Thank you Chi-Town Jazz Festival and Founder John Moulder!
We are so grateful to John Moulder and the Chi-Town Jazz Festival for your generous support of Care for Real. It’s an honor to be a beneficiary of the festival. Your contribution will help us continue to provide the highest level of free programs and services to our neighbors in need.
Pack the Car this Saturday!
Pack The Car is holding the first event in 2016 this Saturday, Janaury 30, from 9:00AM – Noon at the corner of Berwyn and Clark. Steven and Gregg will be collecting non-perishable food, clothing, pet food and supplies and monetary donation in support of our organization. Make sure to stop by and drop off a contribution.
Support CFR during HUNGER ACTION MONTH
September is Hunger Action Month. Please consider sharing, volunteering or donating. You can help us make a difference. Visit www.careforreal.org and make a donation online today!
Bark Bark Club hosts Fundraiser Tues., Sept 15
Please join us Tuesday, September 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm, at Bark Bark Club for a Happy Yappy Hour to benefit Care for Real. A suggested $10 donation will get you wine and beer and yummy nibbles. Bring your dog, too!
Proceeds help fund our growing Pet Pantry Program.
Portillo’s Donates over 1,600 lbs. of delicious Italian Beef!
Over 1600 lbs of Portillo’s delicious Italian Beef was donated today! We have Tim here posing with a fraction of the boxes Care for Real received. Just in time for our last (and super busy) distribution in July.
Thank you Portillo’s!
Peterson Garden Project Donates Bounty!
What a lovely donation we received from Peterson Garden Project. And Care for Real is filled with the wonderful aroma of fresh herbs! Such a treat for the clients today.
Whole Foods CFR Fundraiser, Thurs., July 23
Join Whole Foods Market Edgewater and Care for Real next Thursday, July 23 any time between 4pm and 7pm at the store’s wine bar (back by the wine and cheese section in the southwest corner of the store) for an evening of dinner and drink.
With a $12 donation, you will be served delicious food and two glasses of wine. All proceeds will go to Care for Real. Enjoy dinner at the same time you tackle your grocery list!
Whole Foods’ and ONE DIME AT A TIME Promotion benefits CFR July 1 – Sept. 30
Thank you Whole Foods Market Edgewater for selecting Care for Real as the beneficiary of the ONE DIME AT A TIME Promotion – July 1 – Sept. 30! Every dime makes a difference. Each time you use a reusable bag, you can choose to receive a 10cent per bag refund or choose to donate the dime to Care for Real.
Steep Theater event to benefit Care for Real, April 20
On Monday April 20th, for one night only, the Steep Theater space will be transformed by homemade art, music and feasting in celebration of spring coming to the land at last. We will make a love letter to the earth out of cardboard, paint, things left behind, string, light, things in transformation, hope, joy and imagination, and fill the theater with a Big Earth Party. Come make beautiful things with your hands, listen to live music, sing songs, share abundant homemade food and drink, and honor the work of Care for Real – one of three not for profits selected as a beneficiary.
Guests make a suggested donation of $10 at the door and then get to decide which of the three organizations receives their gift – every penny we raise at this event goes to the honorees, and we learn a bit about them as a bonus! Together, we will turn our city into a garden, thriving under the sun in these first days of Spring.
April 20th 6pm – 9pm celebration window–come over anytime! Bring kids, adults, anybody.
February is canned food month!
February is #cannedfoodmonth. Please consider dropping off a donation or hosting a Food Drive to help Care for Real keep up with rising level of need in our community. No one should go hungry. We could sure use your support during these very challenging times.
Living Fit Chicago Annual Thanksgiving Boot Camp!
Kick off your Thanksgiving, November 27 with a healthy start by joining Jen Ottoson and LivingFit Chicago for The Annual Thanksgiving Boot Camp at Northside Catholic Academy Gym (1420 W. Granville), 8:00am. Boot Camp is FREE with a monetary or non-perishable food donation for Care for Real!
Thanks to Jen and everyone supporting us at what has become a holiday morning tradition.
Marty’s Martini Bar gives back to CFR Sunday, August 24, 2:00pm-5:00pm
MARTINIS THAT MATTER
This Sunday, August 24, from 2:00pm-5:00pm, we hope you stop by Marty’s Martini Bar and help support Care for Real. A portion of every martini sold will benefit our organization! And it’s supposed to be a hot weekend – why not enjoy a refreshing cocktail and support a great cause. See you Sunday.
Mariano’s pledges support of Care for Real
On Monday, April 21, Mariano’s Chairman and CEO, Bob Mariano, presented Lyle Allen, Care for Real Executive Director, with a donation in the amount of $2,500. Our new neighbor has pledged continued support of our organization. We thank Bob and everyone at Mariano’s for their generosity!
Pictured: Care for Real Executive Director, Lyle Allen, Mariano’s Chairman and CEO, Bob Mariano and 48th Ward Alderman, Harry Osterman
Sacred Heart 2014 Care for Real Cookie & Easter Card Drive
Check out these photos – how can you mot love them! On Saturday, April 5, Care for Real received a very special donation from the students at Sacred Heart Schools Chicago . The kids held a Cookie Drive and created Easter Cards (all little works of art) for our clients.
Thanks to you all for bringing such wonderful treats to us!
Chicago Financial Women Fundraiser, December 10
Thanks to Chicago Financial Women for hosting a Holiday Happy Hour and Care for Real fundraiser on Tuesday, December 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Thai Urban Kitchen, 500 West Madison. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Care for Real! Read more and make a reservation here: