Sky hosts Random Acts of Kindness Week

The Sky will buy coffee for people, give rides to work, get Chicagoans in shape for the holiday season, and most importantly volunteer their time to people who need it most.

"During the off-season the Sky wants to make sure that the Chicago-land area knows that we appreciate their support and are invested in the community,” Director of Community Relations and President of Sky Cares Erika Swilley said. “What better way to put a smile on someone's face than to surprise them with a random act of kindness.”

The week kicked off today, when the Sky visited various Chicago area high schools with Robert Morris University and surprised students and faculty with Sky gifts and tickets. The Sky visited Maine West High School in Des Plaines and Addision Trail High School in Addison, IL

Tuesday, December 13
Ann Crosby, Chicago Sky’s strength and conditioning coach, will be at iFit Fitness - 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 951 Chicago, IL 60654 - from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. volunteering her time to help people get in-shape this holiday season and give advice on getting fit. Participants will receive a free day pass to the gym and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free month’s pass and a ticket package from the Sky.

Wednesday, December 14
Sky Staff, and Sky Guy, will be volunteering their time at Rice Child + Family Center - 1101 Washington St, Evanston, IL 60202 – from 3:30-6:00p.m. Rice Child + Family Center takes in foster children with a history of violence and abuse. Their goal and mission is to care for and treat these children and return them to loving families. The Sky will host a basketball clinic and undertake arts and crafts projects with the children. Julie Bielawski, Chicago Sky youth basketball coordinator and former Northwestern University basketball player, will lead the basketball clinic.

Thursday, December 15
Between 6AM and Noon Sky Guy and his Street Team will be at New York City Bagel Deli at 515 N Dearborn St, Chicago and anyone who visits NYCBD during that time and says “SKY” will receive a free unsliced bagel!

Friday, December 16
Sky Guy & his Street Team will be outside Union and Ogilvie stations all morning long to give people coffee & free rides to their workplace in the Sky van.

The Sky hopes to inspire people in Chicago to perform their own acts of kindness this holiday season. Send us your video or photos of your own random acts of kindness and we will post on the Sky website & facebook page and send you a Sky gift to say thanks you for spreading the cheer!