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Entries on the topic of “Fundraiser” 11 results

Shawn Campbell writesHomeMade Pizza Company Raises Some Dough for CHIRP this Wednesday

CHIRP is pleased to partner with the Lincoln Square Homemade Pizza Company store this Wednesday, October 3rd, for a great fundraiser!

The Homemade Pizza Company at 4603 N. Lincoln Avenue will donate the following amounts to CHIRP:

$4 for every large or gluten-free pizza sold
$2 for every large salad sold
$1 for every calzone or flatbread sold
10% of the price of every gift certificate sold

This fundraiser is taking place on Wednesday, October 3rd, and applies to the Lincoln Square store at 4603 N. Lincoln only. Orders must be picked up at the store to apply toward the donation. You can place orders in advance at

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Topics: fundraiser

Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesTonight: CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Vee Dee

It’s time for another CHIRP Night at the Whistler! This evening’s fundraising get-together features the fiery psych-punk of Chicago’s own Vee Dee! CHIRP DJs will be spinning between bands, and a percentage of the bar sales will benefit CHIRP Radio.

We’ll also be selling raffle tickets for great prizes throughout the night. Come out and join us for a great night of music!

The Whistler / 2421 N. Milwaukee / 9:30pm -2:00am / No Cover / 21+

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Erin Van Ness writesKing Pignacious and His Merry Swine: One Awesomely High-Concept CHIRP Fundraiser

Get ready for a three night “Modern-Day Multimedia Rock Opera” at the Viaduct Theater!

CHIRP is thrilled to have the energetic 10-piece King Pignacious performing “A Swine’s Rise to Power”—a music and multimedia concept show about the hog army’s hard fight against employer based healthcare. Or, in their words, the fight to “Cut the Tubes and Free the Youth.”

If you’re a fan of great music and daring performances (being a CHIRP listener suggests you are), you won’t want to miss any of these three great shows.

Sat 8/28: w/ Red Hot Annie’s Burlesque Show and Stephanie Rearick
Sat 9/4: w/ Four Star Brass Band
Sat 9/11: w/ Fluid Minds

Tickets for each night are only $10 and one-third of that will help CHIRP in the fight for excellence in independent radio. We can’t wait to see you there!

3111 N Western Ave.
Doors at 9pm. Show at 10pm. 21+

Read more and RSVP online!

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Topics: concerts, fundraiser

Mike Gibson writesUpcoming CHIRP benefit with Jonny Rumble, Detholz! and Honest Engines

CHIRP is pleased to announce our partnership with the Ford Fiesta Benefit at Subterranean featuring Jonny Rumble, the Detholz!, and Honest Engines on Thursday, April 29th. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $5, and all proceeds benefit CHIRP Radio! RSVP in order to receive the free giveaways (like beer, posters, and t-shirts!). Giveaways are only available while supplies last so come early, get free stuff, and support community radio! This show is 21+.

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Topics: concerts, fundraiser

Erin Van Ness writesMusic Is The Weapon

We are incredibly excited to be a part of Music is the Weapon 2, a DJ event that showcases and benefits local non-profits. Come by Between Lounge at 1324 N. Milwaukee from 930pm to 2am on December 12, have a drink or two, and get into the groove while you show your support for CHIRP. We’ll be splitting 15% of the bar proceeds with Rumble Arts of Humboldt Park. The more you drink, the more money we make! Not a drinker? Not a problem. CHIRP will be taking donations all night, so feel free to stop by, drop a buck or two in our donation jar, and get ready to dance! You must be 21+ to enter Between Lounge.

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Erin Van Ness writesHelp CHIRP raise money while checking out a unique performance!

CHIRP is excited to announce our partnership with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Thanks-4-Giving program this year!

Half of the proceeds from tickets purchased to the Step Afrika! show scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 19-21 at the Harris Theatre will be donated back to local charities. To choose CHIRP as your charity of choice, type CHRP-Radio in the promotional code section when checking out. Additionally, by selecting CHIRP as your charity of choice, ticket buyers will get an additional 10% discount off the regular ticket price!

You can buy your tickets to this event by clicking here.

Please visit the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Step Afrika!, and this year’s Thanks-4-Giving event page for more information or email Erin for questions about how this project benefits CHIRP.

And thanks for giving!

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Topics: concerts, fundraiser

Tony Breed writesThe Scotland Yard Gospel Choir needs your help

We at CHIRP were shocked and saddened to hear about The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s serious highway accident yesterday. SYGC has been a good friend to CHIRP since our inception, performing at benefits for us and being generally awesome.

In addition to having injuries requiring hospitalization, the band has lost their van and all of their equipment.

Bloodshot Records has set up a recovery fund you can donate to via PayPal. Please join us in contributing to this fund, and share this link with your friends. Tweet it, Facebook it, Digg it, get the word out.


[UPDATE] I changed the news link above to the Bloodshot Records’ news item on their site, because it will be updated as new information becomes available. (Latest news: Mark’s condition upgraded from “Critical” to “Serious”.) If you want the original “breaking news” link I had up before, you can find it here.

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Topics: chicago bands, fundraiser

Shawn Campbell writesCHIRP’s Webstream Kickstart Almost Halfway There

Launched merely a week ago, the fund raising campaign that CHIRP set up in conjunction with Kickstarter to cover the first year of CHIRPradio’s web streaming fees has been a great success. In 6 short days we’ve gotten almost halfway to our goal (As of this writing we’re at 47% of our goal). Can you be the one to put us over the halfway mark? Whether you can donate a dollar or a hundred dollars, we’ve seen this week that it all adds up extremely quickly. Let’s keep the momentum going strong into this weekend and perhaps we can not just break the halfway mark today, but by this time next week I’ll be following up with a post about succesfully shattering our entire fund raising goal!

Make your Kickstarter pledge now to show your support and read more about the campaign right here.

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Shawn Campbell writesHelp CHIRP Kickstart Its Webstream

CHIRP volunteers have been working all summer to get the new station ready to launch at We’re excited to be getting very close to the point where the new station will go live, and to make it to the finish line, we need your help.

One of CHIRP’s biggest expenses will be streaming fees — our next biggest cost after rent. That’s why we’re so excited that social funding site Kickstarter invited us to launch a fundraising campaign to cover our first year of streaming expenses.

The way a Kickstarter campaign works is that donors pledge money in support of a specific project, but no money is collected unless the group meets its goal. CHIRP’s goal is $4800, the anticipated cost of our first year of streaming.

You can help get CHIRP Radio up and running. Make a pledge right now and you can pick from all sorts of cool thank you gifts, from CHIRP t-shirts and water bottles to limited edition mix CDs and exclusive house parties from well-known CHIRP DJs. And everyone who makes a pledge at any level will be invited to a special open house at the brand new CHIRP studios later this fall!

With your help, Chicago’s brand new music and arts focused community radio station will launch before the end of the fall. Make your Kickstarter pledge now to show your support!

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Topics: chirpradio, fundraiser

Shawn Campbell writesHave a Cupcake This Week

If you haven’t yet made it over to the Bleeding Heart Bakery, don’t despair. CHIRP remains the recipient for the charity cupcake of the month until the end of July — and the chosen cake is the Veruca Salt, a delicious vanilla cupcake, filled with salted caramel, slathered with
caramel frosting and topped with four salts. Why not head over to 1955 W. Belmont right now and pick one up?

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Erin Van Ness writesCHIRP is Bleeding Heart Bakery’s Charity of the Month for June and July 2009!

We are excited to announce that CHIRP has been selected as Bleeding Heart Bakery’s charity of the month for June and July 2009.

$1 from each charity cupcake sold comes back to our organization. So stop on by, pick up a cupcake or two, and bask in the goodness of eating a delicious treat while supporting the work we do.

Bleeding Heart Bakery is located at 1955 W. Belmont in Chicago and is open from 7am to 7pm every day.

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Topics: fundraiser