Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago recently partnered with Notre, a retail shop based in the West Loop that specializes in streetwear, sneakers, and other high-end fashion and design items. The shop regularly runs raffles for super in-demand sneakers (think Yeezy, NikeLab, Vans Vault), and has also previously turned fashion events into fundraising opportunities for local organizations. Notre's unique shoe raffle for BGCC raised $46,854 for “A Club for Home” initiatives!
Notre's raffle for BGCC included the release of a trio of Nike Dunk SP Lows in three colorways. For $3, Notre customers could enter a raffle drawing on July 1 for the opportunity to purchase their choice of the retro sneakers later that week for $100 + shipping. The hot-ticked item brought in 15,000 raffle entries with proceeds benefiting BGCC!
Those thousands of raffle entrants contributed to Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s mission while chancing their luck for a pair of stylish kicks. In a social media post reporting the results of the raffle, hundreds of Notre’s followers expressed their support of our raffle partnership: “Amazing work” and “Incredible!” and “Keep doing this 👍”.
All donations support “A Club for Home” initiatives, launched by BGCC in response to the challenges facing Club members during the COVID-19 crisis. Programming that includes: a Virtual Club experience filled with activities such as story hour, art workshops, and science lessons for 1,700 active members, 2,500 "A Club for Home" kits packed with science materials, art supplies, books, and educational games to keep kids engaged in Club activities at home, and food distribution programs that feed hundreds of families hit hardest by the pandemic with prepared meals and groceries.
When you make a gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, you are directly supporting children in our community during this uncertain time. With your help, we are as committed as ever to enabling all of our remarkable young people to reach their full potential.