Briggs4Kidz aims to help the less fortunate, predominantly those who reside in the Chicago community; however, in recent years, the program has expanded to Sacramento, California and Tucson, Arizona. The foundation’s primary goal is to raise awareness and funding in order to reach out in a positive way and help those in the community who have come across difficult times.
In past years, Briggs4Kidz has taken several local under-privileged children from the Chicago area on holiday shopping sprees, provided toys and meals, and hosted learning seminars on various topics. Children apply to the various programs and are chosen based on several factors, including financial need, grade point average, grade improvement percentage, acts of good citizenship, and school attendance records. Other outreached highlights and activities include:
Sponsored the Annual Holiday Shopping Spree for St. Thomas Elementary in Chicago, where 50 children who won a writing contest were taken on a shopping spree.
Hosted a School Supply and Comic Book Drive in conjunction with Monday Night Football. All supplies were donated to school districts and military children in need. All funds from the event were donated towards future Lance Briggs football camps.
In conjunction with Briggs4Kidz, Lance donated 300 bikes to the Sierra Vista low-income housing complex in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Hosted a meet-and-greet-dinner with several members of the Chicago Bears. At the dinner, Lance presented a gift of $4,000 from his foundation to at-risk children in the Boys Hope Girls Hope Organization of Chicago. The contribution funded an outing to the Cubs game. As an additional gesture of giving, Lance pledged $1,000 for every homerun a Cub player hit that day; the Cubs had a total of four homeruns that game, totaling an additional $4,000 in donations.