The Month of August
Citywide

September 1, 2020: Thank you all for a wonderful birthday celebration! We look forward to marking another year of service with you again next year. Special thanks to all of our participating restaurants and businesses who made our birthday month so memorable.

Nourish Our City is a month-long fundraiser throughout August in celebration of Meals on Wheels Chicago’s birthday. Our organization has been serving Chicago’s homebound for 33 years, and we are celebrating by raising awareness and funds to further our cause. Businesses all across the city are showing their support by sharing a portion of profit, offering one-of-a-kind experiences, or selling special items on behalf of the Meals on Wheels Chicago’s mission. Proceeds will support MoWC programs that improve quality of life and maximize independence for seniors and people with disabilities. A list of opportunities to support our mission in August is below!

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Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar
August 31 | 5:30pm

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar is hosting a virtual wine tasting event. Tickets are $50 and include 4-four ounce wine tastings and 4 cheeses with accoutrements.  Participants may choose curbside pick up or complimentary delivery.  Please note that the wines are not opened until day of to ensure freshness, so they will be available for pick up/out for delivery on Monday 8-31 between 2pm and 4pm. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheel Chicago!

Click here to buy your tickets! Make sure to select the “Wine & Cheese Pairing Benefit Monday 8/31” option!

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Blowout Junkie
August 24 – 28

Blowout Junkie is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a gift certificate that can be applied to any of their amazing services. And feel free to bring some bubbly to your appointment – they are BYOB! Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Big Bus Tour
August 24 – 28

Big Bus Tour Chicago is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a Classic Day Tour certificate for 2 people which can be redeemed once service resumes. Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Carnivale
August 24 – 28

Carnivale is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a $200 gift certificate to the restaurant. Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Caffe Umbria
August 24 – 28

Caffe Umbria is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of The Caffè Umbria 2 Bag Sampler Box.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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The Chicago Mosaic School
August 24 – 28

The Chicago Mosaic School is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a  gift certificate that can be applied to any of their amazing classes or workshops. Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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The Chopping Block
August 27th | 6pm

The Chopping Block is hosting  a virtual class to benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago! Owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast via a Zoom demonstration. Tickets are $10, and you can include a donation for Meals on Wheels Chicago at checkout!
Click here to buy your tickets.

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Desks & Dayjobs
July 31

Desks & Dayjobs is encouraging listeners to donate to Meals on Wheels Chicago during their livestream of The Cursed Temple of Checagou on Friday, July 31st at 7pm CST. Show them your donation receipt and they will enter you into a raffle to win wonderful prizes!

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Dovetail Brewery
All Month

Order for pick up or delivery during the month of August and you’ll get information about how to support Meals on Wheels Chicago. We are so grateful to Dovetail Brewery for helping us spread the word about our cause!

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Green Grocer Chicago
All Month

Green Grocer Chicago is making a donation to our mission in honor of our 33 years of serving the homebound community. We hope you support their business!

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Lifeway Kefir
August 24 – 28

Lifeway Kefir is participating in our auction! You can place a bid to have the Kefir Food Truck come to your block to hand out FREE servings of their Frozen Kefir. It’s the perfect addition to your next outdoor gathering, or a special treat for the neighborhood at or in lieu of your annual block party! Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

Meals on Wheels Chicago will also be giving away up to twenty (20) $10 gift cards to their shop! Follow us on social media to find out how to enter to win!

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Life Kitchen
August 24 – 28

Lyfe Kitchen is donating a gift certificate to our auction! Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Mercadito
August 24 – 28

Mercadito is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a special tasting menu prepared for two ($200 value).  Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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My Charcuterie
August 24 – 28

My Charcuterie is participating in our online auction! They are offering one of several charcuterie boards along with specially curated selection of premium meats, cheeses, and produce. Don’t miss it!

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Pilot Project Brewing
August 7 – 9

Buy any “House Lager” that weekend and $2 from every purchase will benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago.

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Revolution Brewing
August 24 – 28

Revolution Brewing is donating to our online auction in honor of our birthday celebration! You can be the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate good for on-premise sales at their Taproom and Brewpub locations, and s Revolution Brewery swag bag that includes two pint glasses, a hat, a tin wall tacker, and a tote! Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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See’s Candies
All Month

See’s Candies is donating their products to the home meal delivery program in honor of our birthday celebration! Each of our 10,000+ clients will get a sweet treat added to their meal delivery. Everyone loves candy!

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Whirlyball
August 24 – 28

Whirlyball is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a Whirlyball court for one hour ($250 value).  Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Wildwood Photography
August 24 – 28

Wildwood Photography is participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a one hour photography session plus one 5×7 fine art print with hi-res digital file.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Wines For Humanity
All Month
August 24 – 28

Wines For Humanity is offering our supporters a way to shop for wine and be charitable at the same time! Visit www.winesforhumanity.com/justins, hit the SHOP tab and use MEALS15 at checkout to give Meals on Wheels Chicago 15% of your purchase!

 Wines For Humanity is also participating in our auction! You can be the lucky winner of a an in home wine sampling event ($250 value).  Subscribe to our newsletter to get info on how to place your bid!

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Wolfbait & B-girls
August 15 – 16

Wolfbait & B-girls is donating 10% of their profits to Meals on Wheels Chicago on Saturday, August 15th (open 10am – 5pm) and Sunday, August 16th (open 10am – 2pm). Visit their store for apparel, accessories, art, gifts, and more!

Join Our List of Participating Businesses

We are still recruiting businesses to participate in our month-long celebration and awareness campaign! You can share a portion of proceeds on a particular day, develop a special item and donate all or part of the revenue, or ask your customers if they’d like to make a donation to Meals on Wheels Chicago at checkout! If you would like to participate but don’t know how you’d like to get involved, please contact Ellen Bouleanu, Director of Marketing & Events, at [email protected].