WGN Radio, WGN-TV, and NewsNation joined together for Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring. On this day, established by Nexstar Founder, Chairman and CEO Perry Sook in 2016, all 199 Nexstar TV stations – and one radio station – give back by supporting organizations in their communities.
By the numbers, here’s how we helped:
- Morning shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository packed 957 boxes which equals 15,312 pounds of food and 12,760 meals.
- Afternoon shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository packed 1,250 boxes which equals 20,000 pounds of food and 16,667 meals.
- Staff also raised more than $2,500 through a donation drive for Greater Chicago food Depository. That money provides over 7,570 meals to feed Chicagoland’s hungry. Every $1 donated can help provide three meals.
- At the Vitalant Blood Drive held at WGN-TV, 43 units of blood were collected and 129 lives saved.
Photo Gallery 1 – Morning Shift Volunteers:
Photo Gallery 2 – Morning Shift Volunteers:
Photo Gallery 3 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:
Photo Gallery 4 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:
Photo Gallery 5 – Vitalant Blood Drive at WGN-TV:
You can learn more and help these organizations on their websites: