Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls


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If you’re in the Chicago area then you’ll be able to make free phone calls thanks to Cricket over the holidays.

Each day, Cricket will provide activated wireless handsets, laptops with wireless Internet, and holiday refreshments to different organizations across the market. Community residents are encouraged to stop in and place a phone call to any friend or family member they wish to reconnect with during this holiday season. The events are open to the public and no purchase is necessary.

"Cricket believes that everyone deserves a bit of holiday cheer during this season," said Al King, Area Vice President for Cricket Midwest. "Offering free phone calls to loved ones allows us to help connect families at a time when you think about them the most and wish you were there in person." 

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As another way to give back to the community, Cricket team members will be on hand to volunteer with the organizations by helping with food drives, serving dinner in soup kitchens and other community-oriented activities. 

"We are delighted to host this event in partnership with Cricket Communications.  The NLEI community of stakeholders, including students, job seeking clients and business partners, are excited and grateful for the opportunity to participate in this innovative initiative," said Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director of the National Latino Education Institute.

Participating community organizations and dates include:

December 11, 2010

Erie Neighborhood House

1347 W. Erie St.

Chicago, IL 60642

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

December 12, 2010

Inner Voice

2905 W. 43rd St.

Chicago, IL 60632

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

December 13, 2010

Casa Aztlan

1831 S. Racine Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 14, 2010

National Latino Education Institute

2011 W. Pershing Road

Chicago, IL 60609

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Instituto del Progreso Latino

2570 S. Blue Island Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

December 15, 2010

La Casa Norte

3533 W. North Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 16, 2010

The Salvation Army Norridge Citadel

8354 W. Foster Ave.

Norridge, IL 60706

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 17, 2010

Inner Voice

1621 W. Walnut St.

Chicago, IL 60612

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 18, 2010

Firebelly Foundation: Reason to Give

Lafayette Elementary School Auditorium

2714 W. Augusta Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60622

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 19, 2010

Inner Voice

8718 S. Paulina St.

Chicago, IL 60620

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

December 20, 2010

Casa Central

Auditorium

1335 N. California Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

December 21, 2010

Chesterfield Community Council

Tuley Park Field House

501 E. 90th Pl.

Chicago, IL 60619

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Park Social Services

2120 N. Mozart St.

Chicago IL 60647

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

December 22, 2010

The Bridge Radio Youth Foundation

Bloom Township High School

101 W. 10th St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

For an up-to-date list and event details, please visit www.mycricket.com/events/community/chicago.

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