It is now our thirteenth year as a community organization. We appreciate all of the extended support from so many friends, community organizations, business participants, elected officials and the community of the northwest side. The support from this community of union workers, our police and fire community and all of the families that make this northwest side tradition such a great success is overwhelming and much appreciated.
We have helped so many charities along the way with your monetary sponsorship's, food donations and extended continued awareness for those charitable communities that deserve to be recognized for their hard work and efforts to give back to those in need.
Can you remember our first food drive 12 years ago? We had garage full of food for the Chicago land Food Depository. We had great friends that participated in a very successful fundraiser for Misericordia through a Superbowl Party in 2006. We sold thousands and thousands of Shamrocks to support Muscular Dystrophy Association. NWSI participates in supporting Wounded Hero’s and Operation Support Our Troops and will continue to carry on this participation as we grow along with many other charitable communities.
I have found one thing to be true in these many adventures over the years. We have never been short on support from this great community we live in. It is a great tribute to my mother and father and to so many families that raised their children in the Chicagoland area. We all seem to get it. We are graciously blessed and all have an understanding of giving back.
This year we will be recognizing community efforts for our veterans and military families. With special guests coming from years past to the present. We hope you can join us and keep your eye on special guest announcements coming to the website and facebook.
Daniel E. Murray
March 12, 2017
Northwest Side Irish Parade