Our Next Event
This annual event sells out quickly. The sooner you register the lower the admission price. Plan to join us March 14, 2015 and bring your scrapbooking, crochet, knitting, needlepoint or other crafts. Learn more.
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.
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.
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!