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UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Fun Friday Craft Night – Second Friday of EVERY MONTH

We heard from many of our crafters and they want more chances to get away for a craft night. Well, how about every second Friday of every month? Join Crop for a Cause at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bartlett for Fun Friday Craft Night. Make your donation to reserve your space today. Click here for reservation and event details.

Scrapbook Expo 2017
We’re live at the Schaumburg Scrapbook Expo. One more day – Saturday, August 19, 2017! Visit our super cool booth and take a spin on the wheel for a free prize, enjoy a make-n-take, enter our drawing for a free crop and help support the fight against MS! Learn more here.

Crop for the Cure 2017- Saturday, September 9, 2017
A thirteen-hour day of crafting fun held in Elmhurst, Illinois, hosted by Allan Morrison. This one day evballoonsent sells out quickly and we’re currently half-way there. Only 50 reservations will be taken. Fee is $50.00 per person (non-refundable). Get all the details here.

Crop & Inking with Julie- Saturday, September 30, 2017
Join us for 12 hours of fun and crafting in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The environment is super cool and crafty. Only seats 10 – so sign up now. Get all the details here.

Royal Scrapbooking- October 27-29, 2017
It’s that time again – time for a relaxing, creative and dynamic weekend. Bring your crafting materials and stay the weekend at the Hyatt Place Naperville/Warrenville. Space is limited- so reserve yours now. Get all the details about the event.

EVENT RESULTS

All About The Scrap
allaboutscrapJuly17The 2nd annual “All About the Scrap” Weekend Retreat was a sold out success. A 4 day no frills weekend of crafting was held at the Hyatt Place in Schaumburg in July 2017. An amazing group of women gathered to socialize and craft and together they donated $5,165.75 to Crop for a Cause. See event photos here and keep an eye out for information on the next weekend retreat.

Walk MS
Thank you to all of our 2017 Walk MS Team Members for another great turnout. Look back here soon for photos and fundraising results.

March Madness Crop
Well, it was one 12-hour craft event packed with loads of fun, relaxation, goodies, bargain bins and great raffle prizes. Look back here for more result details and photographs. Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered.

Cabaret for a Cause
Our first concert event was an overwhelming success. Everyone had a great time and people are still raving about the show Allan_Melissaput on by singer/actress Melissa Barber and her pianist Andrew Blendermann. Cabaret for a Cause presented a wide variety of musical genres and got the entire audience in on the act. Some more than others…check out the pictures. Thank you to all of our terrific volunteers and auction donors. And a big shout out to our Angel Sponsors Holistic Art Studio, Total Event Resources and The Business Press, and Venue Sponsor Durty Nellie’s. We raised just over $3000 thanks to the generosity of our awesome audience. Thanks for helping us make MS a memory with this new Crop for a Cause event.

 

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!

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Log into your account
  3. Click on “select your charity” or “change your charity”
  4. Search for “Crop for a Cause”
  5. Click “select”
  6. Now every time you are on Amazon smile and make a purchase we will receive .05% of your purchase as a donation from Amazon! How cool is that!?

Thank you for your continued support.

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