Didn't make it to mini golf, big change? You missed a fantastic night of food, mini golf, and fun that helped raise $2000 for groups working for racial, social and economic justice in Chicago!
I’ve been raising money since I sold sweet and sour lollipops in junior high school, for the travel expenses of my debate team…which means that I’ve been a grassroots fundraiser for over twenty years. About a decade ago I learned about Kim Klein and the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, both an incredible resource for grassroots fundraisers (seriously, if you want to raise money for anything and you don’t have a subscription to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, get one, you will NOT be sorry).
Each summer, the same cycle repeats itself: as the temperatures rise, crime statistics also increase, bringing with them news coverage and community responses that often expose and inflame the deep racial and class divisions in Chicago.
A series of violent clashes over the last few months in Lakeview have sparked heated community meetings and online discussions. Although the responses have been as diverse as the LGBTQ community itself, some individuals have blamed the recent attacks on LGBTQ youth of color, and have gone so far as to call for social services for queer youth to be shut down in the neighborhood. The situation is complicated, but youth are not the problem.
Come on out for the fifth annual mini golf, big change!
a miniature golf outing to benefit Crossroads Fund.
Play a round of mini golf and support social justice in Chicago!
Here at Crossroads Fund, we love hearing about the campaigns and victories of our grantees, who are working to build racial, social, and economic justice in Chicago. But we realize that those stories don’t always reach a wider audience, outside of the individuals directly involved with the issue. When our grantees do make it into the news, we know that the headlines often do not examine the complexities of the issues or how the real story is unfolding.