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Black-owned streetwear brand ‘Gratitude Chicago’ funds scholarships for low-income students

CHICAGO — Gratitude Chicago is a black-owned streetwear brand that donates a portion of its profits to various community causes.

Brothers Nicholas and Malcolm Fox teamed up with their brother Darrick Anderson Jr. in 2019 to build Gratitude Chicago based on their collective love of streetwear, footwear and giving back to the community.

“The goal of Gratitude Chicago is to preach the importance and teach the definition of gratitude,” Malcolm said.

The Gratitude Chicago team has developed partnerships with Foot Locker, secured $30,000 in scholarships for Chicago Public Schools students, and led a campaign that raised over $17,000 to create a STEM department at Wendell Phillips Academy Middle School.

As members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, these two South Siders and West Side natives say their goal is to rise as they climb and contribute to the neighborhoods they come from.

“To go through the processes that we did to get out of the communities that we did and understand what those trials and tribulations look like. I think it’s our job to give back to the community that built us,” Nicholas said.

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