“Paint for a Cause”

Join us for a night of painting – complete with instruction and all the supplies you’ll need. $35 per person. Event will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bartlett, IL on Friday, November 6th. Learn more.

Cropping and Inking with Julie

A Crop for a Cause Fundraiser to benefit the National MS Society. Join us Saturday, October 17th in Sugar Grove, Illinois. $35 fee includes beverages, snacks, dinner as well as table space to work at. Additional craft items for sale with 25% going to Crop for a Cause. Get all the details here.

Our Walk MS Team is #1 at our Walk Site

Walk_MSWalk MS 2015 was held Sunday, May 3rd. Our team participated at the Hoffman Estates location.

The 2015 team has raised…
$30, 776.59 to date!! Last minute appeals and donations are welcome until June 30th. Just visit our team page and make a donation of any amount.

Thank you to all of the veterans and rookies on this year’s team. We had an absolutely beautiful day for the walk, as well as awesome donations of coffee (Starbucks- Barrington Road) and hotdogs (The Dog Father- Bartlett).

We appreciate everyone’s continued participation and support!

Success! Our highest fundraiser ever…

IMG_3614-M(cropped)Super Crop 2015 was held on March 14 in Roselle, Illinois. This was our ninth annual event. Special thanks to 200 crafters, 28 VIP Donors and many, many sponsors who donated auction and raffle items, food, prizes and more. We are happy to announce that this year’s event raised over $20,000 for the MS Society. Together, we are all truly working to make MS a Memory!

Riccardo’s Ristorante 2015 MS Society Fundraiser

Crop for a Cause raises funds once a year at Riccardo’s. This year the event was held on Wednesday, April 22nd.  25% of the bill from dine-in and carry-out orders of our supporters, plus a generous donation from the owner of Riccardo’s raised $1,000 for the National MS Society.

Why We Do This
Working as a team, our 100% volunteer group is dedicated to raising funds for the National MS Society. Through craft events, we create an enjoyable and social environment for our participants who so generously continue to support our organization and attend our events.

Founded by Laura Machonis, “Crop for a Cause” began as an idea which combined the hobby of scrapbooking that she loves with fundraising for the disease she has. Diagnosed with MS in 1997, Laura began volunteering for the Chicago area MS Walk. In 2007, she created “Crop for a Cause” and leads the #1 team (140+ strong) each year at the MS Walk.

Amazon Smile
Crop for a Cause is a 501 (c)(3) public charitable organization and is now registered with AmazonSmile! When you shop with smile.amazon.com please designate Crop for a Cause as your preferred charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Crop for a Cause for MS research–at no cost to you. Click here to login to your Amazon account and then designate Crop for a Cause as your selected charity. Thank you for your continued support.

What’s New
Our founder, Laura Machonis, is featured in a January article on the Moxie & Muses blog page. Be inspired by Laura’s thoughts and philosophies on life and MS.

After nearly a lifetime of participating and volunteering in Walk MS, our founder’s son, Chris Machonis, looks poised to continue his efforts to fight MS until they are no longer needed. Seventeen-year-old Chris was recently featured in the Walk MS spotlight. We couldn’t be prouder at Crop for a Cause!