this is my story


Eddie Guillen is a community organizer, small business owner and was the Chief of Staff for 22nd District State Representative Angie Guerrero-Cuellar for the past year as he recently announced his bid for Alderman of the 23rd Ward. Born and raised in Chicago, his childhood roots was always in the Brighton Park neighborhood. After his parents went through a divorce right before starting Highschool, Eddie had to provide for his two younger sisters and family, eventually moving multiple times and made West Lawn his new home and his community.


Eddie went up against all the odds and started multiple businesses from scratch. As a small business owner of a event production company, married to his highschool sweetheart and has two Maltese dogs named Bella and LuLu.

Eddie is passionate on giving back and paying it forward towards today’s youth and community. Throughout seven years in business, his company has donated over 3,800 + brand new book bags with school supplies, 5,000 new toys to kids in the community through their Annual Back to School Giveaway and Operation Christmas. Through those community events and experience, organizing neighborhood cleanups, food pantries, census events, youth programming, helping small businesses with video marketing and being a resource in the community was a easy transition. None of this wouldn’t be possible without the help of other small businesses and non profit organizations coming together to make this happen.

Eddie has received numerous awards during his entrepreneurial and community journey. From the “20 On the Rise” in 2018 and 2019, Wedding Wires Couple Choice Awards from 2015’-2020 and NBC “Making A Difference” 2020 Award, Nominated 2021 Red Cross Hero, Wintrust Community Bank Nominated Latinx Community Award 2021 and 2022 Chicago Park District Southwest Region Junior Citizen Judge. Eddie also serves on multiple boards with multiple organizations that he is passionate about and making a difference.


Friends and Family,
As many of you know, I thrive in helping, supporting, and advocating for our community and its residents. 
If you live in the 23rd ward and would like to sign the petition, please let me know. If you can’t sign, you can still help by walking with volunteers and myself as we collect signatures.
➡️ https://form.jotform.com/222355184266154
Thank you so much for your support.







back 2 school giveaway


Our Annual Back 2 School Giveaway  has helped more than 3000 + students and their families to prepare for another academic school year as they all received book bags with school supplies. We believe and invest in our children as they are the key to our future. By providing them with the tools they need to succeed in a classroom environment, we are doing our small part in empowering them to develop and grow into successful students. We can't wait to bring our 7th Annual Back 2 School Giveaway event in August 2022

 

 

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”


operation christmas giveaway


Our Annual Operation Christmas werehas always been a community favorite as we collaborate with other small businesses, non-profit organizations and community leaders to be able to donate over 5,000+ brand new wrapped toys to the youth in our community. We couldn't have done it without the collaborations of other small businesses in the event industry to make this day possible. We look forward to make a impact every year as we impact Hurley Elementary in West Lawn and Davis Elementary in Brighton Park.

Paid for by Friends of Eddie Guillen

 

© 2022 Eddie Guillen for 23rd Ward Alderman | All rights reserved. | Contributions or gifts to Friends of Eddie Guillen are not tax deductible.

A copy of our report with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.