From thoughtfully including us in their Eve Week bag promotion to donating healthy snacks to After-School Tutoring, Whole Foods’ generosity toward 826CHI knows no bounds. This time, they’ve gifted five hundred mini cupcakes and brownies to April’s Promic-Con, effectively sugarizing the Prom and providing our staff with frosting fixes for the week that followed. They didn’t stop there, though, and bestowed upon us a $500 cash donation.
Whole Foods’ investment is a big deal to us. Their frequent support allows us to continue the free programming we provide to Chicago Public School students; inspiring creativity, reinforcing learning, and empowering these young people through self-expression. 826CHI is committed to investing in a better Chicago and relishes any opportunity to partner with local businesses doing the same.
To see pictures of our students and tutors goofing around whilst enjoying mini treats, visit our Facebook:
And now, a haiku of gratitude:
Thanks for the brownies
we ate them all up. Your cup-
cakes, too, were tasty.
Promic-Con 2013 was a huge success, thanks to the incredible time and effort of hundreds of volunteers, interns, businesses, organizations—not to mention the nerdish dancing of more than 250 guests at the SAIC Ballroom!. Between ticket sales, the raffle, and our silent auction, we were able to bring in more than $15,000 for our programs! That's amazing. We'll have pictures up soon! Stay tuned!
826CHI woefully bids adieu to Olivia Gil-Guevara as she leaves to concentrate on her studies. Olivia has been a shot in the arm to the events process at 826, and with her departure we will seek another dedicated, talented person to fill this half-time position.
For more information and to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WBEZ's Rick Kogan on 826CHI, 826 National, and Promic-Con. Big ups to our incredible volunteers who make 826 the magical place that it is. You can read his full column here.
Baterbys Art Gallery is coming to Schaumburg on Saturday, April 6th for a huge Charity Art Auction, which benefits 826CHI. Come to the Chicago Marriott in Schaumburg (50 N Martingale Road) and scope out great deals on works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, and more!
- Marc Chagall,
- Salvador Dali,
- as well as other well-known, up-and-coming contemporary artists.
Your attendance alone grants you access to FREE food, FREE drinks, and a raffle. You could win amazing framed artwork or a cruise for two! Auction bidding starts at 5:00pm.
For a free raffle ticket, RSVP by emailing email@example.com. Call 888-682-9995 for more details.
In the grand tradition of proms past, 826CHI presents “Promic-Con,” an evening wholly dedicated to celebrating the glory of fandoms and cosplay. Forget everything you know about high school prom, because we are bringing you “ONE PROM TO RULE THEM ALL.”
At 8:00pm on April 27th, come to the School of the Art Institute Ballroom (!!!) dressed in all manners of fandom (or secondhand formal-wear) for a night of costuming, silent auctioning, (free) drinking, raffling, geeking out, and DANCING.
Join our Facebook event page for updates and details about the silent auction
Beam yourself up (well, over) to the official Promic-Con web site to purchase your tickets: $40 for one, $75 for two. All proceeds from the event benefit 826CHI’s free writing programs for thousands of Chicago students.