WE WARM CHICAGO
A Fundraiser for The Empowerment Plan
Mon, February 6, 2017
Moon Rise set out to purchase 30+ EMPWR coats in hopes of bringing real and lasting warmth to as many people as possible living homeless in Chicago. Each coat costs $100 to produce through The Empowerment Plan.
The Empowerment Plan is an organization that employs women from homeless shelters in Detroit to manufacture heavy-duty coats that fold out into self-heating sleeping bags to be given to homeless individuals in Chicago and throughout the midwest. They are a nonprofit organization working to empower all and struggling women to value themselves, while providing extremely durable and life-saving coats to homeless individuals in areas of extreme need, like winter in Chicago.
With the help of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 30 heavy-duty coats that fold out into sleeping bags were distributed to homeless individuals in areas of extreme need throughout Chicago. Our partnership with local homeless shelters allowed us to strategically distribute the coats throughout Chicago in the most effective manner possible. Additional funds raised supported The Empowerment Plan's education program, which helps their Detroit seamstresses obtain certifications and GEDs, hopefully breaking families from the cycle of homelessness.
Revolution Brewing, Michael Nameche @ Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Galerie F, Mosher Show, Jeni's Ice Cream, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Peninsula Chicago, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, Dusek's, Kimski/Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, Boiler Room, Long Room Chicago, Goddess and Grocer, Cards Against Humanity, Jim Beam, Leghorn Chicken, Lush, Forbidden Root, Pilsen Community Books, Modern Cooperative, Reggie's Chicago, Spinning J, Komoda, Christi Ahee, Lisa Slodki, Justin Van Genderen, Andrew Ghrist, Sheriff Nottingham, Claire Hefty, Artis Carrol Photography, Jana Kinsman @ Doodlebooth, DJ Bobby Evers, Toons, Coffee & Tea Exchange, Ipsento, Laugh Factory, Crosby's Kitchen, RR #1 Chicago, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Uncle Dan's Outfitters, Squasht, D'Agostinos, Roadhouse Cafe, Southport Lanes, The Butcher's Tap, Bar on Buena