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UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Fun Friday Craft Night – Second Friday of EVERY MONTH
Join us for a fun night of crafting once a month. Located at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bartlett. Reservations required. Click here for reservation and event details.

Join our Walk MS Team – Schaumburg Walk – Sunday May 6, 2018
Whether you’ve walked on our team more times than you can count or if you’re a first timer, please visit our Walk MS page and consider joining the team, starting a satellite team or sponsoring our team. Learn more. View pictures from last year.

Riccardo’s Ristorante- Enjoy lunch or dinner on Thursday May 17, 2018
Stop by Riccardo’s in Schaumburg for lunch or dinner on May 17th, and 25% of your bill will be donated to the MS Society. See details here and print the flyer to take with you.

MS Summer Escape 4 DAY Weekend
Thursday July 19 to Sun July 22, 2018
Join us for a fun-filled 4 day weekend in Itasca at the beautifully renovated Westin Chicago Northwest. SWAG BAG, raffles, the famous Bargain Area, and more. Get all the details now.

EVENT RESULTS

March Madness – March 10, 2018
What a great turnout for our largest fundraiser of the year. Because of your generosity we raised $10,775!! Save the date for next year, March 8, 2019. You don’t want to miss this super-charged crafting extravaganza! Tickets will go on sale in November.  See pictures here. 

Kuhnie’s Winter Escape- January 19-21, 2018
Such a fun weekend, lots of laughing, games, making new friends and scrapbooking and crafting. Holiday Inn in Itasca, IL. $3,426 was raised at this annual event!  View photos from the 2018 event.

Royal Scrapbooking- October 27-29, 2017
Another great Royal Scrapbooking event in the books. This past October, we had a great group of crafters for the entire weekend at the Hyatt Place Naperville/Warrenville and raised $1,745.  Event photos

Crop & Inking with Julie
We had a blast at yet another twelve-hour day crafting day in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where we were pleased to raise $616 for our cause.  Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. See photos here.

Fill the Air With Hope 2017
A fun filled, thirteen-hour September day of crafting was held in Elmhurst, Illinois. This crafting event, hosted by Allan Morrison, sold out and we raised $3,529. Thank you to everyone who participated! See photos here.

Scrapbook Expo 2017
We had a great time at the Schaumburg Scrapbook Expo back in August 2017. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the fight against MS! See photos here.


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.

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