On behalf of the Friends of Lakeview Pantry and the Babiarz Family, you are cordially invited to attend the
Vincent Babiarz Memorial Toy Drive benefiting Lakeview Pantry and Coat Angels
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Made-to-order Pasta Bar from Chef Jeff
Special Musical Guest Red Pop Fury
3655 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
Please bring an UNWRAPPED toy marked “boy” or “girl” and appropriate age.
Gifts should be new in package and UNWRAPPED, with a suggested minimum retail price of $10.00 per gift.
Gifts are transported from the party to Lakeview Pantry, where patrons are allowed to select age appropriate gifts for their families.
Raffle tickets can also be purchased for $10. For every toy you bring, get a raffle ticket to win really cool stuff.
For every 5 toys you bring you get a bonus raffle ticket. Must be present to win!
On-going Raffle throughout the party
Restaurants | Books | Hotels | Theater | Gift Certificates
and much more...
Give the gift of holiday cheer and warmth in the memory of Vincent Babiarz this holiday season.
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FEATURING THE WORLD FAMOUS MADE-TO-ORDER PASTA STATION BY CHEF JEFF AND THE MUSICAL TALENTS OF RED POP FURY
We would love to receive donations into our live auction and raffle. 100% of the funds raised in our live auction benefit the Lakeview Pantry and Coat Angels. To donate an item, please contact Donations Chair, Emily Haite, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.456.3896. For questions related to the event, please contact Su Bermingham at email@example.com or 312.804.4656.
Event hosted by Friends of Lakeview Pantry and the Babiarz Family
Celebrating 20 years of providing toys to Lakeview Pantry, and our 8th year celebrating the life of Vincent Babiarz
With special thanks to Murphy's Bleachers for generously hosting the party for the past 15 years
Friends of Lakeview Pantry and Remembering Vincent
Friends of Lakeview Pantry is a volunteer group of local citizens, founded in 1998 by Su Bermingham and David Oliveira, who are committed residents to bringing a measure of joy and hope to children in the Lakeview neighborhood. What started as a small dinner party 20 years ago, has grown into a grass roots initiative to bring the joy of the holidays to families in need. Together with Emily and Christopher Haite, we recognize that we are truly blessed individuals that have a responsibility for those not as fortunate. We are the only group donating toys to Lakeview Pantry during the holidays and we know the power of giving a Christmas gift to a family in need can greatly impact their lives. Over the past 18 years, we've shared almost 10,000 toys spreading joy and smiles to thousands of families in need of hope and encouragement.
Last year, we collected more than 600 gifts, and $8,000 for the families Lakeview Pantry and Coat Angel serves. With your help, this year we hope to increase the number of gifts collected to 1,000 and to raise more than $10,000 for Lakeview Pantry. We are humbled and honored to continue our community efforts of the Lakeview Pantry Toy Drive in honor and memory of Vincent Babiarz. We recognize and support the Babiarz Family and continue to celebrate the sweet spirit and generosity of Vincent Babiarz through the donations of our supporters.