Pendleton's classmates are pushing for a national day of peace to address gun violence.
The nonprofit Hadiya's Promise is now headquartered at the Martin L. King Jr. Center in Bronzeville.
"We're just hanging in there," said Nathaniel Pendleton on what would have been Hadiya's 17th birthday.
"I can still see her smile and beautiful eyes. She was our angel," her mom said.
South Side McDonald's owner Yolanda Travis donated $1,000 Friday to the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation.
The City Council Housing Committee approved the $1 use agreement for the charity's use.
A toy drive sponsored by the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation aims to bring Christmas joy to kids in need.
Organizers gave 4,000 kids a chance to see the Universoul Circus in Washington Park for free Tuesday.
Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pendleton have partnered with a South Side group's summer youth campaign.
Hadiya Pendleton's dad, Nathaniel Pendleton, was guest of honor and top chef at the Real Men Cook fest.
Nathaniel Pendleton said cooking relaxes him and helps him deal with the death of his daughter.
Two men pled not guilty in the murder while the girl's mother appeared with Obama at the White House.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton calls for background checks in the PSA made by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Kirk met with Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton to talk about gun violence Wednesday.
The president will discuss the economy as part of his travel after the State of the Union address.
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