2019 Seeds of Change Silent Auction

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A Trip to Morocco

Experience all Morocco has to offer with four nights in a beautiful private apartment. Comfortably holding from one - four people (there is a master bedroom and a second bedroom with twin beds) the apartment boasts modern amenities like a bathroom with a full tub, hot water, a modern toilet and a separate bidet; a small washing machine; and satellite television with hundreds of channels in numerous languages. There is a garage and an elevator in the building with a doorman to assist you with your needs and questions. This apartment is located a taxi-ride from the old city of Fez. Trip is from one to four people and dates must be cleared with the donor.


Vacation in the Black Hills

Need to get out of town? Escape the city with a trip to the gorgeous Black Hills of South Dakota. You and your family/friends (up to 6 people) can spend 5 nights at Shady Grove Cabin in Nemo, South Dakota (about 25 miles from Rapid City). The home sits on five private acres, with a stream at the end of the driveway, a lake just down the road, tall pines and aspen, and a million night-time stars. All amenities are included and the location is close to Black Hills attractions like Mt. Rushmore, historic Deadwood, and Custer State Park. Dates must be negotiated with owners, though many dates in spring and fall are available. It's the perfect getaway!


Black Ensemble Theater Tickets

Enjoy an exciting theatrical production with two Gold Tickets for a Thursday evening performance or a Saturday Matinee at Black Ensemble Theater.


Big Delicious Dinner

Take a break from the craziness of the city with a relaxing dinner for two from Big Delicious Planet. Set in the middle of their hidden West Town urban farm, each four-course family-style dinner is an exemplary intermix of creative event planning, innovative cuisine, and sustainable urban agriculture. Valid for Summer 2019.


Axe Throwing Party

Looking for something a little different to do with your friends? Check out this pass for a six-person party at The Backyard Axe-Throwing League in Portage Park. You and your group will receive axe-throwing training and then compete in a round-robin tournament until a champion is crowned. So tap into your inner Game of Thrones and get axe throwing!


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

A signed copy of Charlene Carruthers latest book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. "Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist."


Chicago Ensemble Tickets

Ten tickets to enjoy the Chicago Ensemble, which brings together outstanding musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta and other distinguished area organizations, to create an original and beautiful sound. Tickets can be used for April 20, June 4, or June 9 performances.


Antique Shopping at the Randolph Street Market

Experience America's largest and livliest urban antique market with this season pass for two to the Randolph Street Market. Antiques, art, crafts, food, and oddities - you can find anything and everything at Randolph Street - check it out!


Dinner with Bernardine and Bill

Renowned activists (and chefs?) Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn will prepare a delicious dinner for six at their Hyde Park home. After the meal, settle in for some stories and stimulating conversation. A rare opportunity!


See Chicago at the Skydeck

Move up in the world with these four tickets for Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower. You and your family or friends can see the sights of Chicago - and possibly Indiana! - from the 103rd floor. And maybe even step out on The Ledge!


Pati Jinich's Kitchen

Two autographed cookbooks from renowned chef Pati Jinich, host of Pati's Mexican Table on PBS. Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens will help you discover (or rediscover) the joy of cooking Mexican food.


Laugh Factory

Touted as the #1 comedy club in the country, this set of four tickets will give you and some friends a chance to yuck it up!


Personal Training with Deborah Stern

A one-hour personal training session with Deborah Stern, a certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Deborah's passion for health and fitness has motivated her to educate her clients on the importance of eating for their health and longevity and exercising correctly to achieve body-fat loss, gaining lean muscle mass, increasing energy levels, improving balance and posture and feeling happy and healthy at the end of each session.


Are you into leather?

Are you into leather? You can be with a gift certificate for two Leather Work 101 classes at the Chicago School of Shoemaking. Take the class twice or bring a friend - either way you'll learn a lot and have a fantastic time!


Chicago History Museum Tickets

Get to know Chicago, or reacquaint yourself with our city's history, with this Core (2 adult members + 2 guest) membership to the Chicago History Museum.



Flex Pilates Chicago is a boutique pilates studio located in the heart of River North. With 11 reformers, each class provides hands-on, semi-private instruction. Focusing on core strength and flexibility, Flex is a unique fusion of traditional pilates and dynamic strength training to achieve a whole body workout. This gift certificate is for three reformer classes, enough to get you hooked.  Fun Fact: Crossroads Fund staff member Emmanuel Garcia is a regular.


Dinner by Abha

For the second year in a row, Crossroads Fund donor Abha Kapila has generously donated a fresh homemade Indian meal: chicken coconut curry with fenugreek, basmati saffron rice, and lentil soup seasoned with mango and coriander. She will deliver locally or winner can pick-up from Lincoln Park. You will also get three amazingly fresh homemade bottles of chive saffron vinegar with sage or oregano. Yum!



Enjoy an amazing culinary experience with this gift certificate to Boka, one of Chicago's most beloved restaurants and the recipient of seven consecutive Michelin Stars.


The Amazing Spiderman and Wonder Woman

It's cool to be a comic book geek with this excellent Spiderman print by Portage Park artists Candy and Nick Poblador. Their art features a melding of pop-culture and Chicago and the result is pure fun. Channel your inner warrior with this bold Wonder Woman screen-print by Portage Park artists Candy and Nick Poblador.


Wall Quilt by Iva Freeman

This beautiful wall-quilt, handmade by Iva Freeman, will surely bring a splash of color to any room in your house. A pocket on the back allows for easy hanging.


Good Girl Ella Blanket

We know winter is almost over (at least we hope it is!) but you'll be prepared for next winter with this  beautiful and warm hand-crocheted blanket from Good Girl Ella. Perfect for long, cozy nights by the fire.