2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

Welcome to the Annual Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

This event will include The awesome musical talent of Teel Short & The incredible CHRON-O-TONES. 

There will be Guest Speakers and major announcements to be heard about Chicago Tiny House Inc. 

There will be lots of food music and raffles so please spread the word !!!! 

This event is being hosted by Chicago Tiny House Inc to welcome new support and raise money for our upcoming
Pilot program for Chicago.

Get Tickets today 

Donut Fest at the Zoo

Donut Fest at the Zoo

Chicago Tiny House Has Partnered with Donuts at the Zoo who will sponsor an awesome fundraiser for Chicago Tiny House & Lincoln Park Zoo

For every Ticket sold, Donuts at the Zoo will donate $5.00 to

Chicago Tiny House !

Ticket buyers must use our special code ” TINY ”
(without Quotes)

Please use this link: Donuts at The zoo

Donut Fest at the Zoo! – A Chicago Donut Tasting at Lincoln Park Zoo!

 

DESCRIPTION

Taste some of the best donuts in Chicago while sipping on mimosas, beer, wine (for those of age!) and coffee while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals & gardens. Tickets include Admission, donut tastings from some of Chicago’s most famous donut shops & bakeries, interactive games, live entertainment, giveaways and MORE! A large portion of the proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year! Get your tickets now!

Want to have your donut featured at Donut Fest at the Zoo? E-mail us at [email protected] now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events!

FREE STUFF!

All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: Use code ‘CTS2’ for 2 FREE rides from Lyft (up to $5 off each of your first two rides) – 2 FREE rides in an affordable ride share with Viausing promo code ‘CTS2’ – Up to $10 towards a FREE taxi ride from Curb with promo code ‘CTS10’– $25 in on-demand laundry service from Tide Spin with promo code ‘CHI25’ – $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice. Click HERE for more info!

PHOTO CONTEST:
Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using “#DonutFestatTheZoo” Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the event!

FAQ
Do I need a ticket to go to this event?

  • Yes. You need a ticket to enter Donut Fest at the Zoo. It will be held in a large private area of Lincoln Park Zoo that includes many exhibits, gardens and more.

What do I need to bring to get into the event?

  • Your printed ticket from Eventbrite that displays the square QR code. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, you must have a valid 21+ government issued ID.

If I’m not going to be eating donuts, do I still need to buy a ticket?

  • Yes! ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.

Will you have options to fit my specific dietary restriction?

  • A variety of donuts will be served, but we unfortunately cannot cater to all dietary restrictions. If you are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. there may not be a lot of donut options for you, but the event will still be a blast!

Does my child need a ticket?

  • Yes. ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.
  • Children under 2 years old do not need tickets, but they will NOT receive the donut tastings unless you buy a ticket for them.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR LINCOLN PARK ZOO MEMBERS:

For Lincoln Park Zoo members, please use the first three digits of your member ID for 10% off your tickets.

Chicago Tiny House T-Shirt Sale!

Chicago Tiny House T-Shirt Sale!

We’re having a t-shirt sale this month!

All proceeds help fund the building of our tiny house prototype! Building an example of a tiny house is our first priority. We need this in order for people to get a better understanding of what they look like and how the interior layout is designed. This will help people know what they are giving towards. All of our tiny houses will be handicap accessible which is incredibly important to us.

Our first project will be geared towards housing vets in tiny houses. We have a number of social service organizations who have agreed to help us with support services and financial backing.

Statistics on Homeless Veterans

In April 2017, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless released an analysis of how many Chicagoans are homeless, per the 2015 census: 82,212.

Chicago reported the largest increase in veteran homelessness between 2009 and 2016, a 20.2% increase, up by 101 people. The city reported that 10.2% of those who were homeless in 2016 were veterans, up from 7% in 2015 and 9% in 2014.

This information came from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in their FAQ section. The demographics are astonishing. There has been a decrease overall in homelessness in Chicago, but the number of homeless veterans is rising steadily. Take some time and visit the CCH website. It keeps up with the latest statistics and provides a number of resources.

Every t-shirt sold goes toward helping a vet find a home.

Get $5 off a t-shirt this month only.

Use coupon code MAR5OFF when ordering.

Thank you for being on this journey with us.

Click the shirt to order!

Chicago Tiny House T-shirt

 

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

Friday, January 26

7:00 p.m.

Wilson Abbey

931 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

We are excited to meet you and share our vision for eliminating homelessness in Chicago. Tiny Houses are trendy right now. People are discovering the challenge and joy of becoming downwardly mobile, practicing minimalism, and reducing their carbon footprint with a simpler lifestyle. There are even HGTV shows about it: Tiny House, Big Living; Tiny House Hunters; and Tiny House Living.

We’re not in this for the trend. When we look at the potential tiny houses have, we immediately imagine a small community of tiny houses existing to alleviate homelessness in Chicago. Small spaces providing a sense of ownership and security. A stepping stone to independence.

One of our biggest hurdles is Chicago zoning laws. There are incredibly strict requirements for building, and at the moment there is no zoning that would allow for tiny houses to be built. We are working with a lawyer, aldermen, and other organizations to obtain new zoning for tiny houses.

The American TIny House Association has a wealth of information on zoning. There are townships and counties in Michigan, South Carolina, Utah, Tennesee, Colorado, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Texas. The biggest city to have no minimum size for houses is Philadelphia.

Smaller cities are amending their zoning regulations to include tiny house dimensions. Why is Chicago, one of the most pioneering cities in America, not considering the potential of tiny houses?

You can help us by attending our fundraiser next Friday night, the 26th, and donating to our fund to build a tiny house prototype. We believe that actually seeing and walking through a tiny house may change people’s minds and influence their decisions to allow for tiny house communities.

Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser Flier

Our Fundraiser is in 12 Days!

Our Fundraiser is in 12 Days!

Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

We are hosting our first fundraiser in 12 days! We will have a special guest, refreshments, live music, raffles, and more!

In order to procure the funds we need to launch our Tiny House Community project, we first have to build a physical prototype to give potential donors a walk-through experience of what we’re asking them to invest in.

We are asking you to be a part of this mission by joining us at our event, inviting your friends, sharing our project with people, and considering supporting us financially with a monetary gift. We are focusing on building a Tiny House Community for veterans for our first project.

$10 Suggested Admission

$25 Admission and T-Shirt

Our two bands:

Jazz Robots

Glenn Kaiser

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