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Eleventh Annual LuxeHome CHILL Makes Real Charitable Impact

Eleventh Annual LuxeHome CHILL Makes Real Charitable Impact

After traveling and witnessing firsthand the level of poverty a huge population of the world lives in, it became difficult for me to attend luxurious events when I knew at the end of the night so much food was going to be thrown out while so many people were hungry elsewhere. I’ve been trying to be conscious about choosing to attend the kinds of events that are tied to a charity or non-profit organization and are truly doing good deeds for those not as fortunate.

One of my favorite food events of the year has raised nearly 1 million dollars since 2007 to support Chicago area charitable organizations: the Lynn Sage Foundation, Respiratory Health Organization and Saturday Place. I’ve attended the event in 20122013, 2014, and 2016 and each year is better than the next!

This year on November 9 nearly 50 restaurants and dozens of premium wine and spirits companies are participating in partnership with Wine Spectator Magazine in the amazing LuxeHome space in the Merchandise Mart. LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation with 30 different boutiques all in one location. This event always gives me great decorating and interior design ideas for my apartment and future home. Haven’t you always wanted to sip an expensive Pinot Grigio while lounging on a marble tub?

There are several restaurants attending that have been on my Chicago bucket list for a while now including Café Spiaggia, Maple and Ash, Mi Tocaya, River Roast, The Signature Room and more!

Learn more about the charitable organizations that CHILL supports below:

  • They Lynn Sage Foundation is dedicated to funding innovative research to eradicate breast cancer. The Foundation was established by Laura and Halee Sage in honor of their mother, Lynn, who died from breast cancer at the young age of 39. The Foundation raises money to support the Lynn Sage Scholars, promising young doctors investigating novel research early in their careers. 
  • Respiratory Health Association is an independent not-for-profit lung health organization that has been serving Chicagoland since 1906. Their mission is to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease through research, advocacy and education. Through community-based interventions, Respiratory Health Association serves local residents living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.
  • Saturday Place is an enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade Chicago Public School students who are performing at least one year below grade level and live in under-resourced communities. We currently have a partnership with Chavez Multicultural Academic Center, a Chicago Public School, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

You can purchase tickets here and can even choose all three or one specific charity that your ticket proceeds will benefit.

Cover photo from Chill's 2016 photo album.

What are your favorite charitable events in your city?

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