Exclusive First Look for Charity 2013 at the Chicago Auto Show

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in First Look for Charity, an exclusive sneak preview of the Chicago Auto Show.

Purchase tickets by Friday, January 25, 2013 by clicking here.

Support Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago at the First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show on Friday, February 8 at McCormick Place! Get a sneak preview of the auto show before it opens to the public. Enjoy a pre-event reception in our private suite. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and sweets will be available throughout the evening.

Live Entertainment by the Million Dollar Quartet and American English: The Complete Beatles Tribute.Each attendee will have a chance to win a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and a 2013 Buick Encore. Black tie mandatory.

Call 312-948-6864 for tickets or visit www.catholiccharities.net/firstlook.

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2013

WHERE: McCormick Place in Chicago.

Catholic Charities of Chicago is one of 18 local charities benefiting from this spectacular event. Tickets are available! Your ticket purchase to First Look for Charity on behalf of Catholic Charities of Chicago will benefit our Maternity and Adoption Programs and the Neighbors in Need fund. Our private pre-event reception with Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities, starts at 5:30 p.m.  The Show Room Floor will be open from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Their SUITE INCLUDES:

• Delicious hors d’ oeuvres, savory carving stations and cocktails

• MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

• A FABULOUS SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE FOR A 40” FLAT SCREEN TV, BLUE RAY DVD PLAYER OR IPOD NANO (16GB)

• PRIVATE COAT CHECK

• STARBUCKS COFFEE, COOKIES AND BROWNIES

 

EVENT FEATURES

ON THE AUTO SHOW FLOOR ENJOY:

• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY AMERICAN ENGLISH: THE COMPLETE BEATLES TRIBUTE & MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

• A FINE ARRAY OF COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES

• AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE PREMIER DISPLAY OF VEHICLES ON THE AUTO SHOW FLOOR

• A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF TWO NEW CARS:2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE OR 2013 BUICK ENCORE*

*Winners must be present at the drawing at 8:30 p.m.

 

First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.

 

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RAFFLE

Raffle tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.

 

GRAND PRIZE: 40” Flat Screen TV

SECOND PRIZE: Blue Ray DVD Player

THIRD PRIZE: iPod Nano (16GB)

 

Tickets can be purchased prior to the event and during the pre-event reception. Winners need not be present. You may purchase raffle tickets online at https://www.catholiccharities.net/registrations/event/firstlook or by calling

312-948-6864.

 

AUCTION

A silent auction will take place in our pre-event reception.

 

Bid on a set of LADIES CULTURED PEARL NECKLACES appraised at over $11,200 (jewelry appraisal will be included). Opening bid will start at $3,000!

 

Some of our generous donors include:

 

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WISH LIST

If you are unable to attend the event, please take the time to express your generosity through a donation. Make a 100% deductible gift to help people in need:

 

$5,000 will provide three families that were recently evicted from their homes with one month of rent and utilities.

$2,500 will purchase fresh and nutritious items, including cheese, eggs and fruit, for two food pantries for one month.

$1,000 will purchase beds, mattresses and linens for a family of five that have experienced a fire or other misfortune, and Catholic Charities provides over 75 families with these basic needs every year.

$500 will purchase six monthly transportation passes for six newly employed clients.

$250 will provide food for a family of three for ten days.

$100 will provide diapers and formula for ten babies for two days.

$50 will provide six nutritious at-home meals for three people in need for a day.

$25 will provide personal hygiene items for three homeless people.

To make a wish list donation, please click here https://www.catholiccharities.net/registrations/event/firstlook .You may also make your contribution by completing the attached response card or by calling 312-948-6864.

 

DRESS CODE, HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS, AND PARKING INFORMATION

The event is black-tie mandatory (coupon for Men’s Warehouse attached).  Please note, gentleman must be in suits or they will not be permitted onto the show room floor.

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, at 301 E. North Water St. at a special rate of $119. There will be a complimentary shuttle service to and from McCormick Place. To book online go to www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FirstLook.You must reserve your room by Friday, January 18. Please note that overnight parking at the Sheraton is $51.

 

Parking information: There are three lots – A, B and C. We recommend parking in Lot A and taking the main escalators down to the first floor, Level 1 South, where our room is located directly inside of Gate 2.A map of McCormick Place is attached.  If you park in Lot B, please note, the last shuttle to Lot B will leave Gate 26 (located on the lower level of the south show room floor) at 12:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Tickets are $250 per person. You may register online at https://www.catholiccharities.net/registrations/event/firstlook. For additional event information or to register by phone, please contact, Christina Raddi Vasta, Director of Donor Relations, at 312-948-6864 orcraddi@catholiccharities.net.

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!

 

Christina M Raddi Director of Donor Relations Development craddi@catholiccharities.net

Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Chicago 721 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60654 Office (312) 948-6864 Fax (312) 655-0605 www.catholiccharities.net

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