CHICAGO (CBS) — Christmas came a little early with some holiday fun at the 18th annual “Sweet Home Chicago” benefit.
Sunday’s brunch fundraiser took place at the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Just a few of the fun activities included decorating gingerbread houses and ornaments, visiting with Santa, and snuggling with the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 comfort dogs.READ MORE: Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans Doubles Down On Pretrial Release Policies With Regard To Young Offenders
The money raised will go to support two safe houses for families overcoming their personal experiences with domestic violence.MORE NEWS: New Information On Northshore Clinical Labs Now At The Center Of A Federal Investigation
Since this fundraiser began in 2004, the Sweet Home Chicago benefit has raised a total of $11.2 million.