A Wish Peace Wall...
I waited to post this, but I had the fortunate opportunity to meet & talk to Mr. Timuel Black 2 years ago for a short period of time he was 101 years old. A Black Historian, Activist, and a Cultural Icon. He also was an educator and the author of a variety of books about black experiences in life. Most of us will not get the opportunity to live to be 101 or 103 when he passed on October 13, 2021. He was an inspiration and still is an inspiration to me to the understanding about living as long as your mind, body, and soul will allow. To be grateful for life and to live this life require skill and a high level of motivation. Mr. Timuel Dixon Black Jr. was born on December 7, 1918, in Birmingham, Alabama. Black's great-grandparents were slaves and his grandparents were born as slaves and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation; his parents were sharecroppers. Black described his father, Timuel Dixon Black Sr. and mother, Mattie (née McConner) as having taken part in the Great Migration. In his memoir, Sacred Ground, Black writes that his parents "migrated twice." Their first move was "from tenant farms where they chopped cotton to the market town of Florence, Alabama, and then on from there to the city of Birmingham," where his "daddy worked for Bessemer Steel." Their second migration was to Chicago in order "to be able to fight back against white attackers, to get better jobs and be able to vote and to get a better education for their children. In the course of life, we should value people, places, and things and to learn from the journeys of others who have passed this way before our birth. Mr. Black leaves behind a piece of his life in his writings, so take pleasure in seeing things through his eyes...
Grant A Wish Baby Program...
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Grant A Wish Peace Wall...
Grant A Wish Making Improvements...
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