Young Lawyers Section 2020 Holiday Events and Giving


The YLS has organized two donation opportunities to help those in need in our community.

Dear Santa Letters
Dear Santa LettersOnce again, the Young Lawyers Section has teamed up with Chicago Public Schools and Direct Effect Charities to help fulfill the Christmas wishes of disadvantaged CPS students and their families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Direct Effect Charities is seeking gift card donations instead of physical gifts, to make shopping safe and accessible for the students and their families. 

Direct Effect Charities will work with school principals who will distribute the gift cards with an emphasis on whole families, as opposed to individual students. The recipients will be students’ families at the following schools: Blair Childhood Academy, Southside Occupational, Funston Elementary School, Nixon Elementary, Woodson Elementary School, Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy, Ruiz Elementary School, and Reilly Elementary School.  

The CBA YLS has created charity gift registries for you to make your gift card donations. When gift cards are purchased through these charity gift registries, they will be delivered straight to Direct Effect Charities. 

• You can donate Target gift cards by clicking here
• You can donate Amazon and Jewel-Osco gift cards by clicking here

St. Sabina Coat Drive

Coat DriveAdditionally, this year the YLS is collecting cold weather clothing items on behalf of Fr. Pfleger and St. Sabina Catholic Charities Social Services Center. They are seeking new items, as opposed to gently used, which will be distributed to men from nearby shelters.

The CBA YLS has created an Amazon wish list for you to purchase the clothing items needed. All items purchased from the CBA YLS Amazon wish list will be delivered directly to St. Sabina.

• You can donate through a purchase from the YLS Amazon wish list by clicking here.  


The YLS thanks you for your generosity. Happy Holidays!