Posts in category "Charity"

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'
If you’ve spent ANY time in Boystown, then you are familiar with “Patty the Pin Lady”.  For years she has spent time on Halsted selling pins, red ribbons, candy and other assorted items to raise money for AIDS Charities – she has raised more than $50,000 – which is a huge feat unto itself, but... Read more »

Alexandra Billings gets top billing at Gerber-Hart Benefit

Photo Credit: Feast of Fun via Flickr CC Alexandra Billings will take top billing at this years Gerber-Hart Annual Benefit set for October 23rd. Billings, Chicago’s darling, former Pride Grand Marshall, singer, teacher and tv and movie star is coming home to raise money for a worthy cause! The Gerber-Hart Library, located at 1127 W... Read more »

Bar AIDS set for this Thursday

If you only go out one night this week, make sure that’s it’s Thursday so you won’t miss Bar AIDS! Almost 40 of your favorite bars across the city are participating in the annual Bar AIDS fundraising event.  A portion of the evenings proceeds at each bar will be donated to support AIDSCare Progressive Services... Read more »

Bruce Weiss Steps Down as CEO of Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago

I just got this press release from TPAN and needed to share this with you.  I’m sure this could not come at a more inoportune time, especially with the Ride for AIDS event this coming weekend. Chicago, Illinois – July 7, 2010 – The Board of Directors of Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) announced that... Read more »

Are You Going to the Gay Pride Parade?

I’m going to the 41st Chicago Gay Pride Parade, in fact I’m going to be in the parade! For the second year in a row I’ll be walking with the Chicago Spirit Brigade, our very own gay cheerleaders and dance squad! I had such a great time last year that I was happy to accept... Read more »

Bangles will headline at AIDS Foundation annual Gala

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Annual AIDS Foundation of Chicago Gala on May 1st when they’ll be celebrating 25 years of service. The Bangles are scheduled to headline the event and I’m sure it will be an over the top event – as most of their events are – think World of... Read more »

TPAN is having a party and you're invited

Photo Credit:achimh via Flickr CC Have you been looking for a way to give back to the community?  Have you been looking for some way to volunteer but didn’t know what to do or how to get started? Stop by TPAN – 5537 N Broadway on Monday evening for a few hours to help assemble packets of... Read more »

You can own a piece of Lady Gaga

If the price is right, you could own an original, signed, Lady Gaga costume!, is a website that offers celebrity items for auction to the highest bidder (of course) with the proceeds of the sale going to support charitable organizations. Lady Gaga has donated her “skeleton” costume from her recent tour and even signed... Read more »

Chicago Art Source to hold benefit for Chicago House

Chicago Art Source is offering up sale you won’t believe!  They have scoured their private inventory and putting it all up for display – and sale for one day only, January 29th. The best part is that it will benefit Chicago House, a service provider that works tirelessly to help those in our community suffering... Read more »

Chicago Spirit Brigade to host Big Bang 7

One of the most charitable organizations in Chicago, the Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB), is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday night a Circuit Nightclub – and you need to go. Every year CSB creates new routines and showcases their talents at street festivals and events around the city, and all of the money that they raise... Read more »