Thursday, March 4, 2010

Peace Love and Hostelling! Fun, friends and fundraising

HI-Chicago thrives because of the support of so many people including staff, volunteers, travelers, organizational partners, teachers, students and in particular our donors big and small. Thank you!

Four times a year we get our friends together for Peace Love and Hostelling happy hours. We raise money for education at the hostel and raise a glass to toast our working together for a more peaceful planet. The turnout was great at our most recent event at Waterhouse Tavern and Grill at Paulina and Lincoln. Waterhouse was generous giving us plenty of room with our own bar and bartender. The Winter Olympics where on the big tv’s in the background and after a busy week, everyone was in the mood to relax, make new friends and enjoy the excellent beers on tap.

The forty-five supporters that came out on Friday night included volunteers, staff, board members, teachers, friends of the hostel and friends of friends. As a nonprofit, HI-Chicago depends on the support of donors to fund the educational programs for students here in the Chicago area. The money raised at Waterhouse enables teachers and their classrooms to participate in peace-building programs like Cultural Kitchen and Exchange Neighborhoods. Each year we struggle to meet the increasing demand from teachers, students and their schools for our programs. Every dollar raised helps fund a student. Thank you.

Our next Peace Love and Hostelling will be a very special one. On Wednesday, June 9th we join forces with one of the hostel’s great attraction partners, Bobby’s Bike Hike, for a cycling fundraiser. Ride along the lakefront with new and old friends and support a great cause, Hostelling International Chicago. I hope to see you then, and bring your camera for great skyline photos!

Grab a pint at Waterhouse Tavern & Grill
Go on a bike tour of Chicago with Bobby’s Bike Hike

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