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North Shore Unites - enduring and endearing ways our community is united to help all those serving and in need. We would love to add any contribution for our hospitality colleagues. Please send us what you're doing to jengel@cnscvb.com.

Business Name How They're Helping How You Can Help
Assembly Creators Market
Evanston
Reyes Witt, owner of Assembly Creators, partnered with small business fashion and professional sewers to found Sewn Together Chicago, a project to keep designers working and keep you covered. The unique mask construction provides full coverage. 70% of each sale goes to the small business owner making the mask. Purchase Here

Donate Here
Becky and Me Toys
Evanston
Peggy Seibert of Becky & Me Toys received a call from a customer who wanted to assist families during the stay-at-home order. The customer donated $500 to purchase educational games, toys and arts & crafts and Peggy and her daughter Becky coordinated with local school social workers to find families in need.  
Bookends and Beginnings
Evanston
Bookends & Beginnings has started a GoFundMe site to assist their employees during this time and is also donating 10% of total donations of your donation with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation —BINC—a nonprofit foundation that gives life-sustaining grants to individual booksellers and bookstores across the country facing a crisis. Donate Here
Catered by Design Catered by Design has delivered countless meals to area police departments and hospitals.   
Chicago Boudoir Photography
Winnetka
Chicago Boudoir is partnering with Soul & Smoke, a local catering business that is donating meals to those in need and to the frontline essential workers. If you make a $99 donation to the cause, you'll receive a $379 Chicago Boudoir Gift Certificate.  Donate Here
Comida Cantina
Evanston
This restaurant has only been open for a short time but is making a big impact. Comida Cantina is donating meals to hospital staff on a continuous basis.   
Culvers
Skokie
Donated 300 Burgers/sides to Evanston Hospital and donated more to the testing site for North Shore University Health Systems in Skokie.  
Curt's Cafe
Evanston
Curt's Cafe holds such gratitude to our amazing students, staff and volunteers who have prepared and delivered over 3,500 meals for 3 different agencies serving individuals in need over the past two weeks.  Donate Here
Dairy Queen Grill and Chill
Northbrook
Buy a $20 fundrasing giftcard with $100 worth of coupons that never expire. Helps to pay employees and pay for supplies. Set up a delivery to any hospital, nursing home, police/ fire stations, grocery stores, etc.  Purchase Here

Order Here
Di Pescara
Northbrook
Di Pescara's team has set up The Lettuce Entertain You Employee Emergency Relief Fund to contribute to the financial support of their Lettuce team members during this national health emergency. Donate Here
Downtown Evanston Downtown Evanston Supporting small businesses in Evanston - Purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win gift cards from Downtown Evanston businesses. Winner will be selected on May 30th. All proceeds will go to Lend Evanston – which is suppling grants to small businesses. Purchase Here
FASTSIGNS of Skokie
Skokie
FASTSIGNS of Skokie is donating banners and yard signs to any temporary testing facilities.  
Feast & Imbibe
Evanston
D'Andre Carter and Heather Bublick, owners of Feast & Imbibe and Soul 'N Smoke have given out 1500 meals to people in need and emergency health workers through community purchased meals. In addition, other local restaurants like Koi Evanston are donating meals that are then distributed to those in need. This initiative will continue to cook and individually package the meals and offer free no-touch deliveries to anyone in need in the community. Donate Here
Few Spirits
Evanston
Proudly donated ethanol to their friends at Meliora and they gave them back sanitizer. Donated to the Evanston Police Department and St Francis Hospital.   
Firehouse Grill
Evanston
Continues to support the community in so many ways. They have donated over 150 meals to Connections for the Homeless!  
Found/The Barn Steakhouse
Evanston
Owner Amy Morton and her team are providing 100 plus breakfast meals for homeless people that are currently living at Connections for the Homeless emergency housing sites.  
Frank & Betsie's
Glencoe
Frank & Betsie's is raising funds for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. To make your generous contribution, please click donate here. Thank you! Donate Here
Fred's Garage
Winnetka
Has donated meals to Kellogg Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital and other departments.   
Great Harvest Bread
Evanston
Donated sweets, pastries and coffee to Evanston Hospital staff.  
Grill House
Northbrook
Donated rice, uncooked hamburgers and chicken breast to SD27 for lunch deliveries thru Lunch Solutions. Also gave 1,000 free meal coupons for kids to SD 24,28 and 31. Check their Facebook page for charitable events in the community. Schools, food pantry, teachers and first responders have been helped.  
Hewn Bread
Evanston
Customers can purchase a Neighbor Loaf (or as many as they would like), on Hewn's online store, and the loaves get donated to the Hillside Food Pantry in Evanston. This initiative supports the farmers, the millers, the bakery and the people who are in need of food. Over two weeks, they have made almost 1,000 loaves for the Food Pantry. Donate Here
Jennifer's Edibles
Evanston
Jennifer Eason and William Eason of Jennifer's Edibles have been providing free delivered dinners to Evanston's seniors and those most vulnerable to Covid-19. The restaurant, now closed and solely focused on this effort, have a growing group of volunteers who shop for, prepare, and deliver the meals. The goal is to increase their capacity to serve 100 seniors every day for the next 30 days, many of for whom it's the only meal they eat. Donate Here
Koi 
Evanston
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine in Evanston are happy to provide 20 free meals daily to our restaurant industry workers who are in need of food during this difficult time. 

Please consider buying a meal and donate to the people who are in need. Koi Box Dinners are $10 each. You may select quantity of the meals you wish to donate. Your Gift will be use immediately to provide food for hungry people, low income families in our community, Northshore Hospitals staff, Hospitality Industry Workers, Connections for Homeless, etc. Thank you for your support of the Koi Community Fund during Covid-19. We are in this together! Evanston Endures- Sandy Chen
Donate Here
La Cocinita
Evanston
Owners Rachel and Benoit Angulo have set up a GoFundMe site to collect donations to provide meals for Emergency Response Teams working the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The restaurant is discounting their typical meal costs and providing free, no-contact delivery Donate Here
Lulu's
Evanston
Has sent food to every Police Officer, EMT, Firefighter, departments at Evanston Hospital. Community strength, community pride.   
Makisu
Skokie
Sending meals to Lincolnwood first responders   
Mesa Urbana
Northbrook
Helping with financial assistance for staff. Purchase gift card - 50% of each sale will be donated to employee relief effort. Donate Here
NaKorn
Evanston
While owners Sam Rattanos and Mina made the difficult decision to close their restaurant, they are keeping some staff to prepare meals to donate to those in need. Prior to closing, Nakorn delivered 76 meals to Jacob Blake Tower, a local affordable housing community for the elderly, and donated about 15 cases of fresh produce to Feast & Imbibe to help them prepare free meals Donate Here
Northern Fork Catering Company
Chicago
In this time of need, Northern Fork is reaching out to our neighbors to help us in providing meals to our incredibly hard-working medical and first responder personnel. Just $10 provides an individually packaged meal and snack to help keep our doctors, nurses, EMTs, and critical responders fed and healthy as they are tackling the growing health crisis. Donate Here
P.F. Changs
Northbrook
The Lucky Cat Assistance Fund for all team members to provide financial assistance. 15% of every giftcard sale to LCAF. Purchase Here
Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen-Bar
Glenview
Asking local community to help them by donating money to feed first responders. Every time they hit $300, free meals are provided to emergency responders. For every $ donated, they provide 20-50 meals including delivery. Go to the form on their special Facebook page or call 847-296-2230. Donate Here
Pressed
Skokie
Donated food for Skokie NorthShore Hospital. Donate Here
Stacked and Folded Social House
Evanston
Donated food for health care workers at Lutheran General Hospital. Stacked and Folded truly appreciates the support from the community and are grateful to be able to help out any way they can!  
Stumble & Relish
Evanston
Stumble & Relish is asking customers and the community to sponsor $50 gift bags. They then fill each bag with up to $75 worth if merchandise. The bags are given to local hospital staff. It benefits the healthcare worker with a gift of gratitude, the customers showing an act of kindness and Stumble & Relish can continue to keep the business afloat while continuing to work with her small business makers for more
inventory.
Donate Here
Ten Ninety Brewing Co.
Glenview
Making hand sanitizer. Donating to Glenbrook Hospital.  
Ten Thousand Villages
Evanston
Never has Ten Thousand Villages global and local Mission been so essential, yet so at risk. They are faced with unprecedented challenges that threaten their ability to continue their Mission. The grinding halt of our economy and the temporary closure of their store means they also lost their main mechanism to carry out their Mission and support Artisans. By purchasing Artisans' hand crafted product, Ten Thousand Villages is the main support for thousands living in the world's most vulnerable countries, COVID-19 is exacerbating global socio-economic disparities, and now they must ask for your help in a way they haven't before. They need your financial help to support their store so they can continue to support Artisans.

They've also converted their Free Library to a Free Pantry. Please take what you need..... please add to it if you can.
Donate Here
Toffe Break Desserts
Northbrook
With every chocolate dipping kit purchased, a sweet treat will be donated to the local food pantry. $23.95/each. Purchase Here or call 847-564-5131
Village Inn Pizzeria
Skokie
 When ordering please try to donate a canned food item. All items will be given to the Niles Food Pantry. 

For every pizza purchased on Monday, we will donate a personal pizza to the hospital staff of a local hospital including Evanston Hospital, Lutheran General, Glenbrook NorthShore and Swedish Hospital!
Donate Here
Westfield Old Orchard
Skokie
Westfield Old Orchard did a #FeelGoodFriday last week in the community to support all the great local initiatives.

They donated funds to the following organizations:
-$500 No kid hungry Chicago which equals 5,000 meals
-$1,500 Greater Chicago Food Depository (which services Niles)
-CPK catered lunch for Skokie Police Department ($315). DoorDash wouldn’t wait for the delivery so the CPK GM actually delivered the order on Westfield Old Orchard's behalf #Awesome
-Shake Shack lunch for local ER hospital workers at Skokie Hospital ($300) 

This week they are going to partner with Feast & Imbibe, a local catering company they use for Uncorked events, and are going to be supporting their efforts to feed the local community. Currently Feast & Imbibe is delivering 250 meals/day to seniors and underserved families in our immediate market. Westfield Old Orchard is going to encourage local donations and match any up to $1000.

They are joining forces with the O'Hare Airport team to donate funds to support Columbia College Fashion Students who are currently making masks for people in need. Literally these fashion students are sewing masks from home, disinfecting them and shipping them to healthcare workers.

Westfield Old Orchard sent Shake Shack to our Skokie first responders to say thank you for keeping our community safe. Thank you for everything you do. #westfieldcares