Cricket Spreading Holiday Cheer Around Chicago

December 11, 2010

Here’s a lovely holiday gift to Chicago residents from one of its retailers.

Cricket Communications, a provider of unlimited wireless services, is offering free phone calls home for the holidays at various community organizations throughout Chicago during the 12 Days of Cricket program.

Man's hand dialing a cell phone.Each day from December 11-22, Cricket will provide activated wireless handsets and laptops with wireless Internet so Chicago residents will have the opportunity to connect with a friend or family member anywhere in the world during the holiday season for free.

Holiday refreshments will also be served.

The event is 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.”

In addition, Cricket team members will be volunteering with the community organizations by helping with food drives, serving in soup kitchens and assisting in other community-oriented activities.

Way to go, Cricket!

Here is where Cricket will be setting up shop for those 12 days:

*December 11;  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., Chicago

*December 12; 3 to 9 p.m.; Inner Voice,  2905 W. 43rd St.,  Chicago

*December 13; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Casa Aztlan, 1831 S. Racine Ave., Chicago

*December 14; 8 to 11 a.m.; National Latino Education Institute, 2011 W. Pershing Road, Chicago

*December 14; 3 to 8 p.m.; Instituto del Progreso Latino, 2570 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago

*December 15; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; La Casa Norte, 3533 W. North Ave., Chicago

*December 16; 1 to 5 p.m.; The Salvation Army Norridge Citadel, 8354 W. Foster Ave., Norridge

*December 17; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Inner Voice, 1621 W. Walnut St., Chicago

*December 18; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Firebelly Foundation: Reason to Give, Lafayette Elementary School Auditorium, 2714 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago

*December 19; 3 to 9 p.m.; Inner Voice, 8718 S. Paulina St., Chicago

*December 20; Noon to 5:30 p.m.; Casa Central Auditorium, 1335 N. California Ave., Chicago

*December 21; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Chesterfield Community Council, Tuley Park Field House, 501 E. 90th Pl., Chicago

*December 21; 4 to 8 p.m.; Humboldt Park Social Services, 2120 N. Mozart St., Chicago

*December 22; 6:30 to 10 p.m.; The Bridge Radio Youth Foundation, Bloom Township High School, 101 W. 10th St., Chicago Heights

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