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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club To Give Away Happy Meals In Bronzeville Friday In Honor of Jaslyn Adams

Families can stop by the Bronzeville McDonald's, 3500 S. Indiana Ave., at 4 p.m. Friday to get the free meal.

Happy Meals given out in April 2021 during a memorial for 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams.
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BRONZEVILLE — Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club is giving away 100 Happy Meals in Bronzeville Friday in honor of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who was shot and killed as she sat in the drive-thru of a West Side McDonald’s with her father April 18.

Families can stop by the Bronzeville McDonald’s, 3500 S. Indiana Ave., at 4 p.m. Friday to get the free meal. Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club Founder Joseph Williams is cohosting the event with Roidell Sanders, founder of Children Matters Corporation.

“We thought it would be a nice way to combat the senseless gun violence that affects our children everyday. The ultimate goal is to send the message to stop killing our babies. We hope when people see these children just trying to live that they’ll think twice,” said Williams, who hosts events throughout the year to keep kids engaged.

It’s also about boosting their confidence and courage, Sanders said.

“We want to motivate these kids, and them know that they can grow up to be great leaders,” Sanders said. “We’re just trying to restore peace in the city.”

The two organizations are also looking for more parent volunteers willing to be “part of the village.” Visit Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club and Children Matters Corporation to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Chicagoans gathered on April 19, 2021, at the McDonald’s at Kedzie and Roosevelt to memorialize Jaslyn Adams, 7-years-old, who was fatally shot in the drive-thru while with her father on April 18.

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