WGN Radio partners with agency to present "Carols for Kids"


The public caroling will feature Chicago Blackhawks, Jim Cornelison and other local Windy City celebs: WGN Radio and Chicago-based agency Schafer|Condon|Carter are partnering to present “Carols for Kids,” a live event and radio broadcast taking place Thursday, 12/15 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., to raise money for the “WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund,” a McCormick Foundation Fund. The event, taking place outside of the WGN Radio studios, will feature community caroling and live entertainment from a cast of guest and celebrity carolers.

Chicagoans will be encouraged to join WGN Radio and Schafer|Condon|Carter staff members for a mass caroling event. It will include host John Williams and include carols and entertainment from Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer Jim Cornelison and forward Daniel Carcillo, the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, WGN Radio’s Orion Samuelson and more. Donations to the Neediest Kids Fund will be accepted on-site during the event and online at SCCCarolsForKids.org. Lou Malnati’s will also be providing slices of pizza for all attendees for a suggested donation of $3 per slice.

“Carols for Kids” is a holiday program established in 2010 by Schafer|Condon|Carter as a company initiative to raise money for a local charity in lieu of sending their clients holiday gifts. The agency’s 75 employees caroled in front of the WGN Radio Showcase Studio on Michigan Avenue, raising nearly $10,000 for the WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund from pedestrians, clients and listeners.