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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.
Kuhnie’s MS Winter Escape
Make plans to get out of the house and join us at Hyatt Place Schaumburg from January 13-15, 2017. Learn more here and book your room by December 1st! Room rates are super reasonable and the crop fee is $75 per person for the weekend.
Save the date and make your reservations for this special fundraiser. Featuring singer/entertainer Melissa Barber – Cabaret for a Cause will be a fun night out – filled with live music from a variety of genres. Additionally, there will be raffles and CDs for sale. You can’t miss this unique and fun-filled, non-crafting night with Crop for a Cause. Get all the details here.
Royal Scrapbooking Retreat
A huge thank you to the girls at Royal Scrapbooking Retreats for hosting a weekend to benefit Crop for a Cause! What a wonderful time we had October 28-30. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported this event. Because of your generosity we raised $2,030! Thank you for all you are doing to help fight MS! See event photos here.
Cropping and Inking with Julie’s MS Day
A groovy time was had by all at the cropping and inking day — “Groovy 70’s Yeah Baby”! $330 was raised for Crop for a Cause. See photos here.
Traveling Canvas Paint Party- Packed with People and Fun
Our autumn paint party lead by Kellie Biggott of The Traveling Canvas Paint Parties was a hit. $975 was raised for Crop for a Cause. Thank you to all who attended. View photos here.
Thank you to everyone who attended Let’s Fill the Air with Hope and Cure MS on September 10th to benefit Crop for a Cause. Together with your generosity and the donations from private parties and corporations; we raised $5,486.38. THAT IS AMAZING!! We could not have done it without your help. Each day we get closer to finding a cure for MS, and having these kinds of events, along with your support, the day will come when MS is no longer a part of our lives. Our host, Allan Morrison, looks forward to hosting this event again in 2017! Check out all the great photos from our 2016 event.
Hatha Yoga Fundraiser
A fun day was had by all at the yoga fundraiser, also on September 10th, organized by Edie Machonis. Our instructor Sara, guided us through a beginner class of Hatha yoga. After the class everyone went to Riccardo’s for lunch. Because of your generosity this event raised $600. Thank you so much!! See event photos here.
All About The Scrap MS Weekend Crop raises over $3,000
Crafters enjoyed a relaxing three-day weekend at the Schaumburg Hyatt Place in July. A great time was had by all and $3,394 was raised for Crop for a Cause. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended. See the event photos here.
Our Walk MS Team celebrates 10 Years
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Walk MS 2016! So far this year, our team has raised $21,574 to help fight MS! Read more.
CROP FOR A CAUSE NEWS
Crop News- A Full Page Feature in the Daily Herald
Look for a feature article in the Daily Herald from Monday, February 22, 2016 about Crop for a Cause and our founder, Laura Machonis.
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!
- Go to smile.amazon.com
- Log into your account
- Click on “select your charity” or “change your charity”
- Search for “Crop for a Cause”
- Click “select”
- 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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