Posts in category "Social Awareness"

DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING CHICAGO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS BEGINS ONE WEEK RUN AT GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER SEPTEMBER 12th

DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING CHICAGO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS BEGINS ONE WEEK RUN AT GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER SEPTEMBER 12th
Kartemquin films has a history of telling compelling stories about the people who sometimes are hidden in our society. They connect with filmmakers who create lasting characters and unforgettable images .  They continue that tradition with the release of “The Homestretch”. The Moving film tells story of 3 Illinois teens among the estimated 54,000 trying... Read more »

Taste For A Cause Offers, Food , Fun , Support for Gilda's Club Chicago

Taste For A Cause Offers, Food , Fun , Support for Gilda's Club Chicago
I have made it my mission to help in any way I can organizations that are helping to negate the physical and emotional toll that cancer causes.  I’ve had too many losses friends and family.  So tonight I continue that help mission with “Taste For A Cause” a tasting event at Tocco (1266 North Milwaukee).... Read more »

This Friday's White Party/Fundraiser at Parliament Looking Like Summer's Best

There are parties and then there is the PARTY,  The 4th Annual  White Party supporting One Hope United is shaping up to be an “all caps” affair.  With a high powered host committee and an equally impressive list of sponsors. I’m anticipating this to be the best affair yet. Hosted by Marco Foster , the... Read more »
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"Eras of Hope" This Friday At Underground - Celebrates Agency's 100+ Years of Fighting Child Abuse

"Eras of Hope" This Friday At Underground -  Celebrates Agency's 100+ Years of Fighting Child Abuse
Join us on Friday, April 25th as we travel through time to celebrate One Hope United’s 119-year history of protecting children and strengthening families. Eras of Hope will showcase the Chicago-based awareness and fundraising initiatives taking place throughout April as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and celebrate the role that our community partners... Read more »

"Pour" Supporting Arts4Kids Foundation Provides Disadvantaged Kids the Opportunity for Deeper Cultural Experiences

"Pour" Supporting Arts4Kids Foundation Provides Disadvantaged Kids the Opportunity for Deeper Cultural Experiences
Arts4Kids aims to introduce children to a variety of arts, hence fostering intellectual and emotional growth as well as enabling to spear through the cultural bearers. It’s founder Leonard Mogul has help sponsor cultural trips for underprivileged kids across Chicago. “Its important that these children are exposed to a different atmosphere and understand there is... Read more »

"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser

"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser
  The following story is one that ShoeHeals will never forget. It’s how we came to know their first shoe recipients. Destiny and her little sister made a pact. She would write Santa a letter for new boots, and her sister would write him for new coats. That way, if Santa read one of their... Read more »
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A December To Remember: A Month of Memories In Pictures and Videos

This December was a rarity,  I was in town long enough to attend a few great celebrations.  I still missed more stuff  than I wanted.  But here are some pictures and video from some of the best events of the month.   One Acre Fund 7th Annual Chicago Gala  Andrew Youn and Harry Kraemer   ... Read more »

WATER FALLS Gala Raises Funds For Life Saving Clean Water Projects

WATER FALLS  Gala Raises Funds For Life Saving Clean Water Projects
Since its start in 2008, Surge has provided clean water to nearly 67,000 people in 8 countries.   Surge is committed to improving the health of people in those two countries, where water-borne diseases like cholera are the leading cause of illness. On October 12th, the Chicago-based non-profit  will hold WATER FALLS, an annual gala that... Read more »

Social Media Week Special Event: "Mixologists" Help You Create the Perfect Social Media Concoction

Social Media Week Special Event: "Mixologists" Help You Create the Perfect Social Media Concoction
I’ve always wanted to be a mixologist, so when I received the call to participate in the Social Media Week Panel to create the perfect social media “cocktail” I jumped at the opportunity hoping I’d get to do a little behind the bar action too.  Alas..I won’t be mixing real cocktails (I’ll leave that to... Read more »
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Tonight's "Bash At The Bog" A "Fun" Fundraiser For A Very Serious Charity - Clara's House

I get to attend a number of fundraisers, but I’m really looking forward to “Bash at the Bog” a fundraiser for Clara’s House tonight at IIT ‘s Herman Hall lower level recreation area (3241 S. Federal Street) from 6PM to 10PM.  This is one I can leave the suit at home, get relaxed and bowl,... Read more »