Tuesday, November 17, 2009

'Tis the Season for Giving

Celebrate the holiday season with StreetWise at the second annual holiday fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at Praha Boutique (3849 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Ill., 773-549-1227). The fundraiser includes gourmet passed appetizers, which guests can enjoy while shopping at the European-inspired, affordable boutique. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from the event will be donated to StreetWise.

Praha is full of antiques, gifts, home goods and goodies like fragrant bath products for customers to peruse. With the owners taking regular trips to Europe, scouring the markets of tiny country towns, beautiful one-of-a-kind items can always be found in the store.

About StreetWise:
Since 1992, StreetWise has provided employment and opportunities for Chicago's homeless. Since its first edition, StreetWise has relied on the support of the community's businesses, philanthropic organizations and volunteers. StreetWise acts as a bridge to full-time employment and self-sufficiency to its thousands of vendors while continuing to expand awareness of homeless issues to a diverse Chicagoland readership.

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Bruce Crane at (312) 829-2526. Donations can also be made online at http://www.streetwise.org/. StreetWise is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

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