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#GivingTuesday Life Builders United Donation Drive

Escape Artistry is dedicated to supporting initiatives that bring equity and equality to our communities. We have partnered with other artist-run groups to promote the incredible work of Ms. G, the founder of Life Builders United in Englewood. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such fantastic community organizers, and are excited to spread the word!

We are calling on our own network of supporters to help us as we join forces with Gadabout. This NW side Chicago restaurant is doing amazing things to help provide resources to communities on the West and Southside. Efforts are being concentrated this week on Life Builders United. In addition to their ongoing mission, LBU has been providing food and basic necessities to their community. As a leader, Ms. G has gone above and beyond the mission of her organization.

Let's show up for her the same way she has shown up for her community with this last BIG PUSH! 

Gray Talent Group has provided a HUGE boost and words cannot express our gratitude. THANK YOU for the headstart we needed!

What can you do to help?

We are seeking donations of the following items:

Food Items

  • Rice
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Deli meats and cheese
  • Corned beef
  • Whole milk
  • Salted butter
  • Salt and other spices
  • Olive oil / cooking oil

Office Supplies

  • Notepads
  • notebooks
  • composition books
  • Ball point pens
  • Crayons/markers
  • Printer paper
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Notebook paper
  • Dividers
  • Staples
  • Paperclips
  • Printer toner for Brother printer

Household Items

  • Soap (bars and otherwise)
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry soap
  • Large garbage bags
  • Diapers
    [size 2, 3, 4]
  • BBQ Charcoal / Lighter Fluid
  • Masks 
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol/Clorox disinfecting wipes

Physical donations are being collected at the following locations:

(Please note: Escape Artistry is not a collection site)

Gadabout in Andersonville
5212 N Clark
Tues. June 16, 2020
9:30a - 4:00p

Redtwist Theatre in Edgewater
1044 W Brynn Mawr
Tues. June 16, 2020
9:30a - 4:00p

Liberty Tax Services in Elgin
224 S Randall Rd
June 15 - June 20
Mon - Fri 12p - 6p
Sat 11a - 3p

Please help spread the word! Every little bit helps!

Photo Credit: Rinska Carrasco (Gadabout General Manager and Owner)
This is an image from last Giving Tuesday food drive for Birthworks Collective and St. John Church "We Got Us: West Side Pop Up"

Collecting from friends has been a HUGE part of our success. 5 friends giving you 5 cans of food turns into 25 which is amazing.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible financial donation to help Life Builders United cover the cost of facilities and daily operations, our friends at Uprising Theater are serving as their fiscal sponsor. Click this link to donate, and please write “Life Builders United” in the note section. 100% of your donation will go towards helping our friends at LBU.

We are only this successful BECAUSE OF YOU!

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