Office Revolution Donates $10,000 to Michele Clark High School through the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation


Last week Office Revolution founding principal Bernie Donaldson presented an on-ice check for $10,000 to Michele Clark High School to help fund a mental health fair at the school later this month. Office Revolution was introduced to the high school through the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation. The donation amount equates to $50 for every Blackhawks assist during the 2021-22 season.

Michele Clark Academic Preparatory Magnet High School, a Chicago public school, is located on Chicago’s West Side in the heart of the South Austin Community and serves students in grades 6 – 12. Not only have the students and faculty been dealing with the ongoing pandemic, the school community has lost students due to the rise in gun violence in Chicago.

After having a lengthy conversation with teachers, the principal, and support staff, the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation learned that the neglect of mental health and failing to acknowledge the importance of it within the community contributes to the inability to heal during this difficult time.

These same leaders proposed an idea to host a mental health fair for the students, the school leaders, and the parents and families to engage in conversation and better understand options for coping strategies available to them. This fair would bring together mental health professionals and nonprofit organizations who will highlight their services available. The fair will also host short workshops and a storytelling feature about addressing, overcoming, and coping with trauma and working toward resilience and peace.

The event is to be held at the end of Mental Health Awareness Month (May) at Michele Clark High School.

About the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation

As the Chicago Blackhawks’ official charitable arm, the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation works to create a healthier, smarter, more secure world for children and families across Chicagoland. By providing access to programming and resources that make a positive impact, the organization strives to invest in Chicagoland’s youth, support local families in need and honor the sacrifices of others in addition to growing the great game of hockey. For more information, please visit Blackhawks.com/Foundation.