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 email@example.com.
All proceeds will benefit Care for Real, helping our neighbors in the Edgewater community.
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:
Support Care for Real on #GivingTuesday, November 29
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Care for Real will be participating in the national campaign, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Please consider making a donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate.
Uncommon Ground Fundraiser
1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 13th
Featuring a $35 3-course Care for Real prix-fixe menu in which $5 from each will be donated to Care for Real! Reservations can be made by calling 773-465-9801. See you there!
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.
Save the Date: ACT hosts Annual Shred Event, Sept. 17
The ACT Group will host their Annual Shred Event and Care for Real Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-12noon. More info coming soon!
Care for Real launches Annual School Drive
Care for Real annually distributes 850 backpacks to ensure every kid starts the school year off on the right foot. You can also help by making a donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate where your contribution goes even further.
Call Bar hosts CFR fundraiser, June 18, 9:30pm
Ashley Morgan presents ‘Queen’s Choice – A Drag Review’ benefiting Care For Real.
When: Saturday June 18th. Seating 9:30, show to follow
Where: The Call in Andersonville
Join Ashley and The Call Girls for a night of theatrical drag entertainment! The cast will be performing numbers suggested by their fellow cast members. You’re not gonna want to miss this!!
Your donation at the door goes completely to Care For Real along with the proceeds of the shots sold during the show by our shot seller!!
So come out to The Call, help us raise funds for a WONDERFUL cause, enjoy a GREAT show, and then dance the night away on Andersonville’s LARGEST dance floor!
Crew Bar + Grill names Care for Real MillerCorps Summer Beneficiary!
Thank you Mark Robertson, Mike Sullivan and the entire Crew Bar + Grill team for choosing Care for Real as your MillerCoors beneficiary – for the second year in a row! While you are out and about this weekend (and all summer long) make sure to stop in and drink up for a great cause.
City Lit Theatre Hosts Care for Real Fundraiser Sunday, June 5, 3:00pm
Hauptmann by John Logan
Directed by Artistic Director Terry McCabe
The Sunday, June 5th, 3PM matinee of HAUPTMANN will be a special performance that highlights Care for Real, our beloved local food pantry. There is a special ticket price of $20 and City Lit will split the proceeds from the special ticket with Care for Real.
Tickets for the HAUPTMANN Care for Real Sunday are now available two ways:
- Via the City Lit website – www.citylit.org– When on the web site, hit the purchase tickets button. Then select the 6/5 matinee which is the Care For Real performance. Then put in the special promotion, “CARE” and the $20 ticket comes up for purchase.
- Call City Lit at 773-293-3682 and purchase.
The 30th anniversary run of Hauptmann previews this week at City Lit. Four members of previous Chicago productions return from the world premiere that played at what is now the City Lit stage and two people involved in the 1991 revival at Victory Gardens are returning to play a part in this wonderful revival. Jerry Bloom and Terry McCabe from the Stormfield production, and James Dardenne and George Seegebrecht from the 1991 revival at Victory Gardens.
On April 3, 1936, Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. He was innocent. In the moments before his execution, surrounded by guards, he relates his story in flashback. Woven into the telling are Hauptmann’s flaws, which makes us unsure we can trust him.
By the Tony award-winning author of Red, Hauptmann has hundreds of productions around the world. City Lit’s production reunites the play with its original director, on the same stage where it premiered thirty years ago.
A TAIL TO REMEMBER A HUGE SUCCESS!
Saturday, April 23 really was A TAIL TO REMEMBER. We are overwhelmed by the support. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success. We exceeded our fundraising goal allowing us to provide the highest level of service to those in need of our beloved and impactful Pet Pantry Program!
MARTINIS THAT MATTER, Sunday, April 10!
Join us at Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral, Sunday, April 10 from 2pm-5pm for Martinis That Matter. Proceeds from sales will benefit Care for Real.
See you there!
Edgewater Art Show, March 4 & 5
On March 4 & March 5, Care for Real friends and neighbors are holding a really cool Art Show at Edgewater Beach Apts, 5555-7 N. Sheridan Rd in support of our organization! Come out and join us.
Chicago Market Co-Op Pop Up, March 5
Chicago Market will host their next Co-op Pop-Up Market from 2-5 p.m. March 5 at the Swedish American Museum. The market’s theme is Bulk-Up!, a perfect showcase for lots of bulk items (flours, grains and lots more) as well as vegetables, fruits, dairy, coffee, laundry detergent and other goods that are available during late winter in Chicago. Stop by and meet some of the folks from Care for Real – we will have a table seeking food and monetary donations.