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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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

 Care for Real Development/Communications Associate

Reporting to the Development Director, this position provides administrative and creative support for office operations, annual fundraising efforts and special events, donor database management and development of promotional materials.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support the Development Director and Executive Director in their work
  • Manage the donor database including entry and analysis of all donor gifts and key constituent information; submission for and management of corporate matching gifts, and pledge tracking.
  • Provide support for special events and fundraising efforts including logistics, volunteer recruitment, preparation of promotional materials, etc.
  • Develop internal and external communications materials including e-newsletters, brochures, posters, etc.
  • Manage website and social media including Twitter and Instagram
  • Coordinate direct mail and digital appeals
  • Complete new projects as assigned and take the initiative to further Care for Real’s overall success

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Computer and graphic skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Database knowledge and experience; familiarity with donor management software a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekends, scheduled in advance, in support of benefits as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple work assignments and to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to ask questions, anticipate hurdles and solve practical problems independently
  • Ability to take initiative as well as direction

Starting Salary:  Mid-high 20’s.  Benefits include vacation and sick time.  To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:  development@careforreal.org before June 30, 2017. 

No phone calls, please.  

Care for Real is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Pack the Car this weekend!

Pack the Car this weekend!

PTC is rolling out this Saturday from 9AM – Noon at the north east corner of Berwyn and Clark. Care For Real is in need of personal care items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, new bedding linens women’s care items, diapers and band aids.

Thank you Steven and Gregg for your support!  See you Saturday.

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City Lit Theater Cares for Real

City Lit Theater Cares for Real

City Lit Theater is offering Special $20 tickets to the following performances of London Assurance:  Fri. June 9, 7:30pm, Sat. June 10, 7:30pm, Sun. , June 11, 3:00pm, Fri. June 16, 7:30pm, and Sat. June 17, 7:30pm.  50% of the ticket price will be donated to Care for Real! To purchase tix online, use the code CARE when purchasing at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592667 or mention CARE to purchase tickets at 773-293-3682.

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Visit Care for Real’s table at the 23rd EPIC Yard Sale

Visit Care for Real’s table at the 23rd EPIC Yard Sale

Care for Real will have a special table at 1262 W. Elmdale in conjunction with the 23rd Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, June 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm (rain or shine).  Many of the Block Club participants are also donating treasures for us to collect funds in support of our free programs and services.  Stop by and meet our team!  Special thanks to Lynn Pierce, EPIC Yard Sale Coordinator and Steve and Debra Northey for hosting our location.

EBGA SPRING GARDEN PARTY, May 13 at The Breakers

EBGA SPRING GARDEN PARTY, May 13 at The Breakers!

Join us for food, drink, entertainment and more at the Edgewater Beach Gardeners Association SPRING GARDEN PARTY, Saturday, May 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm at The Breakers.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Care for Real.

Last year, the EBGA donated hundreds of lbs. of fresh, locally grown produce to Care for Real reaching so many of our neighbors in need.  We are very grateful for the generous support!

See you May 13!

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Cheetah Gym Hosts Annual Prom Dress Drive

Cheetah Gym Hosts Annual Prom Dress Drive

For the second year, Care for Real is hosting our Prom Dress Drive for teens in need. From now until April 30, drop off dresses, jewelry, makeup, accessories or shoes at Care for Real or the lobby at Cheetah Gym, 5248 N Clark St. This year, Care for Real is also accepting tuxedos, suits and other formal shoes! Donations at Care for Real will be accepted Monday-Friday from 9am – 3:30pm and Saturday 9am – 12:30pm at the back door only.

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City Lit Theater special priced tickets to benefit Care for Real

City Lit Theater special priced tickets to benefit Care for Real 

Theaters CARE FOR REAL!

City Lit Theater is offering Special $20 tickets to the April 14, 15, 21, and 22 performances of Forty-Two Stories at 7:30pm. 50% of the ticket price will be donated to Care for Real. To purchase tix online, use the code CARE when purchasing at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2591755

or mention CARE to purchase tickets at 773-293-3682. Thank you City Lit!

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About the show:  A comedy about life in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condo building where a professional student from the University of Chicago is moonlighting as a janitor, a stressed-out apartment manager is at odds with the residents and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and a motley assortment of other staff members struggles with survival in the face of urban pandemonium.  And with the fact that one of them may be breaking into the units and stealing women’s underwear.  City Lit’s fourth Douglas Post show, following the world premiere of Somebody Foreign and two holiday productions of his musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.

EBA hosts 2nd Annual Art Fair, March 25, to benefit Care for Real

EBA hosts 2nd Annual Art Fair, March 25, to benefit Care for Real

Edgewater Beach Apartments will be hosting its Second Annual Art Fair on March 25, 10:30 AM to 3:30 pm.  The artists have been requested to donate 10% of their proceeds to Care For Real.!  The Care For Real Donation Jar will also be available for cash contributions.

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There is no admission fee and the general public is invited.  Paintings, prints, photographs, and jewelry will be featured.

See you on March 25!

SAVE THE DATE – 12th Annual Crew Bar + Grill Annual Chili Contest

SAVE THE DATE – 12th Annual Crew Bar + Grill Annual Chili Contest

It’s almost time for Crew’s 12th Annual Chili Contest, taking place on Saturday, January 28th! Got a great chili recipe? Talk to a server if you want to compete or email  crew@rootcollective.com.

All proceeds will benefit Care for Real, helping our neighbors in the Edgewater community.

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City Lit Theater Cares for Real

City Lit Theater Cares for Real

City Lit Theater is offering special priced tickets to selected performances of The Sundial:

Friday, Jan. 6 at 7:30PM, Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30PM and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3:00PM

To purchase tickets online use code CARE when purchasing at the following URL: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2587094 or call the box office and mention code CARE to purchase tickets at:  773-293-3682

Find out more info about the show at the following URL: http://www.citylit.org/the-sundial

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Halsted Street Pub Crawl Benefits Care for Real, December 10

Halsted Street Pub Crawl Benefits Care for Real, December 10

Join us Saturday, December 10 for the North Halsted Pub Crawl sponsored by North End and Revolution Brewing. For just $20, you will receive a shirt for the crawl, glasses, lanyards, keychains, swag and a “passport” that will allow you to sample delicious tastings of Revolution beers at North End, Bobby Love’s, F.O. Mahony’s, Cell Block and Charlie’s. At the end of the crawl, all ticket buyers who have their passport marked from every bar will receive a Revolution Holiday Kozie as a bonus. Great raffle prizes also available (raffle tickets available below). Registration begins at 1:00pm on the day of the event at North End, 3733 N. Halsted and the Pub Crawl will begin at 2:00pm. All proceeds benefit Care for Real!

Purchase tickets and raffle tickets in advance by visiting Event Brite online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halsted-street-pub-crawl-to-benefit-care-for-real-registration-29653366016?aff=ehomesaved

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