Chicago Shows Up

The Bulls and United Airlines are teaming up for Chicago Shows Up, the Bulls’ season-long initiative dedicated to the people and organizations of Chicago who have risen to the challenge of lifting up our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we will be featuring community heroes and their stories during Bulls home games throughout the season.

Community Heroes

Check out the stories of community heroes who are making a difference during the pandemic.

Season Opener Community Heroes

Dr. Vicki Lee, Chief Program Officer, James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club

Josh Long, Principal, Southside Occupational High School

Lamar Taylor, Youth Development Specialist; Bill Curry, Chief Program Officer, Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Dr. Edwin Mangram, Dentist, Lawndale Christian Health Center

Nythia Martinez, Teacher, Walter Payton College Prep

Greater Chicago Food Depository & My Block, My Hood, My City

Jessica Davenport-Williams, Khadija Warfield and Jazzy Davenport-Russ; Co-Founders, Black Girls Break Bread

Kelsey Cavanaugh, Co-Founder, Lutz Buddies

Community Heroes Spotlight: Black Girls Break Bread & After School Matters Buddies Program

Greg Drope, POB Transporter, Rush Hospital

Sgt. Jermaine Harris, Community Policing Sergeant, Chicago Police

Community Heroes Spotlight: Greg Drope & Sgt. Jermaine Harris

Veronica Latendresse, Flight Attendant - Domestic, United Airlines

Community Heroes Spotlight: Jose Custodio, Victoria Albrecht & Emily Ford - Chicago Shows Up

Chicago Bulls COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Throughout the pandemic, Chicago Bulls Charities continues to direct time, materials, resources and financial donations to address food insecurity and reach families in need. This is a team effort and the Bulls appreciate the continued support of our staff, players, partners, Season Ticket Holders and fans coming together to support the community in this time of need.

Bulls and Bulls Charities response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Ways You Can Help

If you are looking for ways to support the Bulls efforts, please consider the below.

Donate to Chicago Bulls Charities

Throughout the pandemic and its aftermath, Chicago Bulls Charities will re-direct efforts towards supporting food insecurity and reaching families in need in areas being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. During this time, your donation to Chicago Bulls Charities will help support organizations making an impact including:

A Better Chicago (ABC)

ABC, a venture philanthropy group, invests in bold ideas that create opportunity for Black and Latinx youth. Our co-investment will go towards specific organizations addressing learning loss and community violence in sustainable ways.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago

Since 1979, NAMI Chicago has been committed to showing up for everyone in the community—whether it’s Chicago’s first responders, students and school staff, a person on the other end of the phone, or in the community, meeting individuals where they are.


Located in the West Town neighborhood, CommunityHealth is the leader in delivering comprehensive, high-quality, patient-centered health care, which often goes beyond the strictly medical, at no cost to low-income, uninsured adults in need of a medical home.

The Simple Good (TSG)

A non-profit whose mission is to connect the meaning of good from around the world to empower youth on the South and West sides of Chicago to become positive activists via art and discussion. Through their curriculum, youth learn self-awareness, to make better decisions and to create a better path forward for themselves.

Donate to Greater Chicago Food Depository

To address the immediate issue of food insecurity, please consider donating to Greater Chicago Food Depository. To support our partnership with Lineage Logistics and Feeding America’s Share a Meal campaign, please visit:

Community Resources

As the situation continues to evolve, stay updated with the latest information from national and local officials and medical professionals.


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