Many companies are designating employee service days where staff can come together to benefit nonprofit organizations like Care for Real. Here are just a few of the invaluable volunteers that have helped us.
You are invited to join us with our friends at Cellars Bar and Grill for a holiday wine dinner benefitting Care for Real. Space is limited! Call 773.994.1208 to RSVP.
Save the dates!
St. Ita’s Annual Pet Blessing, Saturday, October 6, 11:30 am and The Episcopal Church of the Atonement Annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 7, 12:15 pm.
Saint Ita Catholic Church will be hosting their Annual Pet Blessing, Saturday, October 6 at 11:30 am.
The Church of the Atonement will be hosting the Annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 7 at 12:15pm on the north lawn.
We are grateful to Mother Erika who will deliver the blessings for your furry loved ones. Well-behaved pets are invited to attend the 11 am Mass.
Annual Hunger Walk, Saturday, September 8!
Rain or shine! The Hunger Walk is September 8th! Join this fun walk and picnic along the lakefront to support local soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters.
WHAT: 33rd Annual Hunger Walk
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th at 7AM
WHERE: Jackson Park at 1793 Hayes Drive
Special Promotion: City Lit Theater offers special price Care for Real performances
Fri. 9/7 – 7:30PM
Sat. 9/8 – 7:30PM
Sun. 9/9 – 3:00PM
Fri. 9/14 – 7:30PM
Sat. 9/15 – 7:30PM
Tickets available at:
Use the Discount Code CARE to receive the discount.
See you there!
A.C.T. Group hosts 5th Annual Shred Event & Fundraiser, September 22
The A.C.T. Group, 6228 N. Broadway, will be hosting the 5th Annual Shred Event, Saturday, September 22, from 9:00am-12:00noon.
Anyone can bring items to shred but everyone must make a contribution to benefit Care for Real. Monetary donations (cash or checks) are preferred but The A.C.T. Group will accept food donations. Food must be non-perishable and must NOT be expired.
This year, The A.C.T. Group are giving away awesome H2go 17oz Force water bottles to anyone donating $100 or more (cash or check). Check it out below!
Edgewater Beach Garden Association supports Care for Real!
The garden plots are flourishing with greens and herbs and our friends and supporters at the Edgewater Beach Garden Association (EBGA) will start harvesting beans, cucumbers and tomatoes soon.
Special thanks to the folks at Gethsemane who donated all of the soil enhancers, plants and seeds for the two garden plots that Edgewater Beach Garden Association (EBGA) maintains. Because of their generosity, the EBGA was able to plant both plots AND have a bit left over for a fall planting.
The Sacred Ways: REIKI supports CFR at Andersonville 2018 Midsommarfest
Be sure to check out Dave Rasmussen and his The Sacred Ways: REIKI Booth at next week’s Andersonville 2018 Midsommarfest ! Dave will be donating $25 to Care for Real every time someone books an upcoming session at The Sacred Ways.
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that promotes your natural healing abilities, thereby reducing stress and pain. Come learn about, and experience, this popular healing approach at the year’s Midsommarfest!
Dave Rasmussen is the founder and owner of The Sacred Ways Healing Studio in Andersonville – a Reiki Master/Teacher and has been sharing this healing technique for the past 10 years. Check out Dave’s website at https://www.thesacredways.com.
CFR participates in the Annual Edgewater Yard Sale 2018
In conjunction with this Saturday’s, June 2, Annual Edgewater Yard Sale 2018, Care for Real will have a table at The Edgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 North Sheridan Rd, 9:00am-4:00pm.
We will be seeking donations for our hand crafted tote bags and one of our longtime volunteers and seamstresses will be on site!
PACK the CAR hosts Martinis That Matter, Sun. May 20
Our friends at Pack the Car will be hosting the popular Martinis that Matter Sunday, May 20th at Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral, in Andersonville.
Proceeds from all martinis sold from 2:00pm-5:00pm benefit Care for Real!
Plus PACK the Car’s Steven and Gregg have secured lots of very cool raffle prizes. See you May 20.
Ashley Morgan Presents Heroes & Villains, Sat. May 19, A Benefit for Care for Real
Join Ashley and The Call Girls Saturday, May 19 for a night of theatrical drag as the cast brings to life heroes and villains from comics and movies. Your donations benefit Care For Real!
When: Saturday May 19th. Seating 9:30, show to follow
Where: The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr
Join Ashley, and The Call Girls, for a night of theatrical entertainment as the cast brings to life heroes and villains from comics and movies. Your donation at the door goes completely to Care For Real. Come for a WONDERFUL show, raise funds for a GREAT cause, then dance the night away on Andersonville’s LARGEST dance floor!
Cellars Hosts Spanish Wine Dinner and CFR Fundraiser, May 10
Tickets are still available for the upcoming Spanish Wine Dinner at Cellars on Thursday, May 10. 10% of proceeds and $2 from every bottle of wine sold will benefit Care for Real.
May’s wine dinner to raise money for Care For Real.
Tour of Spain, 5 courses, 5 Wines
reception 630, dinner at 7pm
Sea Scallops, Basmati Rice and Peas Orange and Saffron Sauce
Cava YA ‘Cuvee 23’ Brut
Iberico Ham and Manchego Salad, Crispy Potato Cake with Poached Egg
Guitan ‘Sobre Lias’ Old Vine Godello
Honey Glazed Pork Belly with Fennel and Jicama Slaw
Duck Leg Confit with Spinach and Chickpeas, Poached Pear Reduction
Senorio de Cuzcurrita Reserva, Rioja Alta
Churros and Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Bodegas Fontana ‘Oveja’ Tinta Graciano
Cost is $65 per person, tax and tip additional. Seating is limited, so reservations will be mandatory for this special event.
10% of the evening’s proceeds and $2 from every bottle purchased will be donated to Care for Real!
Please call 773-944-1208 to reserve your spot.
Annual Formalwear Drive kicks off!
Care for Real is accepting donations of formal wear to distribute in our Annual Prom Drive.
Formal wear will be available to clients in our Clothing Closet April 16-May 12 on a first come, first serve basis.
Donations of gently used, clean formal wear will be collected at the upcoming Northside Wedding Expo in Care for Real branded bins, or at the rear of the building during our donation hours:
Monday – Friday : 9 AM -3:30 PM
Saturday : 9 AM – 12:30 PM
HamBingo Mary’s Pet Pantry Fundraiser, March 5
HamBingo Mary’s is a weekly charity event held in Hamburger Mary’s Dining Room, with a different charity beneficiary every week.
Guests are asked to make a $15 donation to play all night. There are 10 games, three chances to win each game, and 10 prizes for winners. The money collected from Bingo cards goes directly to the Care for Real Pet Pantry.
The Care for Real Pet Pantry helps people, including seniors with pet food for dogs and cats on a monthly basis. For more information, visit www.careforreal.org or call (773) 769-6182