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October 25, 2010

Yelp Chicago Makes Doing Good Look… Good!

Posted by Johnny Todd

On an unseasonably warm October night, Yelp Chicago invited over 500 guests to make their way to the Near West Side’s stunning marvel of design, Salvage One, to get acquainted with 30 of the city’s most involved non-profit groups. What awaited everyone was a night of discovery, delicious food, inventive drinks, exciting entertainment, and do-gooding. This was a cause for this party.

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And, those causes? Incredible NPOs like: One Tail At A Time, Found Chicago, Pakistan American Resource Connection, Working In The Schools, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, the ALS Association of Greater Chicago, Young Professionals of Chicago, The Center for Domestic Peace, Bin Donated, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, One Brick, The Red Pump Project, Book Worm Angels, Concern Worldwide, Family Farmed, Inspiration Corporation, Chicago Inner City Outings, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Bethel New Life, Vital Bridges, Bright Pink, Climate Cycle, 826 Chi, Imerman Angels, Creative Go-Round, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Children’s Home & Aid, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. These incredible organizations inspired guests and found new recruits.

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Volunteering is known to make a person hungry. It’s a fact. So, it’s a good thing that amazing restaurants Go Roma, Riva Navy Pier, Chen’s Chinese & Sushi, and Rub BBQ Company were on hand to fill the attendees belly’s. And, because you have to be sweet to give of your time for others, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Libby & Laura and The Confection Diva made sure that all good deeds were rewarded. Libations from Zodiac Vodka, Dewar's Scotch Whisky, Crispin Cider, and Dry Soda made sure that no one's throats were parched from all the talking going on.

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Because balance is need in every life (and party), dynamic DJs from Toast & Jam and melodic music from The Thin Man kept party goers movin’ and groovin’. Fleur provided folliage and D'Absolute Catering kept the party flowing without a hitch. With so much to do, see, experience, eat, and drink, we’re lucky that eagle-eyed photogs Irene Kijack and Ingrid Bonne-Goggins kept a photographic record of the evening. Making memories of another kind, was the mirthful maven from Jumpshots. Reviews from the event are here. Pictures can be found here, here and here.

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Eating and drinking is fun. Spending time with good people is special. Finding out how to help others is inspired. If you put all three together, you have Yelp Helps!… and we thank you all for that.

Your grateful Community Manager,

Johnny T

Comments

Brittany Beagley

What an amazing event! Thank you so much for having Children's Home + Aid there, Yelp! We met so many amazing people!

www.childrenshomeandaid.org

Kristin Claes

This was such a great event--thank you Yelp!! The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation got to meet a lot of wonderful people and potential volunteers.

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