PHOTOS: Bears, Other Celebs Dish Out Dinner

A Thanksgiving meal a deserving group of kids will never forget.

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More than 134 kids at the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls received a Thanksgiving dinner they'll never forget, served up by celebs such as Bears tight end Greg Olsen and former "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic. Mercy serves youths aged 11 to 21 in crises, offering guidance, support, educational and work opportunities, as well as mentoring and internship programs.
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The event was sponsored by Trump Hotel Chicago, and the dinner was cooked by their executive chef Frank Brunacci, and included goodies such as Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and traditional stuffing.
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Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije
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Businessman Chris Gardner, the inspiration for the movie "Pursuit of Happyness."
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte.
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Six of the youths, including Cherlene, were chosen as Leadership All-Stars -- being leaders among Mercy Home youths -- and given gifts by each of the celebrities.
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Six of the youths were chosen as Leadership All-Stars -- being leaders among Mercy Home youths -- and given gifts by each of the celebrities.
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Father Scott Donahue, President and CEO of Mercy Home.
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Chris Gardner issued a challenge to Mercy Home residents, encouraging them to reach out and help those in need by contributing a combined total of 1,000 hours in community service projects by Christmas.
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