CSLN had a lively meeting and ioby fundraising party!
We Keep You Rollin’
Be Safe as you roll out, Deloris Lucas
Chicago Demonstration Gardens
Thanks to all who contributed to our CSLN/IOBY fundraising effort. We raised a total of $994. These funds will be used to purchase plant material, soil amendments and signage for demonstration gardens in Back of the Yards and Woodlawn. Volunteers have started constructing demonstration beds at The Plant. We've ordered native plants from Prairie Nursery. Volunteers in Woodlawn have constructed two DIY grow light stands and have started lots of flowerbed plants from seed, both indoors and outdoors. Work has begun! Thanks again! Visit chicagodemogardens.org for more information about our projects this summer, and use our contact page to volunteer and get involved. Contact page: http://chicagodemogardens.org/contact-us/
Slow Roll Chicago
Slow Roll Chicago and the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network are joining missions in order to connect communities and sustainability organizations across Chicago through a series of 4 community bike rides during the month of September. Rides will span the city over the course of the month with a number of different community partners, riding with Enlace in Little Village & North Lawndale, BUILD Chicago in Austin, Institute of Cultural Affairs in Uptown, and Grow Greater Englewood in Englewood. We dearly appreciate everyone who supported our ioby crowdfunding campaign. Together, we raised over $900 to support our Sustainable September ride series. To learn more about Slow Roll Chicago and our upcoming project, please visit our website at slowrollchicago.org.
Home Sharing for Happier Living
New Community Vision’s Home Sharing for Happier Living crowd funding campaign raised $1,279, which was short of our goal but still money that we would not have raised otherwise. We are grateful for the financial support and to IOBY and the CSLN for making it possible. These funds will go toward database development and we will seek a pro bono arrangement for our website and graphic design needs. The next step is to actively develop relationships with religious, cultural and community organizations to seek opportunities to address their membership to explain the concept and get a commitment to have monthly housing mixers in their community. The other next step is to identify a nonprofit who will be our fiscal agent as well as mentor and collaborator. Once again, heartfelt thanks for your support.