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Traveling Canvas Paint Party

Friday, April 28, 2017 6-9:30pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Back by popular demand – another wonderful traveling canvas paint party. This time we’ll be painting cherry blossoms. Learn more here.

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.



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.


Kuhnie’s MS Winter Escape

Kuhnie'sWinterEscapeWe had an amazing weekend in at the Schaumburg Hyatt Place. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the fight against MS! Because of your generosity, we raised $4296 at Kuhnie’s Winter Escape!! Until we see you next year, take a look at our fun event photos.


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.


All Day Crop - Was Definitely 14 Hours of Funfillairwithhope

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

yogafundraiserA 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 aJuly2016_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.

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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.

Amazon Smile
Crop for a Cause is a 501 (c)(3) public charitable organization and is now registered with AmazonSmile!

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