by Jill Robinson
Chicago’s fickle weather calmed down long enough for a sunny two hour stretch to welcome guests to Greenheart Travel’s “Chi-town for Shanty-town” fundraiser last night. Citizen’s Bar Rooftop patio was buzzing with guests mingling and bidding on silent auction items and purchasing raffle tickets, and the evening was a success.
The final count from last night recorded almost $1,000 collected for the Indlovu Center. The money will go to the medical clinic that is in desperate need of funds after a fire nearly destroyed the township in November 2008. Greenheart Travel is partnered with the Shaster Foundation and sends volunteers to this site to help with their community building projects and efforts in creating a sustainable township in Capetown, South Africa.
Thanks to everyone that donated and attended the event! Also a big thank you to all the businesses and people who donated to the silent auction, raffle and door prize collection. Your efforts will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those in the Monwabisi Park township.