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EVENT DATE: Jul 23, 2014

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jul 13, 2014

SEFF is thrilled to invite all Summer Learning attendees to the Field Museum on Chicago's lakeshore for a night of fun, philanthropy and flotation on Wednesday 7/23.

With our collective team coming together, we're excited to use this event as a way to make a big impact on the Greater Chicagoland community. We’ve partnered with a corporate giving organization to build a program that will give our teammates the opportunity to get hands on and produce items that will ultimately impact 8000+ local children and families. A small sampling of the activities involved-- creating chew toys for Chicago’s animal shelters, making blankets for area cancer patients and building personalized back to school kits for Chicago Public Schools students.

Our leadership team has jumped at the opportunity to put some skin in the game as well. After we wrap up the team event, our leaders will be participating in a charity paddleboard race at Burnham Harbor. We’re expecting this race to be fun and fast, all while raising a boatload (quite literally) of money for charities our paddlers really care about.

Please find the charities each leader has chosen to represent listed on this site. If you are passionate about one or a few, please feel free to donate (and submit for matching gifts to double-up your impact!). All donations are welcome and much appreciated.

Varying levels of donation to a specific cause gain you certain "perks" during the evening-- for example:

  • $50 donation: Wear your support on your sleeve-- get a t-shirt to wear the evening of the event and cheer your heart out for the leader and charity of your choice
  • $150 donation: Launch Team status-- help your leader and charity prep, pump up and push-off for the race

PLEASE LIST YOUR NAME WITH DONATION so we can follow up with your t-shirt!

 

Donations will be accepted through the evening of the event, however, for t-shirt perks donations must be made no later than Friday, 7/11 in order to give our printer time to make and deliver shirts.