Brothers Nicholas and Malcolm Fox teamed up with fraternity brother Darick Anderson Jr. in 2019 to build Gratitude Chicago based on their shared love of streetwear, footwear and giving back to the community.
“The goal of Gratitude Chicago is to preach the meaning of gratitude and teach the definition of gratitude,” said Malcolm.
The Gratitude Chicago team has formed partnerships with Foot Locker, secured $30,000 in scholarships for Chicago Public School students and led a campaign that raised over $17,000 to support a STEM department at Wendell Set up Phillips Academy High School.
As members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, these two South Siders and native West Siders say their goal is to lift while climbing and to contribute to the neighborhoods they come from.
“To go through the processes that we’ve been through, to come out of the communities that we’ve been through and to 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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