As the holiday season approaches, many families in the Chicago community are struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to support these underprivileged members of the community, a local organization has launched a mission to provide clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items to those in need.
The Tom Kirby Foundation is requesting donations for clothing, school supplies, hygiene items, and holiday gifts to help disadvantaged Chicago community members and victims of domestic violence. One hundred percent of donations will be used for those in need. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity.
The Tom Kirby Foundation was established in 2018 to continue the spirit of giving that Tom embodied in his daily life. Throughout his life, Tom gave generously to numerous Chicago organizations, including Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) and Ascend Justice, a domestic violence legal clinic. The Foundation also supports the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lincoln Park Community Service, and Hope’s Table Ministry at the First United Methodist Church. These are some of the organizations that will be the recipients of this year’s donations.
Tom Kirby grew up on the south side of Chicago and spent his entire career in the futures markets. He started out as an errand runner and eventually established his own company managing books and records of FCMs and independent traders. Tom was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare brain cancer, in December 2016 and lost his courageous battle to this brutal disease nine months later. Tom’s strong work ethic, deep devotion to friends and family, and generosity to those in need are the things he always will be remembered for.
Donations to the Tom Kirby Foundation can be made by visiting www.tomkirbyfoundation.org