By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — This Labor Day weekend, there was an outdoor party with a purpose in south suburban Harvey.

A charity block party was held at the former Finish Line Car Wash at 146th and Halsted streets.

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Organizers handed out free clothing, toiletries, and other essentials to those who needed it.

Everyone also got to enjoy food, music, and games – and there were even free haircuts for the kids.

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Onsite legal counsel was also available, as was a cleanup station for the homeless.

The goal of the event was bringing unity in a time of civil unrest and division, by demonstrating the power of goodwill and the capacity for everyone to make a meaningful impact.


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CBS 2 Chicago Staff