Joint Council 25 Women's Committee and the Teamsters Black Caucus are teaming up to host a School Supply Drive at this years Bud Billiken Day Parade on Saturday August 12, 2017.
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic (also known as The Bud Billiken Day Parade) is an annualparadeheld since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation. It is held annually on the second Saturday in AugustRobert S. Abbott, the founder and publisher of the Chicago Defender, created the fictional character of Bud Billiken, which he featured in a column in his paper. David Kellum suggested the parade as a celebration of African-American life. It is now the second largest annual parade in the United States.The focus of the parade is on educating Chicago's youthEarly arrival is suggested.
Look for the Teamsters Joint Council Tent. Supplies will be distributed while they last.