Category: Social Awareness

"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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party

This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party
The fine folks at Webster Wine Bar really know what Bastille Day is all about…the love of  champagne that wonderful gift from our friends in France.  This Sunday, with some assistance from Henriot they will be throwing an all day party in celebration of Bastille Day and all things French.  Sunday, July 14th, from 1-8pm.... Read more »

Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit

Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit
If you know my friend Steve Green (pictured below)  the founder of Foodiechats, you know he is a loquacious fellow. But I don’t think he knew what he was about to create when he sent a random Tweet on May 11th 2011 asking a foodie question.  Since that fateful day, every Monday he hosts a... Read more »

This Friday -"Pour" Highlights Surge For Water and the mission to provide clean water to the world

This Friday -"Pour"  Highlights Surge For Water and the mission to provide clean water to the world
Today, more than 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. That is 1 in 6 of us. What we take for granted as a way of life is a life or death situation for most of the worlds citizens.   That’s why Surge (www.surgeforwater.org) is so important. A U.S. based 501(c)3... Read more »
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Eras of Hope- A Fashion and Fundraising Experience, This Saturday at Hubbard Inn

Saturday, April 6th as we travel through time to celebrate One Hope United’s 118-year history of protecting children and strengthening families with this fashion event supporting the Blue Ribbon campaign and Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Please help One Hope United take a stand against child abuse as we raise awareness and funds to... Read more »