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A.C.T. Group Annual Shred Event and CFR Fundraiser, Sept. 23

A.C.T. Group hosts Annual Shred Event and CFR Fundraiser, Sept. 23

Ready to shred that box of papers in your closet? 

The A.C.T. Group, Ltd., 6228 N. Broadway,  is hosting its Annual Charity Shred Event September 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM. They ask that each person bringing materials to shred also generously contribute by donating non-expired, non-perishable food items, cash or checks for donation to Care for Real! 

2017 Care for Real Annual School Drive

2017 Care for Real Annual School Drive 

Hard to believe but it’s time to begin preparing for the new school year! In late August, Care for Real hosts an Annual School Drive. Because of your financial donations in 2016, our organization helped to ensure more than 800 kids received a backpack chockfull of supplies to start the year off on the right foot.   But we can’t continue the program without your support. Please consider making a cash donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate or host a School Supply Back Pack Drive on our behalf (large backpacks are needed most). You can also drop off backpacks at Care for Real starting today. Hours for donations are Monday-Friday from 9 am-3:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm and are accepted in the back.

 

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Taste of Andersonville to benefit Care for Real, Weds. August 9

Taste of Andersonville to benefit Care for Real, Weds, August 9

One of the best dining events of the year! Join us Wednesday, August 9, 6-9pm for the Annual Andersonville Dinner Crawl. And $1 from every ticket sold benefits Care for Real! 🍴

Enjoy a “Taste of Andersonville” on two curated dining routes, each featuring 11 small plate stops! Visit your favorites restaurants, find new spots to dine, shop, and meet neighbors and friends. 

Tix available at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3044215 (copy and paste in browser)

Choose from the GOLDEN FORK route or the SILVER SPOON route, both filled with great eats. Or purchase THE WORKS and take on BOTH routes and the whole neighborhood! 

Tickets for one route are $30 in advance and $35 week-of-event, if available; for THE WORKS, tickets are $55 in advance and $65 week-of-event, if available. 

Ticket passports can be picked up starting at 4PM from the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark on August 9.

GOLDEN FORK (Vegetarian friendly)
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Bar Roma Chicago (Meatball)
Candyality (Candy kebob)
Dollop Diner (Donut Bites & potatoes)
Jerry’s – Andersonville (Fried Green Tomato & Pimento Cheese Bruschetta)
Kopi A Travelers Cafe (black bean & corn salad)
KOVAL Distillery @ Milk Handmade (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin)
Lady Gregory’s – Andersonville (Macaroni & Cheese)
Ranalli’s of Andersonville – Chicago (an assortment of thin crust pizzas)
TrueNorth (Kale Banana smoothie)
The Wooden Spoon (Pit smoked beef sandwich w/ horseradish aioli and vidalia onion)
Additional vendor TBA

SILVER SPOON
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Andies Restaurant (Organic falafels, Baba Ganoush, Spinach & Feta pie) 
Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant (Braised prosciutto Flatbread & vegetarian option available)
The Coffee Studio COMING SOON!
Fireside Chicago (Gouda Mac & Cheese w/peas & mushrooms & Cajun meatloaf)
First Slice Pie Cafe (Cherry Streusel pie bites)
Konak Pizza & Grill (Chicken chops w/ bulgar rice)
KOVAL Distillery City Olive (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin)
Long Table Pancakes @ Andersonville Farmers Market (silver dollar pancake shish-kebabs)
Pork Shoppe (Chicken & Pickle skewers, Corn fritter)
Replay Beer & Bourbon-Andersonville (Kale empanadas, beef empanadas, and pork belly)
Vincent Restaurant (French Toast Bites)

Chicago Spirit Brigade selects CFR as Edgefest beneficiary, August 5 & 6

Chicago Spirit Brigade selects CFR as Edgefest beneficiary, August 5 & 6

Come see the Chicago Spirit Brigade at EdgeFest! These fantastic supporters of Care for Real will have four performances with two on Saturday, August 5th, and two on Sunday, August 6th!

That’s right, FOUR chances to see your favorite CSB Stars!! Be sure to spot the red buckets to make your charitable donation! 125% of what CSB raises at these 4 performances will go to Care for Real! And we’ve found a matching donor to help extend the $$ raised at the events.

Location:  on Broadway from Thorndale to Ardmore

Saturday, August 5th

1:30p – North Stage
3:30p – South Stage

Sunday, August 6th

3:00 – South Stage
4:30 – North Stage

20th Century Fox and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios support CFR Clothing Closet

20th Century Fox and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios support CFR Clothing Closet

Thank you 20th Century Fox and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios for the generous clothing donation!  Care for Real now distributes more than 11,000 articles of clothing and personal care items each month.  And the contribution came just in time as we are seeing an increase in families with children turning to us this summer.  

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Care for Real experiences very busy May 2017

Care for Real experiences very busy May 2017

May 2017 was the busiest month Care for Real experienced in a long time. 5,402 individuals from 2,972 households participated in our food program and another 588 households (and approximately 1,300 individuals) received clothing and personal care items. 93 new clients came through our doors for the very first time – primarily seniors who are unable to keep up with the rising costs of basic human needs. We are grateful to everyone who supports Care for Real. Donate to our cause by visiting: www.careforreal.org/donate

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This weekend: Meet the Care for Real Team at Andersonville Midsommarfest 2017!

This weekend:  Meet the Care for Real Team at Andersonville Midsommarfest 2017!

Andersonville Midsommarfest 2017 kicks off this Friday, June 9 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm and continues June 10-11 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. These is a $10 suggested donation at the gate (kids under 12 and seniors are free). This year, Care for Real volunteers will be at the Balmoral East beer tent on Saturday night, the Balmoral West beer tent on Sunday morning and the Balmoral East beer tent on Sunday night. Part of the proceeds from each tent will benefit Care for Real. Stop by and say hi to the Care for Real team!

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Care for Real Board Member Steven Pryor and partner Gregg Rojewski named Edgewater Living Treasures

Care for Real Board Member Steven Pryor and partner Gregg Rojewski named Edgewater Living Treasures

The Edgewater Historical Society will be honoring Care for Real Board Member and Pack the Car founder, Steven Pryor, and his partner, Gregg Rojewski, as Edgewater’s Living Treasures at a community wide event, Saturday, June 10 1:00pm at The Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. 

Care for Real congratulates them for their generous and dedicated support!

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