Radio interview

Today at 3:00 pm on 91.5 FM WBEZ radio station a Project Orange Tree representative, Chelsea James and Lupe Fiasco will be doing a informational interview about Project Orange Tree. Tune in. 

Fasting and Celebrating!

April 1st Chicago State University is opening their doors to us and the community to break fast and celebrate what we are accomplishing with this awareness campaign. During that time there will be poetry and other activities, Please Join Us at

 Cordell Reed Student Union Rotunda, Chicago State University

9501 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60628 

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Hope to see you there in orange!

Sharing your Support

Please document and send to us your pictures (via email, twitter, or instagram) wearing orange from April First to April 4th (hashtag #ProjectOrangeTree on twitter and instagram)

Why we’re fasting

We’re not able to share a meal with our departed friends and family members, and our fast highlights this fact.  We’re fasting until April 4, the anniversary of Dr. King’s death.

What if I’ve never fasted before?

Well, there’s a first time for everything.
Be aware of the side effects, you may experience headaches, dizziness, feeling light-headed, and fatigue. To make it through, don’t focus on your hunger, focus on the souls lost, the one’s who don’t have the option to nourish their bodies with food, due to violence and get support from others. Also be sure to drink plenty of water and get rest when needed.

What do I need to do?

From sun up to sun down, April 1 – April 4, refrain from eating anything;  your only beverage should be water.   Before sunrise and after sunset, you can eat.