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October Events To Benefit Edgewater’s Care For Real

lsBecause Edgewater loves our awesome local food pantry Care For Real, here are a few upcoming events this month to show your support:

Winter Coat Drive
On Tuesday, October 28, Care for Real will be partnering with The Pan-African Association and Red Cross by hosting our Annual Winter Clothing Drive and Welcome Event for several groups of African refugees and immigrants who come to Chicago’s Edgewater community to start a new life in our country. This year, we expect over 300 will be in need of our services and seek a mix of winter clothing to offer these new clients as we help to ensure they stay safe and warm through Chicago’s long, cold winter. These individuals and families – our new neighbors – have come to Edgewater to escape unstable political situations and political persecution, seek education, find more promising economic opportunities and reunite with family members. Please drop off winter clothing donations of coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Lyle at 773.769.6182 or email lyle@careforreal.org for more information.

Democracy Burlesque benefit performance
On Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark Street, Democracy Burlesque – Chicago’s only sketch comedy company that focuses exclusively on political satire – presents its 2014 Election Revue, AMERICA: THE REBOOT – SKETCH COMEDY ABOUT ‘WE’, THE PEOPLE and will host a performance in support of Care for Real! A portion of every ticket will benefit our organization. Order tickets to the October 21st performance in advance here and make sure to click on the “Care for Real” button.

Shred Event
The A.C.T. Group invites you to participate in our first Shred Event on Friday, October 24 in our parking lot at 6228 N. Broadway 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. You will be able to watch OSDD’s mobile truck shred your documents! Here’s the catch, in order to participate, for each bag/box of shred you bring, we are asking that you bring a bag/box of non-perishable food items (or a cash donation). After the shred event, we will be taking all contributions to Care For Real, on behalf of this great community!

Please note: This is not meant to be a recycling event. Only documents that have personal information and are not meant to be seen publicly should be considered shred eligible.Please join us! Bring a bag of shred, bring a bag of food, and bring a friend. The more the merrier!! Questions? Call 773-743-2196

Chefs Care for RealReturns to Uncommon Ground
Uncommon Ground Devon will be hosting a week-long Chefs Care for Real Sunday, October 26 – Saturday, November 1, 2014. Care for Real will receive a portion of proceeds from a special prix fixe menu that entire week! Thanks to Helen and Mike Cameron. Hope to see everyone come out and enjoy delicious food and cocktails from the “Greenest Restaurant in America.”


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