This annual event sells out fast. The sooner you register the better 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, we are a 100% volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for the National MS Society. Through crop events, we create an enjoyable and social environment for our participants who so generously continue to attend crop events and support our organization.
Founded by Laura Machonis, “Crop for a Cause” began as an idea that 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 now registered with AmazonSmile! When you shop with smile.amazon.com you candesignate Crop for a Cause as your designated charity (we are a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization) and 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.
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!